News

BlazeAid volunteers enlisted to help Banana flood clean-up

BlazeAid volunteers will stay in the Banana Shire to help farmers rebuild after the floods.
BlazeAid volunteers will stay in the Banana Shire to help farmers rebuild after the floods.

BANANA Shire Council has enlisted the services of BlazeAid to help farmers and families rebuild after another flood.

BlazeAid is a volunteer-based organisation that works with farmers and families in rural Australia after natural disasters.

Working alongside farmers, volunteers help to rebuild fences that have been damaged or destroyed, as well as other flood related recovery works such as debris clean-up or irrigation restoration.

Volunteers can stay in an area for as long as there is a need.

Volunteers will be based at the Dululu Recreation Area. The Salvation Army has been engaged to provide evening meals to the volunteers for the first month. 

A Farmer's Night is held every Saturday night, usually in the form of a barbecue, where the volunteers, farmers and community representatives can have an informal get together.

A local coordinator runs the BlazeAid camp for a week at a time and trains a new coordinator during that week to take over the following week. 

Community volunteers are needed to fill the local coordinator positions.

Volunteers and farmers need to register directly with BlazeAid. For more information and to register, contact the local coordinator on 0428 148 015 or visit blazeaid.com.au.

Topics:  banana shire, biloela, flooding, rain


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Many youths affected

Jake and his wife Erin Horton.

Many youths affected

‘Political football’ with vegetation management

Gregory MP Lachlan Millar.

‘Political football’ with vegetation management

Students clean up for environment

Moranbah students lend a helping hand.

Students clean up for environment

Latest deals and offers

Breaking: Ninth case of black lung is confirmed

A 62-year-old underground coal miner who works in the Bowen Basin has been diagnosed with coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease.

Here’s where you can go to vote

Where to vote this weekend.

Here’s where you can go to vote

Many youths affected

Jake and his wife Erin Horton.

Many youths affected

‘Political football’ with vegetation management

Gregory MP Lachlan Millar.

‘Political football’ with vegetation management

Students clean up for environment

Moranbah students lend a helping hand.

Students clean up for environment

Frustration at laws

Rhonwen Tighe, like many farmers and producers, is frustrated.

Frustration at laws

Clive Palmer to re-open refinery

Clive Palmer on ABC radio.

Clive Palmer talks about his achievements, election chances and re-opening the...

Dash Cam of Slip in Snow

Even light snow can be hazardous.

Dash cam shows how easy it is to lose control in even light snow.

Chaos outside Istanbul Airport

Turkish police block the road after an suicide bomb attack at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, 28 June 2016. At least 10 people were killed in two separate explosions that hit Ataturk Airport.

Distress as cars escape Istanbul airport after bombing.

Burnett Heads housing development approved

COUNCIL APPROVED: A Burnett Heads housing development has been approved by Bundaberg Regional Council. Photo Contributed

Councillors approved the development seven votes to four

Three bedroom, 1100sqm block: Is this Qld's cheapest home?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward