Free safety checks powering flood recovery

07 March 2022

Flood recovery efforts across Bundamba have been boosted with the Electrical Trades Union (ETU) hitting the ground in impacted suburbs.

Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum said ETU crews were out in force as part of Operation Energise.

“Crews of qualified electricians are working in Bundamba, Goodna and surrounding areas until 18 March, conducting free safety checks for people who are uninsured, sole parents, pensioners, not-for-profits and community groups,” Mr McCallum said.

“This is an absolutely outstanding service for our local community, and it’s aimed at getting power restored safely and efficiently for those who need it most.

“I’d like to thank Energy Queensland, Powerlink, Electrogroup Training and Apprentices, Energy Super, Mates in Construction, the Queensland Government and our electrical contractors who have all banded together to make this happen.

“The support that continues to come for our local community, from all sectors and all parts of South-East Queensland, is powering our ongoing recovery efforts.

“I encourage eligible locals to register for Operation Energise by calling the ETU on 1800 388 937.”

ETU President Keith McKenzie said the program was a way to give back to those in need.

“The initiative will provide hope to stricken communities, providing short-term power through the installation of GPOs and associated infrastructure into switchboards to allow power to be restored to houses prior to full-scale rebuilds,” Mr McKenzie said.

“Our crews have done some amazing work in the past, assisting communities and groups to get back on their feet. Bundamba will be our tenth operation.”