City of Darwin applauds the efforts of our community in coming together to help with Cyclone Marcus Clean Up. A huge amount has been achieved in the past 12 days and much remains to be done.
“We have around 207 ground and operations centre crews involved in the post Cyclone Marcus clean-up each day and I am very proud of the City of Darwin staff responding to this enormous job,“ said Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis.
All roads are now passable with some minor blockages on suburban roads remaining. Crews have been clearing streets ‘fence to fence’ including green waste on verges. Areas around schools, shopping centres and popular facilities are being prioritised.
Removing green waste from verges will be continuing, although it remains a lower priority than some other areas so may take some time. If street verges have had their green waste collected, members of the public should be aware that additional collections will not take place. Residents are asked to ensure their green waste is not contaminated with other waste and hard rubbish. Green waste may not be able to be collected if it is contaminated with other rubbish.
NT government is placing 110 skip bins at locations around key suburbs for green waste. The bins will be in Alawa, Jingili, Leanyer, Nakara, Tiwi and Wanguri until Tuesday morning. They may move following each collection to a new location. No household rubbish or construction material please.
Street sweepers are working across our suburbs to prevent large debris from entering the storm water system.
Initial assessments have been done across all our parks. There is considerable damage and crews have begun the huge task of making our parks and playgrounds safe. They will be working in our CBD and regional parks across the weekend so please avoid these work sites. Stay out of all parks and playgrounds where possible until they have been assessed as safe. (Our website will list those assessed as safe.)
Casuarina Pool will reopen 8.00am Saturday 31 March. Parap and Nightcliff Pools are open.
The road through East Point Reserve is open for vehicles to access Defence of Darwin Experience and Equestrian Club. Avoid other areas of the Reserve until further notice.
A live map is available on Council’s Cyclone Marcus web page which shows remaining partial road blockages, and streets that have been cleared and swept. If residents know of any road obstructions that are not shown on the map please contact Council.
Information on the cleanup is changing as works progress. Stay up to date by checking our web page www.darwin.nt.gov.au/cyclonemarcus