Clean-up under way in Fairfield City

Published Monday, 6th June 2016

Fairfield City was significantly impacted by the recent storms and flooding over the weekend. Council is hard at work cleaning up debris and assisting residents to recover quickly.

Mayor of Fairfield City, Frank Carbone, said Council worked closely with the SES over the course of the weekend rains and will continue to work in partnership to assist affected residents to get their lives back to normal.

The Mayor said the response from the SES and other emergency services was exceptional.

“I would like to sincerely thank the local volunteers from the SES, Fire Brigades and other services including those who operated the evacuation centres. Your dedication throughout the weekend to help protect local residents and community infrastructure shows the incredible community spirit we have in Fairfield City.

“The clean-up is a large, ongoing task that will take many days to complete, and Council has already put resources into action today to make this happen with the assistance of residents, the SES and community volunteers.

“We are focused on getting affected residents back on their feet as quickly as possible. Residents in flood affected areas will be assisted by Council to clear debris from their properties, with free Council clean-ups commencing today. We have a number of crews out collecting debris from affected homes, and these additional clean-ups will continue throughout the week”, said Mayor Carbone.

Council wishes to advise residents that at this stage a number of flood affected streets have been identified for special collection. These streets include:

  • Vincent Crescent, Canley vale
  • Ramsay Street, Canley Vale
  • Waterside Crescent, Carramar
  • Broomfield, Sussex & National Streets close to the creek, Cabramatta
  • Moir Street, Smithfield
  • Hart Street, Smithfield
  • Sandal Crescent Carramar
  • Artie Street, Carramar
  • Freeman Avenue, Canley Vale
  • Knight Street, Lansvale

Residents in these streets need to ensure any debris or household flood damaged items are placed on the kerbside for collection by Wednesday 8 June 2016.

Council would like thank residents for their ongoing co-operation and appreciates your patience while the clean-up continues.

Council will continue to work with the SES to assess any potential safety risks or damage in the wake of the storm and flood event and urges residents to exercise caution on the roads with a number of streets still affected.

Emergency information

Fairfield City Council will continue to update social media channels with information as the emergency response and clean-up continues.

To report fallen trees on public land that are posing a risk to safety, flooding as a result of drainage issues on public land or damage to public buildings or Council infrastructure, please call Council on 9725 0222.

Residents are advised to contact the SES on 132 500 for emergency assistance for property damage on private land or for trees on private land causing damage.

ENDS

Media enquiries: Hannah Kilgore, Communications and Marketing Officer
Phone: 9725 0166
Email: fcccommunications@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au