Post-flood restoration work in New South Wales (NSW) will be managed by a designated coordinator. Nearly 100 people will arrive from Victoria to assist in an ongoing emergency.
Former detective Dean Betts will oversee cleaning and reconstruction efforts in Greater Sydney, and fellow Resilience NSW director Melgoa will be responsible for running the state’s Central Coast, Hunter Valley, and Mid North Coast.
“These appointments help ensure that flood-affected communities receive support in a timely and efficient manner,” said Emergency Services Minister Steph Cook on Saturday. ..
As floods continue to decline, more than 1,000 government officials are waiting to assist in cleanup.
Cook said the immediate priority was to assess the damage to flooded homes and businesses and to give refugees access to emergency accommodation.
Of the 2,285 facilities already investigated, 239 are considered uninhabitable and an additional 973 are in need of repair.
Help from Victoria
Approximately 37 Victorian rescue workers will visit New South Wales on Saturday to assist in rescue and cleaning operations, bringing the total number of crew from the state to 94.
The latest deployment includes 26 members of VICSES and 11 rapid water rescue specialists of Fire Rescue Victoria, with some volunteers dispatched to the Gosford and Maitland areas.
“Communities in the New South Wales neighborhood are suffering from extreme and devastating weather events, so of course we will provide assistance during this difficult time,” said Ken Block, Fire Rescue Victoria Commissioner. I am.
The Government’s Reconstruction Center, which spans Greater Sydney, Hawkesbury-Nepian Valley and the Central Coast, will open in the next few days.
Approximately 37 LGAs across New South Wales are under the Declaration of Natural Disasters, and SES Commissioner Carlene York covers Camden, Canterbury Bankstown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Penrith and Sutherland, but “transitions to recovery.” Signed the delivery order.
NSW seeks federal help
Meanwhile, New South Wales Prime Minister Dominic Perrott wants the federal government to promise half of the money needed to raise the wall of Sydney’s Warragambadam.
“This is a multi-billion dollar project. It’s not a simple project,” he said on Friday.
Perotet said he would like to promote the initiative in the light of the flood crisis, despite warnings to the state to withdraw from major infrastructure in the current economic turmoil.
Chris Mins, leader of the New South Wales Labor Party, is skeptical of raising the walls of the dam and wants to see more money invested in evacuation routes in flood-affected areas. Stated.
A series of sunny days triggered a warning from the authorities not to think that the worst flood was over. The water is still high and the risk of landslides remains.
As of Friday, approximately 47,000 New South Wales residents continue to receive evacuation orders, and 50,000 are being told to return home cautiously.
Floods continue to affect the Hunter region, roads are blocked in several towns, and train operations are affected on the Hunter Line.
There are no trains running between Newcastle Interchange, Scones and Dungog on the Hunter Line. On Saturdays, many buses detour and there are no stops.
Tomago, Raymond Terrace, Thornton, Millers Forest, Maitland, East Maitland, Blankston and Mitchell’s Flat are closed.
After heavy rain interrupted service between Cardiff and Wyong, the Newcastle and Central Coast rail lines were reopened, but passengers are informed that delays may continue.
Many roads were reopened on Saturday in Hawkesbury, including the Windsor Bridge and Wilberforce Road in Windsor.
Floods continue to affect some roads in Greater Sydney, with Heathcote Road, Pitt Town Road and Yarramundi Bridge closed.
Like the Parramatta River ferry, the T1 Western and Blue Mountain train lines are also partially affected.