Redland City Council will open sandbagging stations for the community following Bureau of Meteorology forecasts for heavy rain that is expected to continue for several days this week.
Please note: enclosed shoes must be worn at all Council sandbagging stations.
The sandbagging stations will be open at the following times and locations:
Council Depot Cleveland – 199-205 South St, Cleveland – Click here for directions
Council staff will be onsite to assist. Sand, bags and shovels will be supplied.
- Tuesday 10 May, from 10am to 6pm
- Wednesday 11 May to Friday 13 May, from 7am to 6pm each day
The following 24-hour self-service sandbagging stations will be open from 10am on Tuesday 10 May:
Council Depot Dunwich – 11-37 Mitchell Cres, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island – Click here for directions
Outside the Redland City Council Depot, 11-37 Mitchell Crescent, Dunwich. Sand and bags supplied. Please take your own shovel.
Council Depot Russell Island – 6 Cambridge Rd, Russell Island – Click here for directions
Outside the Council Depot on Cambridge Road. Sand and bags supplied. Please take your own shovel.
Council Depot Macleay Island – 22-24 Scarborough Rd, Macleay Island – Click here for directions
Outside the Council Depot on Scarborough Terrace. Sand and bags supplied. Please take your own shovel.
Other sandbagging operations will be considered on an as-needs basis. This weather event is forecast to be of a lower magnitude than the previous severe rainfall event in February 2022.
Information on how to properly use sandbags, including filling them, can be found on the SES website.
Do you need assistance?
Call the SES on 132 500 to log a job, which will be prioritised and tasked. This will help ensure our most vulnerable in the community are addressed as a priority.
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if the situation is life-threatening.
Call Energex on 13 19 62 to report fallen powerlines. Remember to stay clear and warn others.
Call Council on 3829 8999 to report fallen branches on public spaces across the city.
Please be mindful of conditions when outdoors. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advise that people should:
- Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it’s flooded, forget it.
- Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
- Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
- Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
For the latest advice and emergency warnings:
- Head to www.bom.gov.au
- Tune in to 612ABC
- Bay FM 100.3
- Monitor Council’s Disaster Dashboard
- Follow Redland City Council on Facebook and Twitter