Colleen Mallet attempts to clean a blocked drain that caused flooding at her Booval home on Sunday
Colleen Mallet attempts to clean a blocked drain that caused flooding at her Booval home on Sunday Allannah Jackson

STORM: The suburbs offered free green waste collection

UPDATE: More suburbs have been added to the list; which now includes Dinmore, Deebing Heights,  Flinders View, Churchill and Yamanto.  

EARLIER: THE WORST affected Ipswich suburbs have been offered free kerbside collection for tree debris left behind in yesterday afternoon's storm. 

This morning four SES crews are responding to residents' calls for help; as at 8am the SES had received about 230 tasks with 87 outstanding.

Ipswich SES local controller Matthew Pinder says Booval, North Booval and Bundamba appear to be the worst affected areas. 

He says the volunteer teams are working through the jobs prioritising based on needs and risk and has asked for patience from the community. 

The crews on the ground include teams from the Gold Coast and Scenic Rim area with a surge in volunteers expected tonight, after work hours.

"We're expecting the clean up to continue for the next 24 to 48 hours," Mr Pinder says. 

Ipswich City Council has released this list of areas where green waste will be collected by council staff until Tuesday, December 27. 

Residents in those areas will also be able to access the Riverview Transfer Station for free, after showing their photo ID and proof of address. 

The list may change based on ongoing reports of damage;  

  • Leichhardt
  • One Mile
  • Wulkuraka
  • Ebbw Vale
  • Booval
  • North Booval
  • Riverview
  • Bundamba
  • Chuwar
  • Karalee
  • Raceview
  • Blackstone  
  • Dinmore
  • Deebing Heights
  • Flinders View
  • Churchill
  • Yamanto


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