The Greater Shepparton City Council says the summer holiday season has limited efforts to clean up the debris left over from the pre-Christmas storm in Tatura.
The storm caused widespread damage across the Goulburn Valley on December 22, with hail stripping fruit trees and leaves from several lands in the Tatura, Ardmona and Bambertha regions, resulting in an estimated $50 million in losses to commercial growers. I was.
In Tatura, some residents questioned when the council would remove storm debris, declaring it an eyesore and a fire hazard.
Gary Landawa, the council’s director of infrastructure, said clean-up efforts have been delayed by the holiday season.
“The council recognizes that after the storm, more cleanup is needed at Tatura,” he said.
“Considering the time of year the event took place, the Council’s resources are very limited and are still limited this week.”
However, Randhawa said cleanup work will continue as resources become available.
“Council will continue cleanup efforts in Tatula over the next few weeks,” he said.