Flood debris and rubbish removed from Townsville’s natural environments

Date published: 2 April 2019

Townsville City Council crews continue to work on restoring the city’s natural environments following the unprecedented monsoon.

Community Health and Environment Committee Chair Cr Ann-Maree Greaney said crews have been working hard to remove rubbish and debris from waterways and river banks affected by the monsoon.

“Following the unprecedented monsoon, a number of household items or materials have ended up in our natural environments – particularly around Railway Estate, Oonoonba, Idalia, Hermit Park and some areas of Bluewater,” Cr Greaney said.

“This includes items such as rubbish bins, letter boxes, fence palings and a variety of other loose items.

“Where possible Council staff have been attempting to return these items to their owners – depending on the condition of the items.

“Council staff are also planning the amount of works required to remove rubbish from the upper Ross River and other areas of Bluewater.”

Council is working with a variety of other organisations to determine the full impact of the monsoon on Townsville’s natural environments.

All recovery information is available here.