Monthly Archives: February 2022

Council starts clean up after extreme weather


Redland City Council crews have commenced a clean-up across the city following the recent extreme weather and is urging the community to report all hazards.

Residents are encouraged to report flooding, sewage inundation, fallen trees and damaged roads to Council so there is a record and a list of works which will be prioritised.

Contact Council on 3829 8999 or email rcc@redland.qld.gov.au

Council crews have been busy investigating reports of fallen trees and branches, and damage to roads.

Drivers are urged to take care on the roads as there may be debris and damage which could take some time to repair.

Please do not travel around looking at the damage around the city or in our neighbouring areas. Remember, if it’s flooded, forget it.

Council mowing crews will be out as soon as possible, and residents are encouraged to be patient as we deal with long grass expected across the city as a result of the rain.

Walking trail closed following land slip

Council has closed off a walking trail at the base of the Esplanade at Wellington Point following a land slip.

Council has inspected the area and will seek expert advice on securing the area.

In the meantime, residents and visitors are advised to stay clear of the area.

Sewerage issues

Due to the current significant weather event, stormwater has infiltrated sewerage systems throughout the SEQ region, causing some stormwater manholes to lift (as they are designed to do).

The majority of this overflow is rainwater so any wastewater is heavily diluted.

But it is very important to ensure people (particularly children) and animals don’t enter or play in any overflowing water in public or on private property.

Residents should contact Council on 3829 8999 or via email rcc@redland.qld.gov.au to report any wastewater discharge on private property so an officer can inspect and provide advice.

Usually, discharge on private properties is released through the property’s overflow relief gully (ORG), located on the outside of the house, so make sure the ORG (a raised circular grate covering a drain) remains clear.

If your toilet is gurgling it usual means your ORG is doing its job and preventing discharge occurring inside your house.

Ensure your property’s overflow relief gully (ORG) remains clear.

Impacts on kerbside bin collections

Redland City Council’s rubbish collection contractor JJ’s Waste and Recycling suspended the emptying of yellow-lidded recycling bins today as there was no access to the Visy recycling facility due to the flood situation.

However, Council has received advice from Visy Recycling that operations at their recovery facility will resume on Tuesday, 1 March.

This means kerbside recycling collections will occur as scheduled tomorrow.

Any recycling bins that could not be collected today (in Capalaba, Alexandra Hills and Birkdale) will be collected by Wednesday.

All other waste collections will proceed as normal but localised flooding may also impact collection of general and green waste from some properties.

Bins missed due to flooding and road closures with be collected when possible.

Cleaning up tips

Take care to dry and clean your house and belongings, throwing away anything that cannot be cleaned.

When floodwater subsides it can leave mould, germs and in some cases sewerage behind. Consider engaging a professional to disinfect your property and keep children and pets away until the clean-up is completed.

All of Council’s Recycling and Waste Centres on the mainland and islands are open as usual today.

Stay prepared

The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted further wet weather this week so make sure you are prepared.

Sandbag stations are open today (enclosed shoes must be worn):

  • Council Depot Cleveland: 199-205 South Street – open until 6pm today
  • Council Depot Dunwich: 11-37 Mitchell Crescent, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) – open 24/7
  • Council Depot Russell Island: 6 Cambridge Road, Russell Island – open 24/7
  • Council Depot Macleay Island: 22-24 Scarborough Road, Macleay Island – open 24/7

Island stations are self-service. BYO shovel.

Road closures

The following local roads remain impacted by flooding or hazards:

  • Allan Day Drive, Wellington Point
  • Pitt and Nelson Roads, Wellington Point
  • Tulloch Drive / Redgrove Avenue – Wellington Point
  • Avalon Road, Sheldon
  • Rickertt Road, Ransome/Thorneside
  • Cleveland Redland Bay Road, Redland Bay (hazard, proceed with caution).

Facilities reopening

The IndigiScapes Centre, Café and Nursery will reopen tomorrow Tuesday 1 March. The botanic gardens and tracks will remain closed.

Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland will remain closed tomorrow Tuesday 1 March.

Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 1 March.

Do you need assistance?

For trees that have fallen on private properties or for other assistance contact SES on 132 500.

Contact Triple Zero (000) immediately if the situation is life-threatening.

Contact Energex on 13 19 62 to report fallen powerlines. Remember to stay clear and warn others.

Applications open for new Village Events and Activation Grants


Applications are now open for Redland City Council’s new Village Events and Activation Grant program.

