Update: City of Moreton Bay severe weather and flooding recovery

Published 31 January 2024

Attributed to Mayor Peter Flannery

City of Moreton Bay, the Queensland Government and support agencies are now in recovery mode following yesterday’s severe weather event.

There was limited rain over night and the Bureau of Meteorology has cancelled the severe weather warning.

I have attended some impacted sites including Bray Park, Samford and  Centenary Lakes and today visited the Murrumba Downs SES with the Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Queensland Premier Steven Miles, Morayfield MP and Queensland Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services Mark Ryan, Pine Rivers MP and Minister for Fire and Disaster Recovery and Minister for Corrective Services Nikki Boyd , Senator Murray Watt, Senator for Queensland Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and Minister for Emergency Management and QPS Deputy Commissioner Shane Chelepy.

We continue to work with the Queensland Reconstruction Authority for the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangement to be enacted.

We have received confirmation of personal hardship assistance available to flood affected Bray Park residents from the State Government.

Eligible Bray Park residents can apply for Personal Hardship Assistance grants, with $180 for individuals and up to $900 for a family of five or more available to cover the costs of essentials such as food, clothing and medicine.

Community Recovery Outreach teams will be progressively visiting impacted areas to provide recovery information and support however residents can also reach out for assistance directly through the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349.

We are urging residents to go to www.qld.gov.au/disasterhelp or call the 24-hour Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349 for up-to-date information about disaster support and recovery.

Evacuation centres have now closed.

We are urging people who have been impacted or still need support or help, to contact the Council’s Call Centre on (07) 3205 0555 and ask for help - if we can provide it we will. We need to know who, and where, people have been impacted to respond promptly and efficiently.

I advise people to continue to keep a watch on the Disaster Dashboard. This will provide details to help residents impacted by this event, support those in financial hardship from this event, and provide information about any Community Recovery Hubs when they are established.

Waste collection to some areas will be delayed until the roads are open and there is safe access for the trucks. Details here: https://www.facebook.com/MoretonBayCouncil/posts/pfbid0fFFFCjVLr4tx48wz8Bw6B77zVyT69odX813Km2vaVvhkLyLhFA29jMDZgahk6nMRl

Continue to drive with caution when on the roads; there may still be debris, landslips or other obstructions and continue to stay out of water on roads.

Go to our Disaster Recovery webpage for information and advice about recovery.

I welcome the support across the community who have banded together to help one another as well as the broader support we have received.

City of Moreton Bay is a special community, and we are resilient. As a Council we’ll continue to support those who have gone through this devastating and severe flood event.