Wollondilly Storm Event - Update

Warragamba Panorama

Wollondilly Storm Event - Update

Posted on: 07.06.2016

Wollondilly Shire Council has been working closely with a range of State Agencies to assist residents and businesses affected by the Picton Storm Event on Sunday 5 June.

 As a result of the Picton Storm Event, a significant amount of damage occurred to local business and property.

Council is working with the Ministry of Police and Emergency Services to establish a response kiosk in the Council foyer where those affected by the storm event can be provided with information and assistance.

Council is also working with St Anthony’s Primary School and are providing Emergency Relief Child Care for working families from 6.30am to 7pm until the end of the week.

The Lions Club of Picton continues to register volunteers to assist with the clean-up of rubbish and refuge from the storm event. Over 200 people have so far registered as volunteers and people wishing to volunteer can sign up from 10am to 4pm at the Council Foyer.

Mayor, Cr Simon Landow said:  “It’s great to see the community coming together and assisting with the clean-up and providing a range of support to business and residents. We have a huge task ahead and it is impressive so many people volunteering to help.”

The Mayor and General Manager met Mike Baird, Premier of NSW yesterday 6 June and today have met with Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull and the Premier for a walk through the affected area.

General Manager, Luke Johnson said:  “We very much welcome the announcement by the Prime Minister and Premier regarding the disaster assistance, this is a tremendous relief for our Community.”

Residents are encouraged to visit Council’s website www.wollondilly.nsw.gov.au/home/alerts/

 and Facebook www.facebook.com/wollondilly/ page for current updates and information.