The clean up continues in Cooroy but the township is back on its feet with most businesses operating as usual.
Division 12 Councillor Lew Brennan said an exceptional response from emergency service crews had ensured disruptions to businesses and residences were kept to a minimum.
“The pedestrian footpaths adjacent to those businesses in Maple Street that lost roofs during Tuesday’s storm remain closed but alternative walkways are now available,” he said.
“Local businesses that have been affected by this damage are making alternative arrangements to allow them to operate but for the rest of Cooroy its business as usual.
“The efforts of local SES, police, Energex and Sunshine Coast Council crews has been exceptional over the past couple of days and I thank everyone for their hard work in difficult conditions.”
Cr Brennan said council had extended its offer for free collection of green waste from footpaths until next week.
“Originally we were to collect green waste generated by Tuesday’s storms from nature strips until close of business today (Thursday), however we’re extending this offer until Tuesday 28 February,” he said.
“This will give locals the weekend to sort out their green waste debris and place it on their front nature strips where it can be collected by council.
“Alternatively, if locals want to drop off the green waste themselves, council has also extended the opening hours for free disposal of green waste at the Cooroy Transfer Station on Mary River Road until Tuesday 28 February and the facility will extend its opening hours until then.”
The Cooroy Transfer Station’s extended opening hours will be as follows:
- Saturday 8am to 5pm
- Sunday 8am to 5pm
- Monday 8am to 5pm
- Tuesday 8am to 5pm