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Press Release, 10/07/15
Wyong Council Counting the Cost as it Finalises Storm Clean Up
Wyong Shire Council is anticipating the full costs of the recovery from the April storms will tip $4 million as it finalises the clean-up across the Shire.
The biggest challenge has been clearing of the large volumes of green and household waste deposited on the kerbsides by residents throughout the months of May and June.
Council’s Manager of Commercial Enterprises, Mr Andrew Pearce, said Council brought in significant additional resources following the event to undertake the clean-up of kerbsides in conjunction with Council’s waste contractor, Remondis.
“Since the event in late April 2015 Council has collected over 40,000 individual collections of green and household waste from kerbsides,” Mr Pearce said.
“This has been a huge exercise as typically we would collect around 6000 a month.
“The final clean-up of the Shire commenced in mid-June, with crews working street by street north and south of the Shire.
“We are currently completing a final blitz of green waste from areas within the suburbs of Blue Haven, Gorokan, Mannering Park and San Remo so basically by this weekend we will be done and dusted in terms of removing the backlog of storm damaged kerbside waste.
“It is now business as usual in terms of kerbside collections – if a resident needs one they book it through Remondis and it will be picked up on their normal rubbish day.
Following the storms Council allowed residents to drop off green waste for free at its Buttonderry Waste Management Facility and four emergency sites – altogether 35,000 cubic metres was dropped off. An estimated 80,000 cubic metres of green and household waste have been collected from kerbsides around the Shire.
“The storm event was really of biblical proportions in terms of tree damage with almost every street and park affected.” Wyong Mayor, Doug Eaton
Message from The Mayor
Mayor Doug Eaton OAM thanked the community again for its patience during the recovery which has continued for several months.
“The storms themselves only lasted a couple of days but the recovery has made it feel like they lasted for forty days and forty nights,” Mayor Eaton said.
“The storm event was really of biblical proportions in terms of tree damage with almost every street and park affected.
“The amount of waste collected by Council and its contractors from residential kerbsides across our 1050km of roads is enough to fill 32 Olympic size swimming pools – that is a huge amount to deal with.
“It has taken a lot of time, money and effort to clear the debris and I commend our staff who are working tirelessly to finalise this clean-up. “
Completion of the final sweep has been a major logistical exercise involving a wide range of contractors and Council staff given the need to collect different sizes and volumes of material from roadways then moving and disposing of it in an environmentally friendly and cost effective manner.
All residences in Wyong Shire are entitled to six free kerbside collections a year that can be booked online here, or by calling 1300 126 278.
Article compiled by Gaye Crispin
Treasure Hunt across the Coast for Women’s Cancers
Cancer Council NSW is pleased to present a brand new event, guaranteed to put the ‘fun’ back into fundraising! It’s called Rally for a Remedy, and it’s a good old fashioned car rally.
Teams of up to 5 people per car will follow clues to iconic checkpoints around the Central Coast. At each checkpoint, teams will be required to perform challenges, or answer questions, before they receive the clue to the next location.
The major prize for the highest fundraising team is a $500 gift voucher from Erina Fair and a $100 voucher from Express Lube, along with prizes of $200 Erina Fair vouchers and $100 Express Lube vouchers for the best dressed team or car and first across the finish line. Teams can fundraise leading up to the rally by getting family and friends involved or even their work mates.
Every day in Australia around 50 women are diagnosed with breast or a gynaecological cancer.
Women affected by these cancers often have specific needs and questions about their diagnosis and treatment options.
Cancer Council raises awareness about breast and gynaecological cancers, as well as funds, in support of the many thousands of women in Australia and their families who are affected by these cancers.
Community Engagement Manager for Cancer Council, Sarah Russell said ’This event will be loads of fun for all ages! It’s a great opportunity to have a fun day out with family and friends, and raise funds for a great cause!’
The Rally will kick off from 8.30am on Sunday 19 July at Erina Fair, and registration cost just $50 per car. Once you have registered your team, you will be given your very own fundraising page and welcome pack
All money raised will go to the fight against women’s’ cancers, and will be used to help fund support groups, transport, home help and more, right here locally.
To register, please click here. For more information, please contact Cancer Council on 4336 4500.
Article compiled by Gaye Crispin
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