Roadside Storm Debris Clean-up Update

Yarra Ranges Shire Council

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Council is approximately 75-80% way through its roadside storm debris cleanup program, as contractors continue to work through streets in the Upwey-Belgrave area to remove fallen trees and branches by roadsides that came down during February’s storm event.

Emergency Recovery Victoria (ERV) also stepped in recently to lend a hand to help clear the debris.

Our teams are moving as quickly as possible, and have had to work through some continued complexities such as removing large loose branches that have fallen into other trees, and many smaller, narrower streets being impacted, making it challenging for the larger vehicles to make their way in and out of the area.

This is in comparison to other storm events where trees have been completely knocked down to the ground and then only require dismantling and taking away.

While Council remains clear that this program does not include private property cleanup, residents who still need to clear their properties can do so by:

  • Taking their green waste caused by the storm to any of the below transfer stations, free of charge until 30 April.
    • Coldstream Transfer Station, Ingram Rd &, Leonard Rd, Coldstream. Open 7 days a week.
    • Wesburn Transfer Station, 689 Old Warburton Rd, Wesburn. Open Friday-Monday.
    • Lysterfield Transfer Station, 840 Wellington Rd, Lysterfield. Accepting storm waste 8am-3.30pm Mon-Fri, 8am-11.30am Sat-Sun.
  • Contacting Emergency Relief Victoria (ERV) to have their property assessed for hazardous tree removal. Impacted residents can call their hotline on 1800 560 760 to register for an inspection.

Council’s contractors have been taking photos of completed areas to assist with the reporting of the cleanup, which has also helped the creation of a map to show the progress of the works.

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