Darwin – we certainly are resilient! On Saturday March the 17th we saw one of the worst and strongest cyclones in 30 years, Cyclone Marcus. With wind speeds exceeding 130km per hour, Cyclone Marcus was declared a catastrophe and caused a huge amount of damage.
Our tenants have experienced property damage ranging from minor repairs to larger replacements. Some of our tenants have been affected by fallen trees, no power and damaged fences. In the case of fences needing repairs or replacement, remember to be cautious as children and pets could be at risk, especially those properties near main roads. We greatly appreciate the patience and support of our all tenants and landlords, as there are still many properties undergoing repairs.
There are still a number of fallen trees on verges or in public areas and Council are urging people to leave these alone, as they could be a safety risk. But if you would like to help, please report the matter to Council on 08 8980 3616.
All of the main roads have been cleared and the focus is now on residential roads and driveways. Council has asked everyone to ensure their green waste is not contaminated with other waste, otherwise they may not collect it! If you would like to assist response authorities, you can dispose of your own green waste at the Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility, which is open every day from 7.00am to 6.00pm.
Bin collection services are operating as usual, so please put your bins out as normal. Remember that any road obstructions may cause services to be delayed, but if your bins are not emptied, you can let Council know on 1800 290 581.
There is still a huge amount of work to be done, but a big round of applause to the efforts of our amazing and resilient community in helping with the Cyclone Marcus Clean Up!
You can view a live map for Darwin’s clean up here. https://www.darwin.nt.gov.au/live/property-rates/disaster-emergency/cyclones/cyclone-marcus
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