AlburyCity continues to work through more than 1,850 customer requests for assistance following the storm activity that recently impacted the region.
AlburyCity CEO, Frank Zaknich said records show that we experienced our wettest January in 40 years, with wild storm activity and the resulting flooding having a major impact across our region.
“Our initial response to the storms was to focus on fallen trees, blocked drains, and flooded roads, and our teams have done a great job in the mammoth clean-up task,” said Mr Zaknich.
“Whilst calls for assistance continue to climb we’ve been able to reduce the number outstanding, with almost 1,300 requests being addressed, focussed on ensuring the safety of our community and protection of community assets.”
Mayor Kylie King once again thanked the community for their patience and understanding whilst the Council teams prioritised where assistance was most needed.
“Importantly, our application for disaster declaration funding assistance has been successful, and we are thankful to both the Federal and State Governments for helping our community get through this difficult time.”
The Albury CBD was one of many areas impacted by the deluges, with pits and drains in Dean and David Street’s inspected, and earmarked for upgrade once design is complete and resourcing and funding can be allocated.
Other areas where repair works are underway include the drains in Bungambrawatha Creek, where sandbags have been placed as a temporary solution until rectification works can be fully completed, and Kerr Road in Thurgoona where significant undermining of the road occurred due to flood waters.
Shaw Street in Springdale Heights and Centaur Road in Hamilton Valley have had work undertaken to ensure they are accessible to traffic, with full rectification to be undertaken following the completion of roads in Splitters Creek.
“A big thankyou must go to our teams who continue their focus on keeping our community safe under trying circumstances,” added Mr Zaknich.
“We strongly encourage community members and businesses that have been impacted by the storms to contact Service NSW on 13 77 88 to see what disaster funding assistance might be available.”
To find out more how stormwater, run-off and drainage is managed in Albury visit alburycity.nsw.gov.au/services/water-and-sewer/stormwater,-runoff-and-drainage