Daly River residents to return home

Daly River residents will be able to return to the community tomorrow while all essential services such as water, sewerage, the store and health clinic will be back online today.

Water levels have now fallen substantially and the clean-up has progressed well with 76 of 84 houses in the community to be ready for residents to return on Tuesday.

Local residents, Government staff, contractors and volunteers have done a fantastic job over the last few days working to clean up houses and get the Daly River community up and running as quickly as possible. Residents will be able to leave the evacuation centre and start returning home from Tuesday.

Traffic restrictions and road closures remain in place and only vehicles with a legitimate reason to be in the area will be allowed through. Check the Road Report website for details.

There is still a lot of work going on to clean up and fix damaged infrastructure with houses being connected to power progressively once they are cleaned and have had an environmental health check.

The Daly River store continues to be stocked and all essential services personnel are returning to the community from today.

The Department of Business is working with businesses affected by flooding to help them recover and resume trading as soon as possible with a Business Development officer visiting Daly River this week to meet one on one with businesses.

Northern Territory Government staff are working with residents to assess households which may be eligible to receive replacement household goods and other financial assistance.

Teams from a number of Government agencies began assessments a week ago and their work will continue to assess the impact of the flooding on the Daly River community.

A flooded playground at Daly River