Impacts of wet weather update – 5.17pm, 14 February 2020


Update as at 5.17pm, Friday 14 February 2020

Sand bagging
The sand bagging station at Council’s South Street Depot, Cleveland will be closed for the weekend.

The following self-service sand bagging stations will continue to operate across the weekend and will accessible all hours:
•  Russell Island Council Depot – Entry via High Street
•  North Stradbroke Island Council Depot – Entry via Mitchell Crescent
• Macleay Island Council Depot – Entry via Scarborough Terrace
• Lamb Island – Corner Lucas Drive and Resthaven Drive

All other information remains current from the previous update earlier today (1.28pm, 14 Feb).

Leslie Harrison Dam level has reduced to 112% this afternoon and continues to spill.

Capalaba Regional Park, Capalaba Soccer fields and the Capalaba Greyhound track are underwater

Capalaba Regional Park


1.28pm, Friday 14 February 2020

Sand bagging
Self-service sand bagging stations are located at:

OPEN 7am – 6pm, Monday – Friday
CLOSED Saturday – Sunday

• Cleveland South Street Council Depot – Entry via South Street

OPEN 24 hours
•  Russell Island Council Depot – Entry via High Street
•  North Stradbroke Island Council Depot – Entry via Mitchell Crescent
• Macleay Island Council Depot – Entry via Scarborough Terrace
• Lamb Island – Corner Lucas Drive and Resthaven Drive

Shovel, bags and sand provided.
Wear enclosed shoes, bring a buddy to help carry heavy loads and remember to bend your knees when lifting.
More information on sandbagging

Road conditions
Water is over the road at the following locations:
• Pitt Road, Birkdale (between Collingwood and Nelson roads)
• Allan Day Drive, Wellington Point (at the spillway for Sovereign Waters lake)
Proceed with caution and drive to conditions.

Details on road conditions in Redland Coast can be found by clicking on the green tile on our Disaster Dashboard.

State wide details on road closures can be found at qldtraffic.qld.gov.au.

Tracks and trails and sporting field closures
Due to heavy rain, Council has closed all tracks and trails at Scribbly Gums Reserve (Cleveland Track Park) and Bayview Track Park, Redland Bay.

Our track and trail network throughout conservation areas and bushland reserves has sustained damage and heavy erosion in many areas across Redlands Coast. It will take some time to assess damage and carry out repairs. Please exercise caution and expect some tracks to be closed due to fallen trees, hazards and repair work over the coming months. We thank you for patience and observing trail closures where necessary. Areas that may be impacted include Bayview Conservation Area, Scribbly gums conservation area, Emu Street Bushland Refuge, Summit Street Bushland Refuge, Greater Glider Conservation Area and Squirrel Glider Conservation Area.

All sporting fields in Redlands Coast remain closed at this time.

Council will continue to monitor conditions to determine when these facilities can be re-opened.

Stay out of water
We currently advise against any contact with flood waters, creeks, storm water drains and recreational water sites throughout Redlands Coast. The ongoing wet weather has increased the potential for unexpected hazards and routine water sampling has detected elevated bacterial levels at several sites.
Council will continue to monitor the recreational water quality.

Flood water safety
Do you know what to do if you or your home is affected by flooding? Prepare to stay safe by ensuring you know what to do in different scenarios.
Make your plan here: floodwatersafety.initiatives.qld.gov.au/prepare-stay-safe

Emergency contacts and assistance
In emergency situations always call triple zero (000).
Use SES 132 500 for immediate response calls and 000 for emergency situations.

Stay updated
Visit the Bureau of Meteorology for the latest weather updates.
Listen to 612 ABC radio and local radio station Bay FM 100.3.
Monitor Council’s Redlands Coast Disaster Dashboard website that incorporates emergency services and Council messaging and is also where a disaster management plan can be accessed.