*** UPDATE *** Lismore CBD to close at 6am tomorrow
In our last media release we stated the Lismore CBD would be closed to traffic at 6pm tonight but this may prove problematic.
As a result, Council will instead close the CBD to traffic at 6am tomorrow morning (Monday, 3 April) to enable waste pick-ups to take place.
Apologies for the change.
The NSW SES has issued an all clear for the residents of Lismore CBD, and North and South Lismore. This means it is now safe to return.
The SES advises when re-entering your property or place of business, please be mindful of wildlife, vermin and snakes that may have taken refuge.
Make sure the electricity and gas is turned off before going inside. Use a torch to carry out inspections inside buildings. If power points, electrical equipment, appliances or electrical hot water systems have been exposed to floodwater or are water damaged in any way, they must be inspected by a qualified electrician before use.
Gas appliances and gas bottles that have been exposed to floodwater should be inspected for safety before use.
Lismore City Council has restored water to Nimbin rural customers. The boil water notice is still in effect for these residents, who should expect the water to be dirty for at least the next few days.
Council will begin kerbside pick-ups early tomorrow morning in North and South Lismore, as well as Lismore CBD. Pick-ups will start on the major roads in North and South Lismore first, and then crews will work through the smaller streets.
The CBD block will be closed to traffic from 6pm tonight and clean-up will begin tomorrow morning. Having cars in the CBD block is hampering clean-up processes and causing safety issues. The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre will stay open until 6pm.
Crews will also work on restoring access through Blue Knob Road.
Further update on clean-up effort will be issued tomorrow morning.
Terra Sword | Media Coordinator | Lismore City Council
PO Box 23A, Lismore, NSW 2480 | T 02 6625 0529 | M 0437 697 723 | www.lismore.nsw.gov.au
Lismore City Council acknowledges the people of the Bundjalung Nation, traditional custodians of the land on which we work.