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Queensland Government Department of Environment and Science
(Park alerts Brisbane region)

  • Due to the potential for rock fall associated with construction works on private property above the Lower Bellbird track, a section of the walking track will be temporarily closed between Rankins Paddock and the junction of the Ships Stern circuit until further notice, to ensure visitor safety. Affected parks: Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk; Lamington […]
  • The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Partnerships (QPWS&P) will conduct a planned burn on Tuesday 5th until Thursday 7th December (inclusive) as part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for parks and forests. Affected parks: Daisy Hill Conservation Park
  • A fire prohibition is current for protected areas on Mulgumpin, Minjerribah and Teerk Roo Ra (Peel Island) until further notice due to the current weather forecast and increased risk of bushfires. Affected parks: Teerk Roo Ra National Park; Naree Budjong Djara National Park; Minjerribah Recreation Area; Gheebulum Kunungai (Moreton Island) National Park and Moreton Island […]
  • The Gap Creek Falls walking track in Main Range National Park is undergoing maintenance. Affected parks: Main Range National Park
  • City of Gold Coast are undertaking landslip works on Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin Valley requiring intermittent full road closures which will impact access to the Cougal Cascades section of Springbrook National Park. Affected parks: Springbrook National Park

Queensland Government Department of Environment and Science
(Media Releases)

  • Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) is putting campers on notice these school holidays for irresponsible fire behaviour – putting themselves and the environment at risk.
  • The Department of Environment and Science has today filed a restraint order application in the Planning and Environment Court, seeking to halt odour-producing aspects of a Swanbank waste operator's activities to bring relief to the local community.
  • The Department of Environment and Science (DES) is sending a strong reminder that unlawful wildlife activity will not be tolerated in Queensland and could result in the removal of animals, cancellation of wildlife permits, a hefty fine or court appearance.
  • Marine park rangers from Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and researchers from James Cook University (JCU) TropWATER have seen widespread regrowth of seagrass within the Great Sandy Marine Park during recent surveys.
  • Three 80-year-old bombs discovered by rangers in the Bilwon State Forest might’ve been rusted on the outside, but their insides remained as deadly as the day they were manufactured.

Catchment Weather

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  • Thursday: Morning Clouds. Hot. 19 – 36 Friday: Morning Clouds. Warm. 19 – 34 Saturday: Sunny. Warm. 20 – 32
  • Temperature: 27.7°C Dew Point: 20.8°C Relative Humidity: 66% Wind Speed: 7.4km/h Wind Gusts: 13.0km/h Wind Direction: SE Pressure: 1018.1hPa Rain Since 9AM: 0.0mm

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