The flood and storm event overnight on 9-10 June not only caused upheaval across our City but also made history. The Bureau of Meteorology has declared the flooding of the Traralgon Creek to be the largest flood on that waterway since June 1978.
Latrobe City Council continues to work collaboratively with impacted community members and relevant government agencies to support the recovery phase following the June flood and storm event.
Ongoing work to restore roads and clean-up areas affected by the flood and storm event continues along with assessments. A range of support activities, aiding residents in the impacted areas of Traralgon, Yinnar, Yinnar South and Boolarra districts, are being conducted to assist in the recovery process.
Council in partnership with Bushfire Recovery Victoria will host a series of Community Conversations for impacted communities. These conversations will allow the community to ask questions about the ongoing recovery activities across Latrobe City.
The Community Conversation sessions aim to make things easier, by bringing together relevant authorities in one place, providing the community with an opportunity to engage with them directly.
Online Community Conversations
View the session recordings below and hear the questions submitted by the community prior to the sessions, as well as those asked during the Community Conversations:
View a copy of the presentation made by the Incident Control agency, the Victorian State Emergency Services (SES):
Traralgon and districts:
Flood and Storm clean-up information
Tree, Road and Drainage Works
Tree clearing and roads and drainage works continue across Latrobe City as part of the flood and storm events response.
Council crews and their contractors continue clearing trees from roads, assessing and remediating roads that are inaccessible or have limited access. The team has now cleared 357 km’s of roads and over 74 roads now completed.
Governments Support for Storm and Flood Recovery
Latrobe City Council has welcomed support from the State and Federal governments to help the municipality recover from the storm and flood event of 9 and 10 June 2021.
Learn more about Bush Fire Recovery Victoria’s Private Property Clean-Up program: Government Support FAQ
Residential Storm and Flood Clean-up program
Registrations for our Residential Storm and Flood Clean-up program will be closing from 11:59pm on Sunday 31 October 2021.
If you were impacted by the June storms and floods and your property is eligible for our clean-up program, make sure you register now so you don’t miss out.
The cut-off date is for new registrations only – it does not affect those who are already registered and are waiting for a call-back, site assessment or works to begin.
To find out more and register your property, call 1800 560 760 (available Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm) or go online at www.brv.vic.gov.au/cleanup.
Recovery Referral Form
English and translated flood factsheets (printable)
For translated information in over 20 languages visit our Health Translation website.
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