City to Apply for Natural Disaster Funding
Date Published: 17/07/2012
The severe storms that lashed the Rockingham coastline in June caused a minimum of $1million worth of damage to the City’s foreshores buildings, parks and other infrastructure.
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the clean-up and repair works were ongoing: “This is not an overnight fix. We are estimating the repairs following the June storms will take between six to nine months to complete.
“There are significant repair works that need to be completed to major infrastructure. Some of these repairs will be carried out under normal operational costs and for other repairs we intend to apply for addition assistance under the WA Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (WANDRRA).
“Much of our foreshore revegetation works have been washed away by storm tides, footpaths and dunes have been undermined.
“Repair works are time consuming, costly and labour intensive and we are working as fast as we can to restore, replace and repair the damage caused by the storms winds and tidal swells.
“We have been concentrating on damage that could cause public safety risks and I would like to thank the public for their patience and support while City staff continue the restoration works.”
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