Update on storm recovery

Published on Thursday, 14 September 2023 at 9:05:01 AM

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is working with the State Emergency Services, Department of Fire and Emergency Services, Western Power and the Police to assess damage around the city following yesterday’s storm.

There are crews actively addressing the aftermath of the powerful windstorm, which has caused damage to buildings, houses and parks across the city. In addition to assisting emergency services, our outdoor crews and rangers are working tirelessly to remove fallen trees from roads and making our streets safe.

This morning the team will spend time assessing the damage and prioritise recovery works, the priority being main roads. Based upon what we can visibly see the clean-up is estimated to take a couple of weeks.

As of 8pm last night, we have approximately 50 trees that are considered priority for removal as they have fallen across roads and driveways.

A number of buildings have lost roofs, sheds, fences and gates across the City and SES crews are working to make these safe in a timely manner.

A number of parks have been closed due to fallen trees including Hammond, Loopline and Kingsbury, which will be assessed and opened again when safe.

The Goldfields Oasis will remain closed until further notice, including the pool, stadium and gymnasium. Swimming lessons scheduled for today are also cancelled. The facility will undergo a further assessment for damage, and a further update will be provided to residents once a reopening time can be confirmed.

The Kalgoorlie Golf Course will also remain closed to the public due to a tournament today. The Waterhole Bar and Bistro and Gold range remain closed until further notice.
The Boulder Town Hall remains without power and is closed to the public.

The Animal Management Facility is closed to the public; however, reports of wandering animals can be made over the phone by calling 9021 9600.

The Yarri Road Waste Management Facility, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport, Goldfields Art Centre, William Grundt Memorial Library, Eastern Goldfields Community Centre, City Administration Building are all open and operational.

We understand that Western Power has called in resources from Perth to assist with the reconnection of power lines.

We ask residents to please contact our customer service team on 9021 9600 to report fallen trees or public areas which require immediate attention as well as reports of wandering animals. For emergency assistance, please contact the SES on 132 500, and for life-threatening situations always call 000.

We appreciate the work of all involved in providing assistance to residents during the storm and in the restoration efforts to follow.

For further updates, please visit our website or our social media channels.

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