Latest information on the crane incident on Lennox Street

Thursday 26 July 2018

Life is returning to normal in Richmond following an incident with a large construction crane, which was damaged in high winds on Monday 23 July and posed a serious danger to nearby homes. 

Police and emergency services attended the site, nearby streets were closed, a number of homes were evacuated, and an emergency relief centre was set up at the Richmond Town Hall. 

Latest update, Thursday 26 July, 5.30pm:

All affected residents in Lennox Street and surrounding streets now have access to their homes, and power has been restored. 

Bridge Road is open for business and Lennox Street is now fully reopened to cars and pedestrians. 


The emergency relief centre at Richmond Town Hall has closed.

  • For enquiries about the incident, including any safety concerns, please contact Richmond Police Station on 8420 3600.
  • If you have been affected by this emergency and are seeking legal help, you can contact Disaster Legal Help on 1800 113 432 or
Thank you

We know this has been a tough time for many local residents and businesses and we thank you for your patience.

It's been amazing to see how our community has come together to support one another over the past few days.


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