Administrator’s Column – Flood Recovery

Date

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Release

With the fine weather over the Easter weekend, Council crews continued clean-up efforts to restore the coast’s roads, waterways and foreshores following the recent severe weather.  

I am amazed that over the last two weeks council staff have collected more than 185.3 tonnes of wrack and debris from over 2.1 kms of foreshore; 710 tonnes of debris from beaches and repaired more than 3,000 potholes across our road network.  

We are very appreciative of the community help in this clean-up and encourage residents to continue to let Council know when they see something that needs our attention. 

With a declaration of natural disaster for the Central Coast, there are support services for impacted residents and businesses through Disaster Welfare Assistance on 1800 018 444 and both the NSW and Australian Governments have announced financial assistance for those who are eligible. I encourage affected residents to inquire if they would be eligible.

As promised to the community, I have today released Mr Gordon’s Independent review of Council’s management of open coast lagoons. The report’s key findings highlight the quality and experience of CCC staff and acknowledges they’re dealing with a “wicked” problem with no easy solution. The full report can be found by searching ‘administrator’ at centralcoast.nsw.gov.au . All five recommendations of the report will be progressed and implemented accordingly.  

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Last updated : Fri 9 Apr 2021