LOCKYER VALLEY REGIONAL Council employees Luke Sutcliffe and Dale Wilson at the home of Murphys Creek resident Karen Bussian with her sons Mitchell and Joshua.
LOCKYER VALLEY REGIONAL Council employees Luke Sutcliffe and Dale Wilson at the home of Murphys Creek resident Karen Bussian with her sons Mitchell and Joshua.

Flood info gathered

LOCKYER Valley Regional Council has mobilised teams of workers to gather vital information from Lockyer Valley residents affected by January's flooding disaster.

The teams are visiting homes in the Murphys Creek, Withcott and Helidon areas and are being tasked with surveying flood levels at each residence they visit to assist with the flood recovery effort.

In addition to gathering information such as flood heights, the teams are encouraging people to fill out a short survey which will allow Council to gather important information.

The survey covers topics such as people requiring or receiving financial assistance, temporary accommodation, damage to the property, source of the flooding, flood impacts and other issues.

Lockyer Valley Mayor Steve Jones said the information the teams are gathering would be vital in the future.

“It is really important for Council to get the clearest possible picture on how these flooding events have affected our community, not only through flood heights and damage to property but also financial impacts on people.

“We need this information so we can formulate the best course of action to help people during the recovery of the Lockyer Valley and in the future.

“That is what this door-knocking and survey exercise is all about – helping Council to help our community,” Cr Jones said.

The project will run over a four week period with the teams visiting as many homes in those flood affected areas as possible.


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