Council assistance available for property owners in clean up from intense storm event

23/11/20

Mayoral statement

Singleton Council crews are cleaning up felled tree branches and debris as a result of an intensive storm that affected areas of Singleton Town Centre on Friday 20 November.

 Crews responded immediately on Friday night to clear roadways and parking lanes, but the community is urged to be mindful that verges, footpaths and parks may still be affected as the clean up continues.

 Affected areas include in and around Queen Street, Boundary Street, Boonal Street and Burdekin Park.

 Under the provisions available to the Mayor in the Local Government Act (1993), Council is extending assistance to property owners in the clean up.

 Fees and charges at the Waste Management Facility will be waived for greenwaste for addresses in the Singleton downtown area as a result of the storm event until close of business on Sunday 6 December 2020. Proof of address is required.

 For those unable to attend the Waste Management Facility, Council will arrange for kerbside collection of greenwaste in legitimate cases. Please contact our customer service team on 02 6578 7290 for collection to occur in the next two weeks. Greenwaste must be placed on the kerbside for collection after contacting Council.

 For those who attended the Waste Management Facility on Saturday 21 November, Sunday 22 November and Monday 23 November to dispose of greenwaste as a result of the storm, Council will refund greenwaste transactions in legitimate cases. Please attend Council’s Administration Building and with proof of the transaction.

Cr Sue Moore
Mayor of Singleton