We are a group concerned with protecting the streetscapes and promoting residential amenity in the South Western suburbs of Brisbane.
Brisbane City Council has now commenced the rollout of bulk bins to flood affected parts of Brisbane.
More than 170 bins have already been distributed, and more will be rolled out over the coming days. At the moment the bins are to be used for foodstuffs and perishable goods only. The immediate priority is to dispose of these items to help reduce any health risk associated with rotten goods
Bins are now in or will soon be installed in the following locations:
Council are requesting small truck owners to help start shifting waste. See details at http://newsroom.brisbane.qld.gov.au/home/news_detail.asp?ID=1386
Trucks are now also required during this week.
I've been asked by people wanting to donate goods to be able to get into contact with those who might need those goods.
Given Emergency relief organisations seem to be overwhelmed at the moment we thought we would create a Donations forum area of our website to allow locals to either
1) Identify people who have things to donate
2) Identify specific needs for affected residents
and link them up together.
Please visit http://wtsag.org.au/forums/flood-donations
Affected students of Corinda State School please contact the school to access new books and uniforms.
Graceville State School - P&C will donate School supplies - basic stationery packs to every GSS child affected by the floods, when they arrive for the first week of school.
Lost garbage bins - phone Brisbane City Council hotline on 3403 8888
Qld Disaster Recovery Centre - ph 137 468 for information on how to get an electrician to certify your flood-affected house before you are reconnected.
Graceville Community Kindergarten ph.3278 1327 - 6 Halsbury St Chelmer is open today from 8.00 to 4.00. Food will be provided. Please phone Anne or Nereda.
After school care will operate FROM Graceville State School HALL from Monday Jan 17, 7am-6pm, for children who were school-aged from 2010. Please only use this service if absolutely necessary (ie flood-related work). The normal phone and internet booking are not functioning so to book or for info phone Kelly on 0407 027 191.
If you have a swimming pool that was involved in the floods, do not empty it.
You need to consult with Pool experts and start treatment as soon as possible to avoid future damage.
Contact the swimming Pool at Dunlop Park as they have volunteered to provide assistance (07) 3379 1630
Clean up efforts are underway around flood affected suburbs as waters recede. Its is a massive task as hundreds if not thousands of homes right across the ward have been inundated causing catastrophic damage.
Council and the army will be around over coming days in our area assisting with the clean up.
Please be very careful if you are involved in clean up activities snakes are about. Please take precautions - sunscreen, hats, sensible shoes and clothes, drink plenty of water and other fluids.