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Council assesses damage from wild weather

Posted: 11am 16 Dec 2020

Moreton Bay Regional Council is assessing the extent of damage caused by recent wild weather across the region. 

Mayor Peter Flannery says the total damage bill is not known at this stage.

“Our crews were out immediately to assess our roads and pathways and fix damage to our Arana Hill Works Depot, where a tree fell on the roof,” Mayor Flannery says.

“I want to acknowledge the amazing work of our local SES for responding to all calls for assistance so quickly.

“Council’s crews are currently focusing on cleaning up debris from our beaches and the Redcliffe Lagoon in the wake of the weekend’s abnormally high tides.”

Help council prepare for future

He says the wild weather is a timely reminder for residents to provide feedback on Council’s Living Coast - Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy (CHAS).

“The changing climate is having an impact on our beaches, so Council wants your feedback to prepare for the future,” Mayor Flannery says.

“We are undertaking a comprehensive CHAS for all areas of the region affected by coastal hazards, with a focus on communities near beaches, bays and estuaries including Toorbul, Donnybrook, Beachmere, Dohles Rocks, Bribie Island, Deception Bay and Redcliffe.

“The CHAS will help Council and the community make better decisions to mitigate potential risks from coastal hazards such as erosion, storm tide inundation and predicted sea level rise.

“The wild weather over the weekend has shown the damage severe weather events can cause to our beaches and waterways, which is why a CHAS is an absolutely critical investment in the future planning of Moreton Bay Region.”

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