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Whitsunday Regional Council and Whitsunday River Improvement Trust would like to remindproperty owners to clean-up debris or old possessions which may be near waterways on theirproperties, in the lead up to the wet season.
Mayor Jenny Whitney said over the next couple of months everyone in the Whitsunday region will be getting ready for the upcoming wet season, by preparing their properties.
“One way to assist is for farmers and large property owners to ensure they do not have debris left near levee banks, creeks, estuaries, rivers or other waterways, which could potentially be swept away by flood water,” she said.
“These objects could end up causing damage to other people’s land or property.”
Chair of Whitsunday River Improvement Trust Mrs Pat Botto said following last year’s wet season the Trust received reports of a number of items turning up on other people’s properties which had been swept downstream in flood water.
“Particularly around the Proserpine region following Cyclone Ita in April, a number of large itemssuch as old hot water systems, old eskies, chairs and other debris ended up strewn across otherpeople’s properties,” she said.
“This is potentially dangerous for the property owner who is left to clean-up the mess and easilyavoided if people do a quick clean-up prior to the wet season commencing.”
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