Faced with the enormous challenge of coordinating a disaster response effort across its 38,000 square kilometre flood ravaged region, Western Downs Regional Council is extremely heartened by offers of support from around the country.
Mayor Ray Brown said the generosity shown in the support of those affected by record flooding and the incredible work ethic of all those involved in the massive disaster response effort made him proud to be an Australian.
“In times of adversity, the aussie fighting spirit shines through and each day this disaster situation continues
I see it first-hand. “The offers of assistance haven’t stopped since the flooding started on Monday, and they just keep coming. From Army Blackhawk helicopters evacuating residents in Condamine to donated food and bottled water used to resupply isolated communities.
“There are far too many offers to name and thank individually, but all are greatly appreciated.
“Special mention must also be made to Council and emergency services staff as well as volunteers who have availed themselves to assist in the operation.
“Each day brings new challenges, but I’m comforted by the morale and support of the entire disaster response team,” Mayor Brown said.
Kerri Anderson, Strategy and Communications Manager
Western Downs Regional Council