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Severe Weather Threat

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Heavy rainfall and damaging winds for South East Queensland as ex-TC Debbie makes her presence felt.

We are currently under a Severe Weather Warning for destructive winds and heavy rainfall as well as a Flood watch.

Mayor Allan Sutherland said current weather predictions showed heavy rainfall in excess of 200mm could be experienced in parts the Moreton Bay Region today, particularly later in the evening and into Friday.

“In the event of severe weather, stay indoors and please limit all non-essential travel. Remember: if it’s flooded, forget it.” Mayor Sutherland said.

“Council will work closely with the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) and emergency services to closely monitor the impacts of predicted severe weather.

“Monitor any local impacts by keeping an eye on BoM’s weather warnings, radar images and rainfall gauges, which can be viewed on BoM’s website.

“Roads and drainage crews and the SES will be on standby to monitor any potential impacts.”

Weather warnings

Stay tuned to local media outlets for the latest weather updates, and visit BoM’s website to monitor your local conditions, including weather radar images, rainfall gauge and river height information: http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/

Sandbag locations

Sandbags will not stop flood waters entirely. However, suitable placement of correctly filled bags may reduce the amount of water that enters your property.

Sandbag locations in the region include:

  • Arana Hills – Arana Hills SES, 2 Pine Hills Drive (off Jinker Track), Arana Hills;
  • Beachmere – Rogers Street Sports Ground, Rogers Street, Beachmere;
  • Bribie Island – Bribie Island SES, 208-224 First Avenue, Bribie Island;
  • Caboolture – Caboolture Council Depot Car Park (opposite depot), Commercial Drive at Machinery Parade intersection, Caboolture;
  • Deception Bay – Deception Bay Council Depot carpark, Old Bay Road, Deception Bay;
  • Elimbah – Opposite the church in the median strip, Coronation Drive, Elimbah;
  • Margate – Opposite Council Depot, Jull Street, Margate;
  • Narangba – Oakey Flat Road, Between Raynbird Road roundabout and Sovereign Drive roundabout, Narangba;
  • Petrie – Petrie SES, 3 Woonara Drive, Petrie;
  • Toorbul – Toorbul Community and Sports Centre/Toorbul and Donnybrook Pensioners Club, 1774 Pumicestone Road, Toorbul;
  • Woodford – Woodford Council Depot, Mary Street, Woodford;
  • Woodford – Woodford Memorial Hall (rear car park), 109 Archer Street, Woodford.

For more information about sand bagging visit Council’s website – Sandbags

Road conditions

Road closures are updated frequently during major weather events. For a list of current known road closures in the region, visit Council’s website – Road Closures

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Chermside Road, Mango Hill, already submerged.

SES assistance

For emergency assistance with damage resulting from heavy rain, contact the SES on 132 500.

MoretonAlert

Local residents and businesses can register to receive free alerts about severe weather and flash-flooding events via text or voice message and e-mail.  Register online at MoretonAlert or call council on (07) 3205 0555.

Flood maps

Council encourages people to be aware of the potential impact of heavy rainfall around their property. Flood maps are available for download from Council’s website – Floodcheck with handy hints on how to be storm-ready.

30/03/2017 |

Ex Tropical Cyclone Debbie – Severe Weather Warning Issued

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Severe Weather Warning for Damaging Winds and Heavy Rainfall

IDQ20032 – Bureau of Meteorology – Queensland Regional Office

For people in the Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett, Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Southeast Coast and parts of the Central West and Maranoa and Warrego Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:58 am Wednesday, 29 March 2017.

Heavy rain and damaging wind gusts are currently affecting the Central Coast and Whitsundays and Central Highlands and Coalfields districts, slowly extending southwards.

Synoptic Situation:

At 11am EST Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie was located over inland central Queensland about 130 kilometres west-northwest of Moranbah. The system is expected to continue moving southwards over the central interior of the state today before tracking southeastwards during Thursday.

Impacts:

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie will continue to generate areas of very heavy rain over the Central Coast and Whitsundays and Central Highlands and Coalfields districts today. Currently the heaviest rainfall is occurring over the areas between inland from Mackay. A seperate Severe Thunderstorm Warning is current for heavy rainfall for areas over the Central Coast district. Widespread daily rainfall totals of 150 to 250 mm are expected, with significantly higher totals possible locally. This rainfall will likely be very intense at times, leading to a risk of localised flash flooding. Locations that may be affected include Mackay, Sarina, Carmila, Yeppoon, Moranbah, Clermont, Emerald, Springsure and Rolleston.

