Training opportunity for removal of debris from Round Hill

A combined services clean-up operation will be carried out at Round Hill over the weekend of 10 – 12 April 2015.

Burnie City Council, in conjunction with Tasmania Police Search and Rescue and SES volunteers, will work together as part of a training exercise to remove debris from Round Hill, which resulted from a severe storm event last year.

Mayor Anita Dow said “Access to the debris, which is located on both private and Council land, is limited by the steep, heavily wooded and loose terrain and its distance from any road or formed track.

“Due to these and other limitations, Council has not been in a position to remove any debris to date. Given the location, materials required and the associated work, health and safety risks, specific expertise is required to remove the debris.

“While a concerted effort will be made to remove as much of the debris as possible, given the location of some of the materials and amount, Council cannot guarantee that all debris will be removed during this operation.

“Council is pleased to be able turn an unfortunate event into a positive opportunity. This removal task will provide unique training and hands on experience for our emergency services. It is an excellent example of our community working together for the betterment of our City.”

Council is working with affected property owners in order to gain access to the areas where the debris located.

For further information please contact

Libby Dobson
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: ldobson@burnie.net