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Multiple water interruptions planned for Gold Coast suburbs today

There are a number of planned water interruptions across the Gold Coast today, as council carries out work.

Residents in Commodore Drive, Surfers Paradise may experience water interruptions between 9.00am and 2.00pm.

Council is carrying out a water shutdown, to perform ‘sewer work’.

Meantime, Norfolk Avenue residents may also experience some issues, with a water main replacement underway.

Interruptions could also occur between 9.00am and 2.00pm.

Council will also carry out a water main shutdown in Ormeau today, which could affect resident along Goldmine Road between those same hours.

For more information about upcoming water outages on the Gold Coast, click here.

Police

Qld Police will issue on the spot fines to those breaking govt directives

Queensland Police will have no problem issuing on the spot fines to those who are caught breaking social distancing measures.

Yesterday the Prime Minister Scott Morrison introduced further measures, limiting outdoor gatherings to no more than two people.

Under the direction, homeowners or persons in control of a residence must not allow more than ten people to be present at the residence at any one time.

Police officers can now issue on the spot fines for any breaches of the Chief Health Officer’s directions, to support community efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

If a person does not comply with quarantine directions, penalties of up to $13,345 for individuals and $66,672.50 for corporations may apply.

Officers can also issue on the spot fines of $1334.50 for individuals and $6,672.50 for corporations which fail to abide by the health directions.

Queensland Police have already carried out 71 compliance visits relating to self-quarantine notices.

So far, no breaches have been detected over the last two days, though compliance checks will continue.

Over 3,000 business checks have happened as well, to make sure that non-essential businesses are adhering to the closure directions.

No breaches have been detected.

Construction Site

Jobs on the way for Gold Coast construction workers

Gold Coast tradies can rest assured that the construction industry will remain alive and well, in the midst of the coronavirus.

Queensland’s Transport Minister has weighed in on the matter this morning, especially in relation to the vital upgrades happening on the M1.

Work is almost finished on the upgrades between, with the on ramp at exit 85 now open to traffic.

The stretch between Varsity Lakes to Mudgeeraba will soon wrap up, before construction on the next stretch between Varsity Lakes and Tugun begins which will mean hundreds of jobs for Gold Coasters.

There were concerns that in a total lockdown, construction jobs could be lost, though Transport Minister Mark Bailey told myGC it just won’t happen.

“It’s a really tough time for people with the coronavirus crisis, with a lot of jobs lost, but the good news is the next M1 upgrade, which is 5 times the size of the one we’ve just completed now, will start in the coming months, and that will mean hundreds of jobs on the Gold Coast.

“Construction is an essential industry. It’s also low risk, in terms of coronavirus.

“So M1 motorists will not only see the opening of this M1 upgrade, they’ll see the next – much bigger one – start from Varsity Lakes to Tugun by mid year, and that means hundreds more jobs.

“Construction is considered an essential industry by the federal government, and so construction is absolutely critical to continue.

“It’s low risk – with provisions there in terms of health and hygiene and those sorts of things.

“So M1 motorists will continue to see these upgrades happen under the Palaszczuk Government,” Minister Bailey said.

 

Two men found dead in massive house fire, Gold Coast

UPDATE @ 6.00AM | Queensland Police have confirmed that two men have died in a house fire in Tallebudgera Valley last night.

A 26-year-old and a 63-year-old were located deceased at the scene, and the house was completely destroyed.

A crime scene has been established and investigations are continuing.

EARLIER @ 5.45PM | A major incident is unfolding at a home in the Gold Coast Hinterland this afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to a house on Nancol Drive in Tallebudgera Valley just after 4.00pm on Wednesday, following reports of a massive blaze.

A Queensland Fire and Rescue spokesperson told myGC explosions were heard before the house burst into flames.

Seven fire trucks, paramedics and police rushed to the property, with investigations into the incident continuing.

It’s understood two people, believed to be father and son, were found dead at the scene.

A crime scene has been set up, while a search of the area is also underway.

A Queensland Police spokesperson confirmed they’re currently working to contact family members.

The blaze has since been extinguished.

No further information is available at this time.

Tap Water

Multiple water interruptions planned for Gold Coast suburbs today

There are a number of water interruptions for various Gold Coast suburbs today, due to council works.

An unplanned water repair took place in Mudgeeraba this morning, affecting Old Coach Road, Wallandra Street, Chinchilla Street and some surrounding streets.

It should have wrapped up before 7.00am.

Planned water interruptions today may affect residents in Ormeau Hills, Hope Island, Ashmore and Robina.

River Run Circuit in Ormeau Hills could experience water issues between 9.00am and 2.00pm while crews work to replace a broken water valve.

Watermain works for a new development is happening in Hope Island, with Palladium Boulevard and Rhodium Crescent to be affected throughout the day.

In Ashmore, Sweetgum Street and Parasol Street could be affected between 9.00am and 2.00pm, due to a water main replacement in the area.

And for Robina, Medinde Court, Kilburn Street and Kingsgrove Street may have some problems within that same time frame, with leak detection testing underway.