Council closes waterlogged tracks through conservation areas

Due to the recent intense rainfall across south-east Queensland, including Redlands Coast, Redland City Council has closed all tracks and trails within three high-use conservation reserves.

These three reserves are Bayview Conservation Area in Redland Bay, Scribbly Gums Conservation Area (home to Redlands Track Park) in Alexandra Hills and Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area in Mount Cotton.

The Bayview car park and staging area on German Church Road will also be closed.

Signs notifying of the closures are in place at all main entry points to these reserves.

Council officers are assessing the condition of tracks, including water across tracks, damage and erosion so they can prioritise repairs and maintenance once the areas have dried out.

Council crews are also assessing conditions in smaller conservation areas and advise there may be localised fenced-off closures in these reserves.

Residents are urged to stay off all conservation area tracks and trails until they dry out.

Using wet trails can cause substantial damage, spoiling the experience of other users and meaning extra repairs and maintenance.

Council will continue to monitor conditions to determine when the tracks and trails can be reopened.