Logan flood recovery update

Published: 6 July 2017

Logan flood recovery update

Logan City Council has joined with a popular Logan business to help sports clubs and community groups affected by ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

Twenty-two organisations have received $1000 in emergency relief, jointly funded by Council and Brisbane Lions Football Club (LIONS@springwood).

Some of the recipients include the Mount Warren Park Golf Club and Beenleigh RSL.

The club faces a repair bill in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and is unable to get flood insurance.

“It hit us pretty hard, the water stopped just short of the clubhouse but it went through our sheds and took a lot of equipment with it,” Beenleigh RSL & Golf Club General Manager Norman Studt said.     

“We had to take three loads of tools and equipment and so on to the tip so this money will help buy back a little of what we’ve lost.”

“It’s very much appreciated, the Council has been very supportive of us since the flood.”

Mayor Luke Smith said Council was committed to helping sport and community groups recover.

“They play such an important role in their communities but they can be vulnerable financially, particularly when a disaster hits,” Mayor Smith said.

“Cash flow is always an issue in those circumstances and that’s why we’ve teamed up with the Lions to offer a little relief.”   

Meanwhile, play has resumed at all sporting fields in Logan, after around 20 were closed due to contamination from the floods.

City Lifestyle and Customer Services Chairperson, Councillor Steve Swenson, said Council used a fast-track test to determine the safety of playing fields, allowing clubs to use their home grounds.

The same testing method has seen all but one recreational park re-open in Logan.

“This is an outstanding result and a testament to the hard work and ingenuity of council staff,” Cr Swenson said.

“Although there is a hard road ahead for many residents real progress is being made in our recovery.”

For the latest flood recovery information visit:

http://disaster.logan.qld.gov.au/

To get access to Federal and State assistance visit:

www.qraa.qld.gov.au

Alan Wilke Bridge Update

The City of Gold Coast has begun structural assessments and design for repairs to the Alan Wilke Bridge at Stanmore Road.

The bridge was severely damaged by floodwaters that ravished parts of the City of Logan and the Gold Coast earlier this year.

The bridge, jointly managed by Logan and Gold Coast council, is now expected to open by the end of August.

ENDS