Mayor Karen Williams said the grants totalling $120,000 would support community organisations and village traders in promoting their local village centres and making them more vibrant.

“These new grants are all about celebrating our villages and investing in local business,” she said.

“They will support not-for-profit community organisations and village traders to work together to deliver activities and experiences that bring people together, such as live entertainment and movie events, youth activities, specialty food and boutique markets, decorative lighting and temporary street furniture.

“In the process, the program will build community connection and resilience and will stimulate economic activity in our centres.”

Under the program, one grant of up to $12,000 will be available for initiatives in each of 10 centres across the city – Cleveland, Capalaba, Victoria Point, Alexandra Hills, Birkdale, Redland Bay, Wellington Point, Mount Cotton, Dunwich or Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) and the Southern Moreton Bay Islands (Russell, Macleay or Lamb Island).

Cr Williams said the grants would help to provide more fun and engaging events and activities, and beautiful spaces for locals and visitors, while supporting the strategic objectives of Council’s corporate plan.

“Council wants to support activities and experiences that bring social, cultural and economic benefits to our community by encouraging visitors and residents to get out and experience what Redlands Coast has to offer.

“These new grants will go a long way to making this happen.”

Grant applications close on 27 March 2022 and successful applicants will have until 31 December 2022 to deliver events.

Information, including grant guidelines and how to apply online, is available on Council’s Community Grants webpage.

Recycling bin collection temporarily suspended


Redland City Council’s rubbish collection contractor JJ’s Waste and Recycling cannot empty yellow-lidded recycling bins today and possibly tomorrow, as there is currently no access to the Visy recycling facility due to the flood situation.

All other waste collections, however, will proceed as usual.

Council will provide an update on the resumption of recycling services as soon as possible.

In the meantime, residents who would usually have a yellow bin collection today, Monday 28 February, should bring their bin back in.

Redlands Coast feels impact of extreme weather


Extreme weather conditions had a significant impact on Redlands Coast overnight, with families evacuated, trees down and roads closed.

Two families required SES assistance with relocation, but the majority of overnight calls to the SES were for roof tarping, with a number of ceiling collapses due to water inundation.

Widespread rain from ongoing storms overnight included 156mm reported at Alexandra Hills Weather Station.

Redland SES Unit has received more than 308 calls for assistance throughout the weather event. Impacted residents are encouraged to be patient as the volunteer teams work through about 100 outstanding requests.

Redland City Council received 95 calls overnight relating to flooding including trees down, manholes lifting and reports of road closures.

A massive tree which had fallen on Mount Cotton Road took two hours to clear.

Queensland Police Service (QPS) received eight requests for road closures overnight.

Fallen trees

Residents are urged to take care around trees which are at risk of falling due to soaked ground conditions.

For trees that have fallen and caused damage to private property (i.e. houses, structures), or for other assistance, call the SES on 132 500.

To report fallen trees or branches on roads and public spaces across the city, contact Council on 3829 3999.

Roads

Heavy rainfall has caused hazards on the city’s roads, and motorists are urged to stay out of flood waters today – if it’s flooded, forget it!

Queensland Police Service reported one abandoned vehicle in flooded water overnight.

The following local roads remain impacted or flooded:

  • Allan Day Drive, Wellington Point
  • Mary Street, Birkdale
  • Pitt and Nelson, Wellington Point
  • Collingwood Road, Birkdale
  • Avalon Road, Sheldon.

Disruptions to transport services

  • Buses – Transdev buses are operating with some disruption to services. For the latest information, please visit https://translink.com.au/
  • Trains – Trains are suspended across SEQ including the Cleveland Line. There are no buses to replace these services. For the latest information, please visit https://translink.com.au/
  • Ferries – All ferry services are operating to and from the Southern Moreton Bay Islands and North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah). Please check with ferry providers for latest updates to scheduled services.

Flood debris

With reports of large amounts of debris, including logs, trees, concrete and metal, making its way through the river systems and into Moreton Bay, people are being asked to stay out of swollen waterways

Boat owners are urged to reconsider the need to head out into the bay at this time.

Sandbagging

Redland City Council’s sandbagging operations are open again today Monday 28 February.

Council’s sandbagging stations for the community have given out more than 8,500 bags since opening on Wednesday, and can be found at the following locations (enclosed shoes must be worn):

  • Council Depot Cleveland: 199-205 South Street – open until 6pm today
  • Cleveland SES Unit, 47 Wellington St, Cleveland – self-service sandbagging station from 6pm today; BYO shovel
  • Council Depot Dunwich: 11-37 Mitchell Crescent, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) – open 24/7
  • Council Depot Russell Island: 6 Cambridge Road, Russell Island – open 24/7
  • Council Depot Macleay Island: 22-24 Scarborough Road, Macleay Island – open 24/7

Island stations are self-service. BYO shovel.

