No pick up for rural residents

RURAL residents of the Whitsundays have not been included for collection of green waste left by the cyclone.

The Whitsunday Regional Council have advised that the footpath collection will be limited to urban and small village areas, narrowing the collection down to Proserpine, Cannonvale, Airlie Beach, Jubilee Pocket, Shutehaven, Bowen, Collinsville, Dingo Beach, Hydeaway Bay, Mt Julian, Wilsons Beach, Brisk Bay and Cannonvale Beach.

Rural and rural-residential property owners have been told they may seek fire permits through the rural fire service, engage private contractors to mulch green waste or alternatively, utilise debris as part of natural bushland rehabilitation.

Trees that have fallen within Council road reserves will be removed by Council.

This will be a coordinated collection and residents can help by ensuring only green waste is placed on the footpath within urban areas by the evening of Sunday March 28.

Council anticipates the clean up of our parks, roadways and of the green waste on the footpaths to take a number of weeks.

The collection will start on Monday March 29.

For more information contact Council on 4945 0200 or 4761 3600.

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