CBD closure update; new waste advice; free hot showers at Transit Centre

Monday, 03 April 2017

The central block of the Lismore CBD will remain closed until at least Wednesday afternoon to aid clean-up efforts and the Lismore Transit Centre is now open from 7am to 7pm offering free hot showers.

Lismore City Council cannot have cars in the CBD while dangerous equipment is operating and Council staff would also urge pedestrians to stay away if they are not helping with the clean-up so equipment can move about freely.

Council is now calling on CBD businesses to make contact if they haven’t emptied their flood debris onto the footpath so Council can arrange skips to be in place.

“This will help us greatly… we can be putting flood debris straight into the skips and hauling them off the waste facility. It will save double handling and it is much easier for everyone involved,” Mayor Isaac Smith said.

“We urge people to get in touch with us on 1300 87 83 87 to arrange.”

Council is also calling on residents to fill green bins with rotting food and waste that is starting to smell and phone Council so trucks can collect as soon as possible.

“The clean-up will take time, but where there is rotting waste we need to get that off the streets and out to the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre,” Isaac said.

“It may be weeks before we can get to all roadside pick-ups, so we really need to get the worst waste off the streets first.”

Anyone who finds hazardous materials during the clean-up should phone NSW Fire & Rescue on 000 so this can be collected safely and taken to the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.

The Clyde Campbell Carpark toilet block and Keen Street toilet are both now operating.

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