Friday, February 11, 2011

flood impact on yarra ranges

As of last Monday (7th Feb) the Shire had received 599 requests relating to the flooding and flood damage. Requests are still coming in thick and fast. The requests to date relate to 426 different roads throughout the municipality, covering 52 suburbs/townships.

Roads throughout the shire were impacted, this one in Belgrave was one of many that suffered extensive erosion.

~ 41 suburbs have reported 10 or less roads with issues.
~ 9 suburbs have reported 10-20 roads with issues including Launching Place, Wandin Nth, Chirnside Park, Montrose, Selby, Yarra Junction, Belgrave, Healesville and Mt Evelyn.
~ 3 suburbs have reported 20-40 roads with issues, being Mooroolbark, Upwey & Lilydale.

The volume of rain caused much erosion to private property and public infrastructure.

The focus of council’s works is on making everything safe and accessible followed by permanent rehabilitation works. We commenced rehabilitation works last Sunday the 6 Feb and I’m thankful to Boral who opened their quarry on Sunday morning to allow us to collect supplies to start immediately on repairing the roads.

The shire had reports of around 50 houses suffering inundation, this house in Belgrave one of them.
Ten contractors along with shire staff are working on tree removal, road and car park repair, unblocking and clearing drainage as well as repairs to buildings and bridges. However given the volume of requests and level of specialist works required it is estimated that it will take approximately 6 months to complete all the restoration works.
The sMy thanks to our emergency services who energy and efforts are untiring on behalf of our community, also thanks to the community for maintaining their good spirits, and lastly thanks to the Shire staff who are busily working on repair and restoration works around the clock.

If you need to report any flood damage please call the Shire’s 24 hour number on 1300 368 333.

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At 6:10 PM, Anonymous 1300 said...

To the community in Belgrave our thoughts are with you and truly hope you have a quick recovery.



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