Army joins park work
AUSTRALIAN Defence Force personnel are still working with Ipswich City Council in a bid to clear Colleges Crossing of debris.
Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale said the popular park area may take several days to clear.
“The ADF contingent including personnel and heavy equipment from RAAF Amberley, 21st Construction Squadron and Sydney’s 17th Construction Squadron are working with council staff to get rid of the debris which has washed down the river and stuck at Colleges Crossing,” he said.
“In total we’ve had around 250 Army and Air Force personnel from Amberley and a further 150 Royal Australian Navy personnel working on the flood effort under the co-ordination of Major Anthony Smith and FLTLT Chris Barnes.”
Cr Pisasale said many of the RAAF Amberley and Navy contingent were now assisting flood victims in Fernvale and Glamorgan Vale.