Sandbagging stations activated ahead of more heavy rain

UPDATE @ December 14: Sandbagging stations have reopened across the Gold Coast this morning, for any residents needing to protect their homes or businesses.

It comes as torrential rainfall and damaging winds continue to cause chaos across the city, with thousands of homes without power and local roads flooded.

Council has confirmed sandbagging stations at Pimpama, Bilinga and Burleigh Heads reopened this morning at 6am.


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City of Gold Coast said they will “regularly assess the need for them to remain open.”

The Pimpama station is located at 232 Old Pacific Highway next to the City of Gold Coast Coomera depot

The Bilinga station is located at 46 Boyd St, next to the City of Gold Coast Tugun Depot.

The station at Bureligh Heads is at 61 Hutchison St at the Reedy Creek Waste and Recycling Centre.

Council says there will be signage on site to direct motorists to the sandbagging stations.

The Gold Coast’s Waste and Recycling Centres will remain closed until midday.

EARLIER @ December 13: Council has opened up some of its sandbagging stations on the Gold Coast with more heavy rain set to impact the city in the next 24 hours.

The Gold Coast received a drenching overnight with most suburbs recording in excess of 100 millimetres of rain.

Parts of the Hinterland copped the worst of it with 460mm recorded at Upper Springbrook.

A severe weather warning remains in place with the Bureau warning the worst of the rain is yet to come.

Another 150mm is possible tonight and into tomorrow morning.

Related: Severe Weather Warning as Gold Coast braces for battering

Council has this morning activated its sandbagging stations at Pimpama, Bilinga and Burleigh Heads.

The Pimpama station is located at 232 Old Pacific Highway next to the City of Gold Coast Coomera depot

The Bilinga station is located at 46 Boyd St, next to the City of Gold Coast Tugun Depot.

The station at Bureligh Heads is at 61 Hutchison St at the Reedy Creek Waste and Recycling Centre.

Council says there will be signage on site to direct motorists to the sandbagging stations.

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