08 March 2022
Two community recovery hubs are operating in Goodna and the Ipswich CBD to help flood-impacted residents get back on their feet in the wake of the recent flooding.
Local Disaster Management Group Chair Mayor Teresa Harding said support is continuing for those in the community who need face-to-face assistance and support.
“The RSL’s Frank McGreevy Function Centre on Brisbane Terrace at Goodna and the Ipswich Trades Hall in Bell street have transformed into community recovery hubs where residents can access flood-related assistance for housing, Centrelink and for both financial and emotional support,” Mayor Harding said.
“A lot of residents continue to experience issues with power and technology, so these places are set up so you can talk to someone who can assist you apply for a hardship grant or to you in finding temporary housing.
“We are working with partner agencies at the recovery hubs such as Community Recovery, Services Australia, Lifeline, Department of Housing, Salvation Army, Red Cross and insurers.
“There is also flood-specific information about safe clean-up, managing health concerns and how to cope with what has happened.”
Local Resilience and Recovery Group Chair Councillor Kate Kunzelmann said the evacuation centre at the Ipswich Showgrounds will wind up in coming days.
“There are only a handful of flood-impacted residents now at the evacuation centre and as they are transitioned into alternative housing over coming days, the evacuation centre will cease to operate,” Cr Kunzelmann said.
“If you have been impacted by the flooding disaster, I encourage you to attend one of the community recovery hubs.”
The Goodna community recovery hub is at Frank McGreevy Function Centre is at 112 Brisbane Terrace, Goodna and the Ipswich community recovery hub is at the Ipswich Trades Hall at 4 Bell Street. Both hubs will be open from 9am to 5pm seven days a week.
The Ipswich Flood Recovery webpage is at Ipswich.qld.gov.au/floodrecovery.