Storm clean-up is still going strong
Published on 09 February 2022
The Shire is still working hard to clean up after the October 2021 storm and we want to acknowledge the frustration and also thank our community for their patience with the time this work is taking.
To keep up to date on our clean-up activities, including what work we are doing each week and in what locations, stay tuned to our website or social media pages to see when clean-up teams will next be in your area
The good news is we’ve completed 60 per cent of the work and we expect the remainder to be finished by the end of March.
This work often needs more than one specialist crew, and different tasks will be completed at different times. Work can include using elevated platforms, excavators, woodchippers, tree climbing experts and stump grinders.
We are working through more than 3500 requests for assistance from the community. 4100 tree assessments have already been completed by arborists. Even so, there are still 3000 jobs left.
We recently brought on two new local contractors to help with the workload. They, along with up to 12 other crews, have worked more than 2300 hours and chipped enough mulch to fill six Olympic swimming pools!
We are still looking for more contractors to complete the work as quickly as possible. If you are qualified and resourced to help with the clean-up, please get in touch.
Please note that the Shire cannot clean up private storm debris. If you need help removing your own green waste, you can book a kerbside collection with your tip vouchers by calling customer service.
If you have questions about a request you have raised about storm clean-up, contact customer service on 1300 850 600 or visit Storm response for more information.
To book a kerbside green waste collection go to: mornpen.vic.gov.au/bookedwaste
Quotes attributable to Mayor Anthony Marsh
“The storm event last October was bigger than any of us anticipated. The clean-up is complex and is taking much longer than we hoped, but we’re getting there.”
“We would like to thank you for your patience as we continue to work through the many affected areas across Peninsula.”