Governor thanks storm recovery superstars

Council staff speak with Mayor and Her Excellency, the Honourable Doctor Jeannette Young AC PSM, Governor of Queensland
Her Excellency, the Honourable Doctor Jeannette Young AC PSM, Governor of Queensland, and Mayor Darren Power speak with Council team members Lance Blake and Rick Baker.

The City of Logan’s super-sized storm response has been given a morale boost from the Governor of Queensland.

Her Excellency, the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM, visited Logan City Council’s Marsden Depot to thank a contingent of almost 200 people who have supported the community since the Christmas Day storm ravaged Jimboomba, Cedar Grove and surrounding areas.

The hard-working heroes – including Council employees, contractors, staff from other support agencies and volunteers – have spent weeks cleaning up fallen trees from more than 500 streets, cooking meals, providing advice on relief payments and even doorknocking.

And the clean-up is still ongoing.

Addressing those gathered, the Governor praised the united spirit of support for the people of Logan and commended all involved in the clean-up effort.

“This is a brilliant example of community and Council working together, which I know is what underpins the Logan region’s enormous strength and resilience,” Her Excellency said.

Mayor Darren Power expressed his gratitude towards those who have given a helping hand in recent weeks, particularly Council staff who cut short their Christmas holidays to co-ordinate the disaster management response and recovery.

“We know this clean-up isn’t anywhere near completed and we’ve had arduous conditions the whole way through,” Cr Power said.

“On top of the physical clean-up of tonnes of trees and other vegetation, the loss of power, the stifling humidity and financial stress has meant some tough days for many people.

“But our city has always been resilient and I’ve seen people power shine through on even the darkest days.”

Read about the City of Logan’s storm recovery updates.

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