Residents in the Boyne Island/Tannum Sands area were force evacuated from their homes by Police and other emergency services due to floods. SES Volunteers rescue people isolated by the floods.
Residents in the Boyne Island/Tannum Sands area were force evacuated from their homes by Police and other emergency services due to floods. SES Volunteers rescue people isolated by the floods. Christopher Chan GLA270113BOYN

Second and final clean-up operation for flood-hit areas

GLADSTONE Regional Council will engage contractors to finalise removal of waste from affected areas that were worst hit by the recent flooding.

Clean-up operations will be conducted in Lowmead, Baffle Creek, Oyster Creek and surrounds where residents are still removing damaged items and waste from homes.

Gladstone Mayor Gail Sellers said the clean-up would be the second such waste removal operation for several areas and was vital in helping flood-affected residents start the recovery process.

"Council engaged contractors to complete initial kerbside collections in all flood-affected areas with the exception of Boyne Valley where the Phoenix Group CQ completed the clean-up and Council extended the Nagoorin waste transfer station hours to assist," Cr Sellers said.

"This second and final visit to flood-affected areas is important to those residents who are still clearing damaged items and debris from their households, and I encourage people to use this free service before waste removal services return to their regular schedules on Monday."