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Clean up progresses well

ONE of the most familiar sounds around the Whitsundays since Cyclone Ului has been the sound of chainsaws chopping the many trees that fell in the 150km/h winds.

Council parks and garden crews, with the help of some private contractors, have been busy cleaning parks, gardens and school grounds around the Whitsundays since the cyclone and Council’s Director of Community and Environment Gavin Crawford said the operation is going well.

“The parks and gardens should be up to a good standard by the end of the week but there will still be some ongoing stuff which will take a few more weeks to complete,” he said.

“We are very happy with how things have gone over the past two weeks.”

Mr Crawford said the green waste street collections should be completed by the end of this week.

“That is our aim,” he said.

“We have got through a fair bit of it already.”

The massive amounts of green waste collected over the past few weeks has been taken back to council depots for mulching and Mr Crawford said there may be opportunities for the mulch to be used by members of the community. “That still has to go through council,” he said.

“We are looking at using some on our parks and gardens.

“We are also working with Whitsunday Catchment and Landcare to use some of the mulch in the revegetation around the area.”

According to Mr Crawford the amount of fallen trees and green waste was wide spread but Strathdickie, Dingo Beach and the Cannonvale foreshore were some of the worst affected areas.


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