Natural disaster recovery community bulletin #1

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Tuesday, 23 March 2021

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Stay safe and don’t get complacent

Trees may be unstable, so please exercise caution and keep vehicles away from large trees.

Residents should call SES on 132 500 should their property be impacted by fallen trees.

Multiple roads have been closed across the Central Coast and on reopening, debris and sediment may remain on the roads. With conditions changing regularly, residents are urged to drive to the conditions and avoid unnecessary travel in areas still impacted by flooding, follow signage and directions carefully and never drive through flood waters.

Please do not remove road closure signage or barriers – these have been placed for the community’s safety and need to remain in place. They will be removed by Council staff when appropriate.

If you see something else that needs our attention, please use the report an issue function on our website or call us on 1300 463 954.

Reach out for support

With a declaration of natural disaster for the Central Coast, support services are available for impacted residents to aid recovery. Resilience NSW is the lead disaster management agency for NSW, responsible for all aspects of disaster recovery.

An evacuation reception centre opened on Monday 22 March at Diggers @ The Entrance, located at 315 The Entrance Road, Long Jetty.

Open 24 hours, 7 days until no longer required, agencies available on site to assist include Red Cross, Housing Contact Centre, Salvation Army, Local Land Services, Chaplaincy Network, Disaster Welfare Assistance and Samaritans.

Residents may be eligible for disaster recovery assistance. If your home or belongings have been damaged, a lump sum payment may be available. Call Disaster Welfare Assistance on 1800 018 444.

Support for impacted small businesses, primary producers and non-profit organisations is also available. For more information on where to contact these services please visit our severe weather update.

Council waste services continue

Weekly kerbside bin collections are continuing for residents as normal. For properties located on sections of road currently closed to vehicles, kerbside services will resume as soon as the roads re-open and residents should keep their bins on the kerbside until they are collected. Collections will continue over the weekend if necessary.

If you need to clear excess waste and debris from your property as a result of the severe weather, you can book a standard bulk kerbside collection for both excess garden waste and normal bulk waste. Residents can book up to six general or green waste bulk kerbside collections a year of two cubic metres per allocation. Bulk kerbside entitlements are reset annually on 1 February.

Residents can also dispose of their bulk waste directly at one of Council’s two waste management facilities located in Woy Woy and Buttonderry (Jilliby). Normal fees apply.

Please do not drop donations into affected areas. In partnership with the NSW Government GIVIT is managing donations for this recovery.

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Last updated : Wed 24 Mar 2021