City of Karratha

Cyclone preparation gets underway

30 Aug 2017

Cyclone preparation works are underway in the City of Karratha with street pruning and annual yard cleanup collections in place.

The programs will provide a verge collection service for yard clutter and reduce dead wood and branches among street trees that could become dangerous in extreme weather conditions.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the works would greatly reduce the risk of damage to property and persons in a cyclone and encouraged residents to secure properties before the season commences in November.

“These cyclone preparation works are an efficient way to help residents remove unwanted yard waste and check their property for loose items that will need to be secured ahead of the cyclone season,” Cr Long said.

“I encourage all residents to take advantage of the free collection service and use them as a reminder to check and refresh household emergency kits,” he said.

“Our street tree pruning program began last week and is being delivered by local contractors North West Trees. The works are focused on providing better structure for trees, increasing canopies for shade and reducing dead wood and potential limb fall,” he added.

Last dates for placement of yard waste on verges:

  • Dampier, Karratha Airport, Bulgarra, City Centre – 9 October
  • Millars Well, Pegs Creek – 16 October
  • Baynton, Nickol – 23 October
  • Roebourne, Wickham, Point Samson, Cheeditha – 30 October

The annual street tree pruning program is expected to be complete by the end of October.