Storm Recovery

Storm Recovery Posted: 20-12-2017

Full recovery works from the storm that ripped through the Rural City of Wangaratta on 19 December are expected to take months to complete.

Council is the lead agency for recovery works and has spent the past three weeks clearing roads and inspecting damage across the municipality.

The majority of this work has taken place in the King Valley, with crews focusing on Boggy Creek Road in Moyhu this week, where a 25 ton excavator and two eight ton trucks are on site clearing large branches and trees.

Council has also been inspecting damage to roads, road verges and dangerous trees to gather information for a claim to the National Disaster Funding Authority (NDFA).

Due to the extent of the damage Council has had to prioritise major road and tree works and damage to property, mainly fences, over clearing small branches from nature strips, roadsides, shared paths and parks.

Council’s Acting Director Infrastructure Services Ken Parker said the recovery works could be compared to the clean up after a flood.

“This is one of the biggest storms we’ve seen in recent times and we really thank people for their patience as we’ve worked to re-open roads and clear access to properties,” he said.

Community members reporting damage to roads, roadsides and trees are encouraged to contact Council on 5722 0888 or council@wangaratta.vic.gov.au.

 


Last Updated: 11-01-2018

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