NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Director Arminda Ryan said since March this year over 5000 cubic metres of flood debris had been removed from the Hawkesbury River and Central Coast waterways –enough to fill 250 eight-tonne trucks or almost two Olympic swimming pools. More than 7200 cubic metres has now been removed from waterways across the state.

Members of the community can report flood debris in local rivers and beaches to the Environment Line on 131 555 or info@epa.nsw.gov.au or flood.programs@epa.nsw.gov.au.