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Residents are now able to access free mulch from a stockpile in Proserpine following Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Mayor Andrew Willcox said that residents in other locations have been making the most of the estimated 150,000 cubic metres of free mulch and now that grinding operations have ceased, we will open the site at Proserpine.
“We’ve also had to ensure the mulch had reached 65 degrees over a number of days so that decontamination could take place,” Mayor Willcox said.
“This process will ensure that any weeds that may have been present have little success of re-germination,” he said.
In future further sites across the region may be opened, however at this stage the free mulch is limited to the following sites:
From Friday 16 June to Monday 19 June between 7:30 am and 4:00pm
• Stockpile site at Council Cemetery yard (corner of Faust St / Boundary Road / Crystalbrook Road)
Cannonvale, Airlie Beach and surrounds
Mulch still available Monday to Sunday between 7:30am and 4:00pm.
• Stockpile site at Carlo Drive (opposite the Whitsunday Regional Council Depot)• Stockpile site at Galbraith Park Road (opposite Whitsunday Plaza Shopping Centre)
In regards to the collection of mulch residents should be aware of the following:
• Council will have machinery in place to assist with loading• Residents are requested to cover their loads upon leaving the sites and refusal to do so may lead to free mulch being denied• Council will not be held liable for inconsistent mulch quality or any impact once collected by the resident.• Council asks for your patience while Council’s contractors load the vehicles in front
The stockpiles will be monitored as the community takes delivery and Council will provide updates as to whether a site will be closed or collection times extended.