Park closures

Capalaba Regional Park and John Frederick’s Park in Capalaba (including greyhound track, rugby and soccer fields) are closed.

Some parks may be affected due to high tides and inundation. Be cautious when visiting our open parks as there is still debris and there may be hazards.

Please avoid using tracks and trails in Council conservation areas.

Council facilities closed

Council’s IndigiScapes Centre at Capalaba and Redland Art Gallery Capalaba and Cleveland remain closed today.

Cleveland Aquatic Centre will remain closed to allow for site clean-up, water testing and treatment of all pools.

All Redland City Libraries are open but programming has been cancelled for today, Monday. The mobile library is closed this week.

Waste removal

Council’s Recycling and Waste centres on the mainland and islands are open as usual today.

Bin collections are operating as normal where possible. However localised flooding may impact services for some properties.

Bins missed due to flooding and road closures will be collected when possible (some today).

Do you need assistance?

Contact the SES on 132 500 to log a job, which will be prioritised and tasked.

Contact Triple Zero (000) immediately if the situation is life-threatening.

Contact Energex on 13 19 62 to report fallen powerlines. Remember to stay clear and warn others.

Contact Council on 3829 8999 to report fallen branches on public spaces across the city.

For the latest advice and emergency warnings:

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Extreme weather conditions easing slightly but caution still needed


Redlands Local Disaster Management Group Chair and Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has thanked the Redlands Coast SES volunteers for their tireless efforts throughout the extreme rainfall impacting Redlands Coast.

Throughout the weather event, Redlands Coast SES Units have received more than 200 calls for assistance, volunteering around the clock to attend to calls for service as quickly as possible.

Residents are asked to be patient with the city’s SES volunteers as they prioritise emergency and life-threatening jobs.

General assistance from the SES may take some time, but crews are attending to requests as soon as they can.

For trees that have fallen on private property, or for other assistance, the SES can be contacted on 132 500.

Sandbagging

Redland City Council has extended its sandbagging operations to Monday 28 February.

Council’s sandbagging stations for the community have given out more than 5000 bags since opening on Wednesday, and can be found at the following locations (enclosed shoes must be worn):

  • Council Depot Cleveland: 199-205 South Street – open until 6pm today, and from 7am to 6pm, Monday 28 February.
  • Council Depot Dunwich: 11-37 Mitchell Crescent, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) – open 24/7
  • Council Depot Russell Island: 6 Cambridge Road, Russell Island – open 24/7
  • Council Depot Macleay Island: 22-24 Scarborough Road, Macleay Island – open 24/7

Flood debris

With reports of large amounts of debris, including logs, trees, concrete and metal, making its way through the river systems and into Moreton Bay, people are asked to stay out of swollen waterways, and boat owners are urged to reconsider the need to head out into the bay at this time.

Roads

Weather conditions continue to cause hazards on the city’s roads, and motorists are urged to stay off the roads and out of flood waters this evening – if it’s flooded, forget it!

The following local roads remain impacted or flooded:

  • Shore Street West, Cleveland (some flooding – proceed with caution)
  • Allan Day Drive, Wellington Point
  • Mary Street, Birkdale
  • Collingwood Road, Birkdale (Cnr Spoonbill Street)
  • Mary Pleasant Drive, Birkdale
  • Mergowie Drive, Cleveland
  • Moores Road, Redland Bay
  • Shore Street West, Cleveland
  • Pitt and Nelson Roads, Wellington Point
  • Tulloch Drive and Redgrove Avenue, Wellington Point
  • Anson Road, Wellington Point
  • Kingfisher/Springacre Road, Thornlands
  • Rickertt Road, Birkdale

Schools

All Redlands Coast State and Private schools will be closed tomorrow. Education Queensland has advised that the Department is monitoring the situation and are asking parents and caregivers to check their website for the latest information: closures.qld.edu.au

Aquatic Centre 

Cleveland Aquatic Centre will remain closed on Monday 28 February to allow for site clean-up, water testing and treatment of all pools.

Recycling and Waste Centres

Council’s Recycling and Waste centres on the mainland and islands are expected to be open as usual on Monday 28 February. However, Council is monitoring the situation and if further closures are necessary the community will be informed.

