Dozens of volunteers from across the country have joined the clean-up effort on the Gold Coast after a Christmas storm hammered the region.

A team of 20 strong volunteers from NSW and Victoria joined more than two dozen RRT volunteers already on the ground. To date the team have worked around the clock to clear more than 2,000 cubic metres of downed trees and vegetation, while also serving over 500 meals to the locals and other teams supporting.

“The repair homes and infrastructure can’t get underway properly until the clean-up is done and I thank our volunteers for coming from across the country to help the Gold Coast community get back on its feet as soon as possible.”

RRT Director, Lester Sharples

Crews with bobcats and excavators will continue working alongside the Australian Defence Force and Disaster Recovery Australia to clear debris as quickly as possible.

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