With South East Queensland devastated by heavy rainfall and flooding in recent days we stand in solidarity with the rest of our State and echo the sentiments of our Premier, Anna Bligh, that we will join with our fellow Queenslanders to overcome this adversity.
We are relieved to say that this extreme weather event has had a minimal impact on our three sites. In Brisbane QCCC Brookfield is located significantly higher than the flood line. For a few hours in the heaviest of rain on Tuesday 11th the main road into QCCC Brookfield, Gold Creek Road, was cut by a creek in spate but it quickly subsided. QCCC Brookfield is accessible even now as flooding rages down the Brisbane River and has suffered no adverse effects.
Some of the heaviest rain fell over the Sunshine Coast Hinterland where QCCC Mapleton is situated. However Mapleton is high on the Blackall Range and apart from a few hours where water rose above the front gate, the rain water quickly sloughed away down the many creeks that run off the high ground. At all times the Centre was fully accessible from the Mapleton Town Centre and apart from a few quickly dealt with landslips the roads to and along the Blackall Range remained open. The waterfall at QCCC Mapleton was a wonderful sight when in full and powerful flow.