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Sandbagging stations open tomorrow Wednesday 24 March 2021 on Redlands Coast

Redland City Council sandbagging stations will open tomorrow Wednesday 24 March, at the following locations:

Council Depot Cleveland – 199-205 South St, Cleveland – Click here for directions
Council staff and SES will be onsite to assist. Sand, bags and shovels will be supplied.
Open Wednesday 24 March, from 7am – 6pm.

24-hour self-service sandbagging stations are located at:

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.

Please note: enclosed shoes must be worn.

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 mindful of conditions when outdoors; Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises 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:

Relief scheme changes would be a disaster: Mayor

Proposed changes to the Federal Government’s natural disaster relief scheme would be a disaster for local government, Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said today.

Cr Williams said Redland City residents would have borne much of the $2 million cost of fighting the North Stradbroke Island fires under the proposed changes.

“Redland City Council and other smaller councils would be the hardest hit if Productivity Commission recommendations that the Federal Government slash its financial contribution to disaster relief operations are accepted by the Federal Government,” she said.

“All councils and all communities need to send a clear message to the Federal Government that these proposed changes would be disastrous.

“Many councils could be forced to hike up rates to foot the bill for disaster relief and recovery work.

“We are not asking the government for any more, we just don’t want any less than the financial breakdown that has been in place for many years.

“Councils already contribute heavily in times of disaster by providing labour and plant and equipment to the disaster recovery effort. The Productivity Commission proposals would be just another slug that we cannot afford.

“When it comes to natural disasters, and recovering from them, we need the Federal Government to recognise that penny pinching cannot be an option.

“Safety of our communities has to be our highest priority and disaster recovery and relief is not an area we need to be compromising safety by cutting costs.

“We have a responsibility to our people to act – and act quickly and decisively – in times of disaster. To not do so can cost lives.

“You can’t put a value on a human life.”

Cr Williams said natural disasters are an unfortunate part of Australian life that annually left a massive financial legacy that had to be shared.

“We believe the current system of cost-sharing is fair. To change it would be Un-Australian,” she said.

“We are all in this together.”