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14 December 2020

Severe Weather update - Monday December 14, 7am


A Severe Weather Warning remains in place this morning for damaging winds, abnormally high tides, heavy rainfall and dangerous surf conditions on the Gold Coast.

The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted periods of heavy rain could cause localised flooding with the...

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13 December 2020

Waste and Recycling Centres CLOSED - Monday December 14


All City Waste and Recycling Centres and land fill facilities will be closed today (Monday 14 December) to ensure the safety of staff and the community. 

The closures will be reassessed tomorrow.



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Watch and Act: Currumbin and Tallebudgera


Due to heavy rain predicted in the Gold Coast hinterland tonight, properties in the Currumbin and Tallebudgera catchments may be impacted by floodwater in the coming hours.

Monitor the situation closely and if necessary move to higher...

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Severe Weather Event - 13 December 4.30pm


Gold Coasters are being urged to remain vigilant and stay safe in the coming hours as heavy rainfall is forecast this evening.

The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted heavy rain that could cause localised flooding is likely to impact the City...

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Sandbagging stations open


Information current at 9am Sunday 13 December

Our sandbagging stations at Pimpama, Burleigh Heads and Bilinga will be open from 9am

They are located at:

 232 Old Pacific Highway, Pimpama (next...

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Severe Weather Warning - Sunday 13 December, 7am


The Bureau of Meteorology has reported significant rainfall in parts of the Gold Coast Hinterland overnight. 

The Severe Weather Warning for heavy rainfall, damaging winds, abnormally high tides and dangerous surf conditions remains in place.

Some road, including Hardys Road in Bonogin...

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