Redland City crews help neighbouring councils with flood clean-up

A large crew of Redland City Council officers and sub-contractors is helping neighbouring councils clean up after recent severe flooding.

Mayor Karen Williams said Redland City had deployed officers to a number of neighbouring councils that suffered significant damage from the recent floods, including Gympie and Brisbane.

“In the Redlands, when our neighbours need help we roll up our sleeves and lend a hand; and that goes for our Local Government neighbours as well,” Cr Williams said.

“We were fortunate not to experience the scale of flooding seen in Brisbane and some of our other neighbours, which means we are now in a position to help them get back on their feet.

“We are only too happy to do so, knowing they would do the same for us.”

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams and Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner chat with a Redland City Council crew member helping with the flood clean-up in Brisbane.

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said support from Redland City Council after one of the city’s worst flooding events was helping residents and businesses get back on their feet faster.

“We are so grateful for this support and knowing our neighbours in Redlands have our back during our biggest ever clean-up is a huge boost for our community in their time of need,” Cr Schrinner said.

“Mayor Williams and the team at Redland City Council are known for their regional support and to have crews help fast-track Brisbane’s recovery is a great example of what can be achieved when Councils work together.”

Cr Williams said Council crews were on the ground in Brisbane helping with the clean-up after the flood.

“I know Lord Mayor Schrinner and the wider Brisbane City Council team are working around the clock to support their residents and Redland City Council is happy to support them in any way we can,” she said.

“A crew of 25 officers from Redlands construction crews and 31 sub-contractors with tippers, bobcats and excavators have been picking up flood-damaged household items from kerbs across south Brisbane and from the industrial area of Rocklea.

“The Redlands crew picked up about 1200 cubic metres, or about 150 truckloads, of rubbish every day last week, which is a phenomenal effort.

“I know the Redlands crew members have been working long 12-hour days and I thank them for helping to make a real difference during this clean-up in Brisbane.”