IndigiScapes

Council’s IndigiScapes Centre at Capalaba will remain closed tomorrow, Monday 28 February

Creative Arts

The Redland Performing Arts Centre Box Office will reopen tomorrow, Monday 28 February during its usual hours of 9am to 4pm

Redland Art Gallery at Capalaba and Cleveland will remain closed on Monday, 28 February.

Redland Libraries

All library branches will be open. However, library programs will be cancelled tomorrow, Monday 28 February.  The mobile library visits will be cancelled for the week 28 February – 4 March.

Do you need assistance?

Contact the SES on 132 500 to log a job, which will be prioritised and tasked.

Contact Triple Zero (000) immediately if the situation is life-threatening.

Contact Energex on 13 19 62 to report fallen powerlines. Remember to stay clear and warn others.

Contact 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 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:

Follow Redland City Council on Facebook and Twitter

Stay vigilant as extreme weather continues


Redland City Council Mayor and Chair of the Redland Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) Karen Williams has urged residents to remain vigilant, stay off the roads and out of flood waters as severe weather continues to impact Redlands Coast.

High tide this morning, combined with heavy rainfall, has caused additional flooding on the city’s foreshores; and intense rainfall is forecast to continue tracking south along the coast and into northern New South Wales today.

Wind gusts of up to 90km/h are expected along coastal fringes, including on Redlands Coast.

Redlands LDMG remains at Stand Up status, ensuring Redland City Council’s disaster management operations continue to be mobilised across the city.

Overnight, Redland SES crews completed 63 jobs, including tarping of houses and sandbagging properties.

Redland City Council crews overnight have responded to 25 calls from the public, as well as closing flooded roads, removing fallen trees, and replacing lifted stormwater and sewer manhole lids, which are designed to lift when there is excessive water in the system.

They have also been tiger-meshing the area in situations where the lids cannot yet be replaced due to the excess water.

Motorists are advised to be on alert for the potential of lifted manhole covers, which can occur at any time and are noticeable by the overflow of water in a particular area of a road.

As the severe weather continues, the community is urged to be mindful of the ongoing risk of fallen trees or powerlines.

Do not attempt to move these.

If trees are seen fallen on Council property, such as parks or on roads, contact Redland City Council on 3829 8999.

For assistance with trees that have fallen on private property and causing issues, contact the SES on 132 500.

Stay away from fallen powerlines, warn others, and contact Energex on 13 19 62.

Sandbagging

Sandbagging stations across the city have been extended to 6pm today, Sunday 27 February, with 5000 sandbags having been given out across Redlands Coast since stations were opened on the mainland and islands on Wednesday.

Sandbagging stations are open at the following locations (enclosed shoes must be worn):

  • Council Depot Cleveland: 199-205 South Street – today, Sunday 27 February until 6pm
  • Council Depot Dunwich: 11-37 Mitchell Crescent, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) – open 24/7
  • Council Depot Russell Island: 6 Cambridge Road, Russell Island – open 24/7
  • Council Depot Macleay Island: 22-24 Scarborough Road, Macleay Island – open 24/7

Ferry cancellations

  • The 6pm vehicle ferry from Cleveland to North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) has been cancelled.
  • The 7pm vehicle ferry departing Dunwich has been cancelled.
  • There are currently no changes to ferry services to and from the Southern Moreton Bay Islands.

For information on these services, visit sealinkseq.com.au

Roads impacted

A number of local roads remain closed due to flooding or impacted, and motorists are urged to avoid these areas. Remember, if it’s flooded, forget it!

Local roads closed or impacted include:

  • Avalon Road, Sheldon
  • Allan Day Drive, Wellington Point
  • Mary Street, Birkdale
  • Collingwood Road, Birkdale (Cnr Spoonbill)
  • Mary Pleasant Drive, Birkdale
  • Mergowie Drive, Cleveland
  • Moores Road, Redland Bay
  • Pitt and Nelson Roads, Wellington Point
  • Tulloch Drive and Redgrove Avenue, Wellington Point
  • Anson Road, Wellington Point
  • Kingfisher/Springacre Road, Thornlands
  • Rickertt Road, Birkdale

Parks

The following Redlands Coast parks/facilities are closed due to flooding:

  • Regional Park, Capalaba
  • John Frederick’s Park, including greyhound track, rugby and soccer fields, Capalaba
  • Mount Cotton Community Park, Mount Cotton

Please avoid using tracks and trails in Council conservation areas.