The focus for heavy rain will then shift south and extend into the southeastern quarter of the state during Thursday, with further daily rainfall totals in excess of 200mm possible.

This rainfall is likely to lead to major river flooding over a broad area this week, and a Flood Watch is current for coastal catchments between Ayr and the New South Wales border, extending inland to parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Maranoa and Warrego, and Darling Downs and Granite Belt forecast districts.

Damaging winds, with peak gusts of around 100km/h, are occurring in the warning area, particularly about the coast and islands and also over higher ground inland. Currently the strongest wind gusts are affecting areas north of about Emerald to St Lawrence though the possibility of damaging wind gusts should shift to the remaining warning area as Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie tracks south southeastwards tonight. Into Thursday the focus for damaging wind gusts will likely shift to the Capricornia coast and then possibly to the remaining coast near and south of Fraser Island during Thursday afternoon and evening.

Water levels on the high tide could exceed the highest tide of the year, but not exceed warning criteria. Therefore the warning for abnormally high tide is cancelled.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it’s flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 pm AEST Wednesday.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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29/03/2017 |

Intersection upgrade for Bonnet Parade gets the go ahead!

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Works to upgrade the Bonnet Hill intersection onto Mango Hill Boulevard have been now been completed!

The Big Local team made Moreton Bay Regional Council aware of safety concerns with the stop sign and the linemarking placement on Bonnet Parade, leading onto Mango Hill Boulevard shortly after the start of the school year.

Division 4 Councillor Julie Greer thanked the local community for bringing their feedback to council’s attention, regarding the intersection of Bonnet Parade and Mango Hill Boulevard, which council worked to address as quickly as possible.

She issued this statement: “Crews will attend the site as soon as possible once the current wet weather clears and move the line marking forward, closer to the intersection, to improve visibility,” Cr Greer said.

“After further reviewing the intersection and motorists’ movements, Council will also replace the stop sign with a give-way sign and associated line markings, to safely improve traffic flow through the intersection.

“Alike all roads across the region, council will continue to monitor traffic movements in this area into the future.”

All works have now been completed since the statement was issued.

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16/03/2017 |

Mango Hill now split between electorates Bancroft and Murrumba

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Mango Hill Electorate Polling Booth

The Mango Hill Progress Association will, from the next State Election, have two members of the Qld Legislature to make representations to on local issues.

The southern and eastern communities of Mango Hill (Halpine Lake, Capestone and the Mango Hill Estate will remain in the modified electorate of Murrumba, to be contested by Steven Miles MP, whilst The Mango Hill Village will move into the new electorate of Bancroft, to be contested by Chris Whiting MP, joining up with North Lakes residents and north to the Caboolture River and including the suburbs of Burpengary & Morayfield, east of the Bruce Highway.

Formed out of the burgeoning seat of Murrumba, the new Electorate of Bancroft is named after Mr Joseph Bancroft, a well-known Doctor who lived in Deception Bay towards the end of the 1800’s.

Mango Hill Electorate Polling Station

Dual Polling Booth Sought for Mango Hill

The Mango Hill Progress Association has written to the Electoral Commission of Qld to advocate for a Dual Polling Booth for the Mango Hill Community Centre given that a great number of residents from south and east of Anzac Ave (including Griffin) have voted at the Mango Hill Community Centre since it was established in 1990.

A Dual Polling Booth will allow electors from both Bancroft and Murrumba the opportunity to vote at a centre they have known for many years, while avoiding the frustration and delay of standing in line to lodge an Absentee Vote or being directed to another Polling Booth.

10/03/2017 |

Women’s health and wellbeing is a priority in our Community!

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To celebrate International Women’s Day 2017, Snap Fitness are giving away a fitness pack especially for the ladies!!

You could WIN* a 6 month gym membership for you and your daughter (or best gal pal), $400 worth of Personal Trainer sessions ($200 worth each) plus a Gift Pack each! Entry is quick and easy! Good luck!!

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Did you know that Snap Fitness North Lakes is run by Club Manager Nic Storer? She has managed the gym for the last two and a half years. Nic is an active member of our Community. As a single mum of two, she regularly takes part in Community events as well as sporting activities including tennis, mountain climbing, bike riding, kayaking and she is currently training for a women’s triathlon! On top of all of that she is currently studying for a degree in business, doing a double major in management and finance.

 

 

Nic does a fantastic job in ensuring the club is a friendly, welcoming place for women to feel comfortable to attend, go and check it out for yourself!

 

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08/03/2017 |
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