Manly Australia
Manly & Northern Beaches, Sydney Australia - Friday, 23 April - 8:57pm
Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter

News

ADF Supporting NSW Flood Emergency

By The Hon David Littleproud MP And Senator The Hon Marise Payne
Posted: 23 Mar 2021
Australian Defence Force (ADF) helicopters will today deploy to NSW to support search and rescue activities for the flood emergency.

Additional ADF personnel and equipment will also deploy this week to assist with the clearance and recovery operation.

The Acting Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, said the ADF stands ready to support state emergency services with the immediate response to the floods.

“Defence is working with the NSW State Emergency Operations Centre to determine how it can further support and assist state emergency services with tasks such as assessing damage to properties, clearing roads and helping restore electricity and water,” Minister Payne said.

“Defence is well-equipped to provide further assistance if required, which was demonstrated last year when the ADF provided support during the Black Summer Bushfires, throughout COVID-19 and the recent bushfires in Western Australia.

“Once again, our ADF personnel are showing their professionalism and dedication in the face of very difficult conditions. All Australians can be proud of the way Defence has been assisting the emergency services across the country in these challenging circumstances.”

The Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, the Hon David Littleproud MP, said the New South Wales Government said the hard work of removing flood affected property contents will be both demanding and dangerous.

“Defence has quickly got the ball rolling to provide the appropriate equipment and personnel for the clean-up task,” Minister Littleproud said.

“The ADF has the heavy equipment and expertise to clear the roads to allow access to those isolated in both urban and regional areas.

“This will allow experts in the civil sector to get in and repair critical infrastructure and essential services.

“The amount of flood and storm debris to be removed will be enormous and could be overwhelming for those trying to put their lives back together.

“They will be given comfort when the men and women in uniform turn up, stand shoulder to shoulder with them and get the job done.”

Defence remains engaged with State and Federal agencies to ensure we expeditiously deploy our personnel and capabilities where they are most needed.

 
DCON Group DCON Group DCON Group DCON Group

Recent News

Fans Delight at Successful Pro Surf Event Return to North Narrabeen
Fans Delight at Successful Pro Surf Event Return to North Narrabeen
Professional surfing had a triumphant comeback to the Northern Beaches...
Music and dance enriches Seaweed Arboretum exhibition
Music and dance enriches Seaweed Arboretum exhibition
Manly Art Gallery & Museum’s Seaweed Arboretum exhibition is in full swing,...
2021 Community Building Partnership Program Now Open
2021 Community Building Partnership Program Now Open
Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney...
Save Time, Do It Online - Free VPIT Training Available
Save Time, Do It Online - Free VPIT Training Available
Local Land Services (LLS) has urged landholders to make the most of it...
North Narrabeen Welcomes Top Surfers Back to Spiritual Home for Surf Classic
North Narrabeen Welcomes Top Surfers Back to Spiritual Home for Surf Classic
The world’s best professional surfers will descend on North Narrabeen...

What's New

Captain Cook Electrical
Captain Cook Electrical
Captain Cook Electrical
Safe, Effective and Gentle
Safe, Effective and Gentle
Massey Family Chiropractic
Great Location, Great Service!
Great Location, Great Service!
Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific

Have You Visited

Announcement
Unlocking Potential Leadership TrainingTailored for busy SME owners/managers this course helps you and your business thriveView Impact HR Consulting »
+ Contact · Add Your Event · Add Media Release · Add Your Business · Privacy · Site Map · Website © 2001-2021 Stralia Web