Plantation Closure Due to Extreme Weather Event

Plantation Closure Due to Extreme Weather Event
Mt Beerwah - image courtesy Neil Innis

Please note that the Beerburrum forestry areas will be closed for public access this weekend due to a possible extreme weather event. HQ Plantations have kindly asked for us to respect the closure:

Please be aware we have closed public access to forest plantations due to expected extreme heavy rainfall events being forecast for the south east Queensland over the next few days. The affected plantation areas include the Beerburrum,  Fraser Coast, Elliott River, Mary Valley, Jimna, Yarraman, Pechey-Esk and Passchendaele areas.

The plantations will be closed to all access unless specifically approved over the weekend 4 and 5 June 2016.

Due to the localised and heavy nature of rainfall events many of the plantation roads and tracks may be subject to flooding and may be damaged creating a serious risk to people attempting to use them. The potential for rapid rises of streams and waterways from heavy rainfall in the plantation areas is high increasing the risk to life and property.

HQPlantations  is appealing to the public to respect this closure so that safe and responsible access to the plantations can be restored to the public as soon as possible.

For further information and enquiries please visit the HQ Plantations Website.

Update

The Beerburrum (Glasshouse Mountains) plantation remains closed for further assessment:

Please note that the Beerburrum Plantation (which includes Glasshouse Mountains, Bribie Island and Bribie Logging Area) remains closed today and tomorrow (Monday 6 June and Tuesday 7 June) to allow a full assessment of the impacts of the weather to be undertaken particularly with regard to public safety, with an update on public access expected on Wednesday.