Storm damage clean up in Coraki and Lower Richmond

CORAKI received a visit from Richmond Valley mayor Ernie Bennett and acting general manager Vaughan Macdonald on Saturday to assess the damage from Friday's storm.

Houses were damaged in Coraki during Friday's storm
Houses were damaged in Coraki during Friday's storm Daniel Ainsworth

A further visit today by Infrastructure & Environment staff has determined what resources are required to help residents clean up their properties, and surrounds.

Three Council crews are presently in the Coraki area with trucks and chippers clearing up the storm-damaged green waste from public areas along the riverbank and at the cemetery.

They will be in the town streets this afternoon.

Residents are advised to place storm-damaged green waste on the nature strips for ease of pick up.

In order to support residents' efforts to clean-up their own property, the Bora Ridge Landfill will be open tomorrow from 8.30am and will be accepting green waste at no charge.

Council is presently assessing the Rileys Hill, Broadwater and Rappville areas, and will advise of plans as soon as possible.

Rileys Hill and Broadwater residents are advised the Evans Head Transfer Station will be opened from 8.30am Wednesday and will be accepting green waste at no charge.

Please be aware Council crews will not be picking up general waste. Residents are urged to contact their insurance companies for other storm-related matters.

Council also thanked the SES volunteers who were out in force helping those residents in urgent need.



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