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Flood Recovery Update from the Mayor - 15 May 2018

Flood Recovery Update from the Mayor - 15 May 2018

Derwent Valley Council staff have worked tirelessly over the weekend to assist residents and safely re-open as many roads as possible.  

Staff continue to work with State and support agencies to help people impacted by the recent flood event. 

Council Officers are following through with clean ups, safety assessments and restoration. Crews are prioritising urgent requests and will attend when they are able. 

A number of park and road closures across the region still remain in place. Updates are provided via the Tasmania Police website:  http://www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts  

At present, estimated costs of flood damage to bridges throughout the valley is $2 million.  Assessments are still underway for all council roads and other infrastructure. 

Council urges residents to stay away from affected areas until flood waters recede and to proceed with caution, obey all signage and traffic measures when driving in areas which have been affected by flooding. All public alerts and updates from Council will be posted on council’s website and Facebook page. 

Council thanks residents in this trying time. Assessments and works are being completed as safely and quickly as possible.  

Council Officers are discussing with representatives from State Government the implementation of a recovery package and will provide details as soon as possible.   We appreciate that there are many people in our community who wish to help in this time of need, and ask that you contact community service providers who will be coordinating a response.  

Council thanks all volunteers, SES, Police, Fire Service and Ambulance for their dedication and service during this period. 

Martyn Evans


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The Derwent Valley Municipal area is characterised by its ever growing rural townships, green hills and river valley environment. Major features of the Derwent Valley municipality include its land and fresh water resources.
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