Thank you to all community members who have braved the inclement weather this week to attend our ‘Meet the Mayor’ sessions across the shire.
As a result of the recent extreme weather events, Dungog Shire has been included in the natural disaster declaration covering the Upper Hunter region.
This is good news for our community as it means that we are eligible for additional financial assistance to support our repair efforts.
Dungog Shire Council meets on the third Wednesday of every month from February – November, and on the second Wednesday of December.
At its March meeting, council received an update on the progress of its major capital works projects.
Council has noted that the recent heavy rain and flooding will cause significant delays to all council capital works projects due to resources being diverted to emergency works and clean-up operations.
At our council meeting this week, I raised a Mayoral Minute regarding advocacy throughout the Federal Election campaign.
Following this week’s extreme weather events, our crews have been inundated with pothole patching and repair work across the shire’s road network.
While they're doing their best to attend to all remediation works as quickly as possible, due to the high volume of requests being received, your patience is greatly appreciated.
On behalf of our entire Dungog Shire community, I'd like to extend my sincere thanks to all of the emergency services, flood response teams and local volunteers, who have been working around the clock this week to help keep us all safe during this latest extreme wet weather event.
With advice from the Bureau of Meterology and the SES regarding current weather forecasts the decision was made to close the Evacuation Centre at the Dungog Memorial RSL Club at 4pm - Tuesday 8th March 2022.
Anyone requiring assistance can contact SES on 132 500
- Please be advised that our Waste Management Facility is currently CLOSED to the general public due to hazardous conditions.
As you would be aware, we are once again experiencing extreme weather conditions here in Dungog Shire. Our thoughts go out to those all along the east coast of NSW and QLD who have lost their homes, businesses and livelihoods in the recent flooding events.