Flood clean up continues in Maribyrnong
Published on 28 October 2022
Council has been working day and night this week to collect hard waste material left out by residents along nature strips throughout the impacted area, with more than 5,500 cubic metres of hard waste to date.
Crews were onsite both Wednesday and Thursday to help residents bring their hard waste out from their driveway to the nature strips. On Wednesday night, collections took place along Raleigh Road, between Alameda and Clyde streets, and last night, collections continued along Raleigh Road and Van Ness Avenue.
To ensure the safety of crews collecting material along the tram line of Raleigh Road, the road was closed on Wednesday and Thursday night from the Maribyrnong River to Hortense Street and Alameda Avenue between 11.30pm and 4.30am.
Council will continue with its street sweeping efforts over the weekend along streets and paths to help keep the areas clean and safe.
Hard waste collections will not take place over the weekend or on Tuesday due to the public holiday. Cleanaway, Council waste collection contractors, will be patrolling the flood affected area on Monday between 6am and 12pm to collect waste from the weekend. Collections will then resume from Wednesday 2 November.
Effectively immediately, residents will need permits for skip bins intended for demolition waste. All you need to do is ask your skip bin provider to visit the Council website to submit an application for a permit for your residence. Fees for permits for skip bins will be waived by Council.
The Relief Centre at 9 Randall Street will be closed this Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October, and for the Public Holiday on Tuesday 1 November. It will be open from 9am-5pm on Monday, and normal hours will resume from Wednesday 2 November.
Flood affected residents that require a kerbside bin replacement due to the floods can contact Council for a free replacement which will be delivered or a free repair which will be actioned within 24 hours, Monday and Friday.
There are upcoming changes to the in-person services that are available in person at the Relief Centre:
- Disaster Relief Australia (DRA) will remain open over the weekend and weekdays next week between 9am-5pm to provide support for those seeking help and those offering volunteering support. They are located at Raleigh Road Activity Centre at 54 Raleigh Road, Maribyrnong.
- The Emergency Recovery Victoria (ERV) caravan will be open at the Relief Centre between 9am-5pm over the weekend and weekdays next week, except Tuesday 1 November when they will be closed due to the Public Holiday.
- Services Australia are onsite at the Relief Centre between 9am-5pm today and next week, except for Tuesday 1 November.
- Other in-person services located at the Relief Centre include SunCorp (who will be available Monday and Wednesday next week). The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) and Allianz Insurance, are yet to confirm their availability for next week but information about accessing the services will be available at the Centre.
From Monday 31 October the Relief Centre at 9 Randall Street, Maribyrnong will transition to a Recovery Centre. The Recovery Centre will remain open from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
Flood impacted residents can also email email@example.com with specific requests or concerns. This inbox is monitored weekdays 9am-5pm.
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