Recycling and Waste Centres

Council’s Recycling and Waste Centres at Birkdale and Redland Bay will remain temporarily closed today, Sunday 27 February. Gated island tips at North Stradbroke Island, Russell Island, Macleay Island and Coochiemudlo Island are also closed today.

Creative Arts

Redland Performing Arts Centre and Redland Art Gallery will be temporarily closed today, Sunday 27 February due to the extreme weather.

All performances, workshops and events scheduled for today at these venues have been cancelled.

Venue staff are currently contacting patrons with tickets and bookings to advise them of the closures.

IndigiScapes

IndigiScapes Centre at Capalaba is closed today, Sunday 27 February.

Aquatic Centres

Cleveland Aquatic Centre and Bay Islands Aquatic Centre at Russell Island is closed today, Sunday 27 February.

Beaches

Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) has closed all beaches in south-east Queensland, including the SLSQ flagged beaches on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) – Main, Cylinder and Adder Rock beaches.

Telecommunications

There are currently Optus outages reported at Cleveland and on Russell Island.

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.

Contact Energex on 13 19 62 to report fallen powerlines. Remember to stay clear and warn others.

Contact 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 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:

Follow Redland City Council on Facebook and Twitter

Youths warned to stay out of floodwaters as wild weather continues


Redlands Coast residents are urged to keep out of floodwaters, with reports of young people surfing in flooded areas including at Hilliards Creek in Ormiston.

This is extremely dangerous. If you see this behaviour please report it to police on Triple 0.

There are large amounts of debris making their way down the river systems, including Logan River, and into Moreton Bay.

There is currently a marine wind warning, with boaties urged to use caution and avoid going out on the bay if they can.

People in areas prone to coastal erosion should be particularly vigilant.

Strong winds and rain to continue – beware fallen trees

Strong winds of up to 80km/hour are expected on Redlands Coast over the next several hours and again tomorrow morning, increasing the risk of fallen trees.

Do not attempt to remove fallen trees yourself. If trees are down on council property, such as parks or on roads, contact Redland City Council on 3829 8999.

For trees that have fallen on private properties or for other assistance contact SES on 132 500.

Stay away from fallen powerlines, warn others, and contact Energex on 13 19 62.

Council and SES crews responding  

Redland City Council crews have been responding to a range of jobs including trees down, manhole covers that have lifted, and road and park flooding reports.

Redland SES Unit delivered more than 40 loads of sandbags to residents yesterday and more than 3000 sandbags have been collected from Redland City Council’s South Street, Cleveland, sandbagging station over the past few days.

Council sandbagging stations will remain open until tomorrow, Sunday 27 February.

  • Council Depot Cleveland, 199-205 South St – today Saturday 26 February until 6pm and Sunday 27 February from 7am to 6pm
  • Council Depot Dunwich: 11-37 Mitchell Cres, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island – open 24/7
  • Council Depot Russell Island: 6 Cambridge Rd, Russell Island – open 24/7
  • Council Depot Macleay Island: 22-24 Scarborough Rd, Macleay Island – open 24/7

Power restored – Russell Island

Energex has restored power to over 1100 homes on Russell Island, with the last 400 restored this afternoon.

Council services closed

For the safety of the public, Redland City Council has closed the following facilities:

  • Birkdale and Redland Bay Recycling and Waste Centres closed at 1pm today Saturday 26 February and will reopen at 7am tomorrow, Sunday 27 February, weather permitting.
  • The Native Botanic Gardens and Adventure Playground at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Capalaba, have closed.
  • Please avoid using tracks and trails in Council conservation areas.

North Stradbroke Island vehicle ferry service affected:

  • North Stradbroke Island – Sealink’s 5pm vehicle ferry from Cleveland and its 6pm vehicle ferry from Dunwich have been cancelled for today. All other vehicle and passenger ferry services are operating to regular timetables.
  • Ferry services to the Southern Moreton Bay Islands of Russell, Macleay, Lamb and Karragarra Islands in Moreton Bay are operating as usual.

Island residents are urged to continue to check the ferry service website in case of changes. This is particularly important for island residents needing to get home this afternoon and tonight as debris from Logan River flows into Moreton Bay, with the potential to interrupt services due to safety.

