23 May, 2024
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Canterbury-Bankstown Mayoral Message

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Dear Resident,

There’s a saying that lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place!
But the latest rain bomb that dropped on our City, has hit the same areas that have already been devastated several times this year.
Residents still mopping up from the record-breaking rains dealt another blow as areas along the Cooks and Georges River flooded.
Local SES crews, Council and the Police working around the clock to assist residents at Picnic Point, Milperra, East Hills and Lansvale to evacuate and secure their homes from damage caused by fallen trees and high winds.
Numerous roads closed and cars stranded as flood waters inundated low lying areas. A heartbreaking situation with families separated and properties damaged.
And it wasn’t just people being evacuated, the SES were kept busy rescuing animals including some Shetland ponies around Milperra.
I would like to extend a special thank you to the many volunteers at the Bankstown and Canterbury SES Units. Selfless people who give their time and risk their lives for the safety of our community.
And this year, they have had their work cut out for them.
Over the coming weeks and months, Council too will have their work cut out for them with roads damaged and potholes again popping up, and our parks and sporting facilities in need of maintenance.
So once again, thank you to our emergency services. Please be patient and if you see any damage, report it online at cb.city/ReportIt
Remember to be extra careful on our roads, never drive into flood waters and follow the SES advice.
If you need emergency assistance, you can reach the SES on 132 500. For life threatening emergencies, always call 000.
Yours sincerely,
Clr Khal Asfour
MAYOR

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