Goondiwindi Natural Heritage & Water Park - Temporary Closure of Waterway
To facilitate Round 7 of the Waterski QLD Southern Regional Water Ski Tournament, the waterway of the Goondiwindi Natural Heritage & Water Park will be temporarily closed from 6:00am to 6:00pm on 24, 25 & 26 March. All other facilities and recreation areas will remain open.
New Water Main – Avon Street, Texas
Council wishes to advise that works commenced on 27 March 2017 on the replacement of a Water Main, on Avon Street, Texas from St John Street to High Street including Wilson Street. Works will continue for approximately 6 to 8 weeks.
Some water and traffic interruptions are expected, Council understands this can be inconvenient and hopes to keep it to a minimal.
GOONDIWINDI TOWN COMMON CLOSED
The Goondiwindi Town Common is closed until further notice due to the recent wet weather and resulting river conditions.
2017 SHOW HOLIDAYS
Inglewood - 17 March
Goondiwindi - 5 May
Texas - 14 August
SWIMMING POOLS END OF SEASON
Residents are advised that the final day that Councils swimming pools will be open to the public for the current season is Friday, 31st March 2017.
For the most up to date information on the conditions and opening/closures of roads across the GRC region, please contact the Department of Transport & Main Roads on 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au.
Welcome to Goondiwindi Regional Council
Covering an area of 19,294 square kms, Goondiwindi Regional Council is home to approximately 10,720 people from Texas in the east to Weengallon in the west.
CAMPERS TAKE CARE
Monday, 20 March 2017
CAMPERS TAKE CARE
Whilst the town of Goondiwindi has had very little rain to speak of, there have been considerable falls of rain in the catchment areas. Last week saw significant falls of rain to the east of Coolmunda Dam that resulted in the dam filling to around 83%.
The weekend saw some significant falls in the Dumaresq and Macintyre River catchments that resulted in moderate flood level peaks at Texas and Yetman.
Based upon these peaks, the BOM have released a warning notice for a flood height up to 8 meters at Boggabilla, which equates to a little more than 7 metres at Goondiwindi. A flood of this level is regarded as moderate and causes little problem to the town however it may present some challenges to properties further west. The biggest concern is the predicted weather forecast in the coming weeks.
“There may be very little rain in and around Goondiwindi but especially people camping on river banks along the river need to be very aware and conscious of what can happen and very quickly” Cr Graeme Scheu explained today. It may also be prudent to remind people about the danger of water on roads “If it is flooded forget it.”
For more updated information, please go to the Bureau of Meteorology website at www.bom.com.au
For further information, please contact:
Councillor Graeme Scheu
Goondiwindi Regional Council
Mobile: 0427 718 877
Pictured: Keetah Bridge Crossing – picture taken at approx. 11:30am on 20/03/17
Pictured: McIntyre Bridge Crossing at Goondiwindi – expecting a flood height of 21-22ft (approx.)