Parks closed

The following Redlands Coast parks/facilities are closed due to flooding:

  • Regional Park, Capalaba
  • John Frederick’s Park, including greyhound track, rugby and soccer fields, Capalaba
  • Mount Cotton Community Park, Mount Cotton

Roads closed

The following Redlands Coast roads are closed due to flooding:

  • Avalon Road, Sheldon
  • Pitt and Nelson Roads, Wellington Point
  • Tulloch Drive, Wellington Point
  • Redgrove Avenue, Wellington Point
  • Mary Street, Birkdale
  • Serpentine Creek Road, Redland Bay
  • Mary Pleasant Drive, Birkdale
  • Rickertt Road – Ransome/Thorneside
  • Alan Day Drive, Wellington Point
  • Corner of Collingwood and Spoonbill, Birkdale

Remember, if it’s flooded, forget it.

Gurgling toilets

If you hear a gurgling noise in your toilet, it could be due to the volume of water going through the main. Check your overflow relief gully (ORG), located outside your house, is unobstructed.

Redland Local Disaster Management Group stands up in response to intense rainfall


The Redland Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) moved to ‘Stand Up’ status this morning in response to intense rainfall across south-east Queensland, including Redlands Coast.

‘Stand Up’ means that Redland City Council and emergency management officers and resources are mobilised and operational activities have commenced across the city.

This includes operating the Local Disaster Coordination Centre, based at Council’s South Street, Cleveland, Depot. This is also one of Council’s sandbagging sites.

Areas of heavy rain are expected to persist until Sunday.

On Redlands Coast, many catchments are now saturated and there is an increased risk of dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding and even landslides.

A number of local roads are closed due to flooding and residents are urged to avoid these areas. This includes:

  • Allan Day Drive – Wellington Point
  • Pitt Road, Nelson Road, Tulloch Drive and Redgrove Avenue – Birkdale/Wellington Pont
  • Avalon Road, Sheldon
  • Mary Street, Birkdale
  • Rickertt Road – Ransome/Thorneside
  • Collingwood Road – Birkdale

Occupants saved from floodwaters

Occupants of two separate vehicles have been saved from flood water and driving through flooded roads yesterday.

This occurred on Mary Pleasant Drive, Birkdale and Avalon Road, Sheldon.

Remember, if it’s flooded, forget it.

A split second poor decision to risk driving through flooded waters, even in metropolitan areas, can be fatal.

Stormwater manholes lifting

A number of stormwater manholes have lifted across the city.

They are designed to do this when there is excessive water pressure going through the system.

Drive to conditions and be aware of this issue.

Redland City Council crews have worked overnight and continue today to replace the lids or make safe the area through tiger meshing.

If you see a lifted manhole cover please contact Redland City Council on 3829 8999.

Sandbags

Sandbagging stations across the city have been extended until 6pm tomorrow, Sunday 27 February.

Thousands of sandbags have been given out across Redlands Coast today and yesterday.

This morning alone, from 7am-10am, more than 1000 sandbags were provided from Council’s Cleveland South Street depot.

More than 1000 were also provided yesterday from the South Street depot.

Sandbagging stations are open to the community (enclosed shoes must be worn):

  • Council Depot Cleveland, 199-205 South St – today Saturday 26 February until 6pm and Sunday 27 February from 7am to 6pm
  • Council Depot Dunwich: 11-37 Mitchell Cres, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island – open 24/7
  • Council Depot Russell Island: 6 Cambridge Rd, Russell Island – open 24/7
  • Council Depot Macleay Island: 22-24 Scarborough Rd, Macleay Island – open 24/7

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 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:

Be aware of manhole covers on the rise


Some stormwater and sewerage manhole covers are lifting due to the deluge of water coming through the system.

Due to the continuing weather, re-positioning the manhole covers is not possible until the rain subsides.

Council has installed tiger mesh, or where the impact is minimal, installed witches hats.

The streets currently impacted that Council is aware of are:
• Russell Street, Cleveland
• Abelia Street, Alexandra Hills
• Dorsal Drive, Birkdale
• Birkdale Road, Birkdale

Contact Council on 3829 8999 to report issues.

Large fig failure at Empire Vista Park, Ormiston


This morning it was reported that a fig tree in Empire Vista Park, Ormiston had a large structural failure.

Further investigations found the tree had signs of white rot, a wood-decaying fungus, in the internal trunk column. The fungal intrusion along with the recent weather conditions, strong winds, contributed to the failure of the tree.

Due to public safety concerns, council officers have made the difficult decision to remove the tree as the remaining canopy is highly likely to fail.

Clean up work is currently being undertaken and complete removal of the tree will take place in the coming weeks when the conditions are safer.

Council looks forward to working with local community members to replant another suitable species of tree in the coming weeks.

To report fallen or damaged trees on or near Council property call (07) 3829 8999.