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February 11, 2020

 MEDIA RELEASE Hunters Hill Cleans Up After the Storm

The Mayor of Hunters Hill, Mark Bennett acknowledged the significant impact of a major weather event Sunday 9 February, and the commitment of local emergency services teams and the Council’s Works team.

Council’s Works team have been working solidly since Sunday to clear fallen trees and branches and supporting the efforts of the local SES. The staff have been working with Ausgrid and emergency services to restore service to residents. Council has offered full support to all emergency service teams and have had work crews and contractors brought in to deal with the removal of fallen trees and debris.

Major incidents included trees across roads and taking out power lines. Over 8 power lines were taken down in Hunters Hill, four jobs currently with Ausgrid.

On Monday, we opened the Hunter’s Hill Town Hall for people who had lost power to come and recharge their phones and enjoy a hot tea.

“I’d like to acknowledge the great work of our Work’s Team in collaboration with the local SES and other emergency services to assist our community,” said Mayor Bennett.

“I appreciate the inconvenience and difficulties that the power outages have created. We’ve been in constant contact with Ausgrid to expedite work locally. It’s important that the safety of both our residents and the workers who are restoring power is paramount.”

“The Town Hall will remain open to the community until power is fully restored across the LGA. We’ll be hosting a barbeque for residents from 5:00-7:00pm on Thursday at the Hunters Hill Town Hall.”

The NSW SES has reported over 10,000 calls for assistance across the Sydney metropolitan area with 64 jobs logged in Hunters Hill. Thanks to the great work of the Hunters Hill Unit, only 8 jobs remain outstanding.

NSW SES Hunters Hill Unit Commander Louise Bertoni advised that most of the work her unit has performed included removal of trees from roads, pools and footpaths, tarping roofs, and securing windows with silicone. The Unit also assisted local nursing homes with sandbagging and securing property and the safety of residents.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Jacqui Jones, Communications Officer. Phone: (02) 9879 9400.

Email: jonesj@huntershill.nsw.gov.au

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400
E: customerservice@huntershill.nsw.gov.au
ABN: 75 570 316 011