Locals off to help in Bundaberg flood clean-up
THE Central Highlands Regional Council has sent three staff to help the Bundaberg flood clean-up effort.
"We had a lot of help in our time of need during the 2010-11 floods, so it's our time to repay the favour and help Bundaberg get back on their feet," Central Highlands Mayor Peter Maguire said.
The council staff, an excavator and a driver will assist with the flood works at the landfill in Bundaberg.
"We know what it's like to be left with a hell of a mess to clean up with limited resources after flooding," Cr Maguire said.
"And we know that for a community to get the rubbish out of their homes and streets as quickly as possible is not only needed for their physical health, but their psychological well-being also.
"It is an enormous job, and we are only too willing to help, and thankful that we are in a position where we can provide practical support.
"We appreciated all of the help we received from other councils, our local businesses and community groups, and are pleased we can give back."