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5 AVN REGT - OP Flood Assist 23-1 - Broome
Pictured Above: Army soldiers from 5 Avn Regt conduct a routine pre-flight inspection to prepare for flood recovery efforts in Western Australia at RAAF Base Townsville, Queensland.
Three MRH-90 Taipan, two CH-47 Chinook helicopters, their aircrews and a team of support personnel from the 5th Aviation Regiment in Townsville are deploying to Western Australia in support of Operation Flood Assist 23-1.
The ADF helicopters can take over three days to travel from Townsville across the Top End to reach Broome.
On arrival, the helicopters will integrate with the Western Australia emergency services already in the region to support ongoing rescue and relief efforts in the Kimberley region.
Major Jeremy Costello, commander of Task Unit Destrier, said integration with emergency services on the ground was essential to provide assistance to communities.
“This enables us to get out to the right places with the helicopters,” Major Costello said.
“We are really proud to have this opportunity again to help the community.”
Pictured Above: Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister for Defence Personnel, the Hon Matt Keogh MP, meets with ADF personnel (CAPT Elise McKenzie RAEME) tasked to Operation Flood Assist 23-1 in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia.
Major Costello said the team have experience in providing disaster relief.
“Some of the soldiers have previously deployed on other disaster relief operations in New South Wales,” he said.
“Every time we deploy, we learn lessons.
“This makes us safer and better equipped to help people in need.”
Defence commenced Operation Flood Assist 23-1 on January 6 to provide assistance to the WA Government in the Kimberley region where heavy rainfall from ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie has isolated communities.
At the request of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Defence is providing from the 5th Aviation Regiment to support the flood response, along with three Royal Australian Air Force aircraft.
Defence continues to work closely with NEMA in monitoring disasters affecting the community.
Images and article courtesy of Defence
Pictured Above: Old SGTs Mess and Tree of Knowledge Jan 2022 - Photos courtesy of Facebook.
Twenty hectares of riverfront land in Brisbane's east will soon be transformed into a suburban precinct of more than 850 new homes.
- Plans for development on the Bulimba Barracks site is the latest to be approved on flood-prone land
- A motion by Jonathan Sriranganathan to stop building on flood plains was defeated in Brisbane City Council
- The proposed development will include private dwellings, parks and sports fields
Pictured Above: Main sheds being demolished - Jan 2023. Click on the image to view more
Sold off by the Department of Defence in 2020 to private developers Shayher Group for $63 million, plans for Bulimba Barracks include new riverfront parks, sports fields and the remediation of Tugulawa Park.
It will also offer two- to three-storey townhouses, five-storey apartment buildings and detached homes.
Pictured Above: A concept image lodged with Brisbane City Council by Shayher Group for the riverside Bulimba Barracks development. (Supplied: Shayher Group)
Last year, developers requested an amendment to the existing planning regulations to fill in the entire site with earth to raise it above flood levels.
Brisbane City Council approved the plans.
Morningside Ward's Kara Cook said the only work residents could expect to see immediately would be the removal of the former military buildings on the site.
Article courtesy of ABC News