Media PortalMarch 10, 2022 / 2 minute read

Park clean-up continues

First steps taken on pathways to restore parks

Logan City Council has begun a recovery program to restore playgrounds, facilities, pathways and trails in the city’s parks.

An extended mowing program, which now includes Saturdays, also has been introduced.

City of Logan Mayor Darren Power said while Council’s main recovery focus was on residents and business impacted by the floods, more than 230 of the city’s 958 parks were flooded or affected by the extensive rain.

“We understand how important our parks and greenspaces are to our residents, but we ask that everyone be patient as we work through what is required to make them clean and safe again,” Cr Power said.

“Some parks were significantly damaged by floodwaters and restoring them is going to take a while.

“The first job is to clean up debris and wash away mud and that work has already started.

“But in some cases, replacement equipment and materials will need to be sourced and these often take months to be delivered.”

In the short-term, residents should avoid entering parks where flood damage is still evident.

Parents and carers should also ensure they also have mosquito repellent and antiseptic wipes on hand when using re-opened parks.

Those who have booked events in a City of Logan park in the upcoming weeks are urged to contact Council on 3412 3412 to check on the park’s status.

Other flood recovery-related developments in the City of Logan include:

  • Council’s Flood Recovery Financial Assistance Package has been launched which includes a $250 rates rebate for those residential properties (homes) inundated by riverine flooding.
  • A $300,000 support package for small business
  • A boost to grants for wildlife carers and a free trees program for landowners adjacent to waterways
  • An intensive and targeted public health campaign to quickly tackle the threat of mosquito-borne viruses.
  • Volunteers are still required to assist in the flood clean-up. Register through Volunteering Queensland at Volunteering Registration

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