Council counts the cost

Council has conducted an initial assessment of damage to its assets, following last week’s severe weather event, which caused widespread flooding throughout the region.

Mayor Bob Sloane said urgent works are being given first priority as Council counts the cost of the recent storm damage, which exceeds $1 million.

“We have prioritised the work according to risk, the level of service and access for the community. This work includes replacement of assets as well as significant repairs and clean ups.

“We ask the community to be patient as we work through the long list of damage. We would encourage the community to view our public document which individually lists the damaged assets and their priority.

“Please be aware this document reflects the significant infrastructure issues only. We understand and are mindful of other works that require attention, including minor scouring and road grading, we wish to assure the community these issues have not gone unnoticed and will also be addressed.”

Mayor Sloane said the final damage figure of the many not be known for some months, as Council moves to lodge insurance claims and investigate potential financial assistance through the State Government’s emergency relief funds. 

A full list of the assets requiring replacement, clean-up or repair, can be viewed here. Please note: this document only reflects the significant infrastructure issues.