AID: The boys were armed for work.
AID: The boys were armed for work. CONTRIBUTED

Neighbours still need help with cyclone clean-up

A GROUP of construction workers sacrificed their weekend to help cyclone relief efforts around Marmor.

And they are keen to tell everyone it's not over yet.

The boys told The Observer everyone could put their hands up to help out because there was so much to do.

Luke Halliwell, a supervisor with Xtreme Engineering on APLNG, had about 25 workers and members of the Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union from GLNG join him on a trip up to Marmor at the weekend.

"They needed people on the ground helping with labour," he said. "There's still so much to do.

"The lads want to get up there again and do more."

He said the small communities would be in need of help for a long time.

"It's still our region and locals need to look after locals," he said.

The boys had two trucks, one donated by Thrifty Rockhampton and the other through Xtreme, which they used to deliver food, gas bottles, toys and other supplies to isolated properties.

They put a barbecue on and helped clean up fallen trees and other debris that had brought down fences and torn through roofs.



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