The Buderim and Caloundra resource recovery centres are temporarily closed as a result of damage sustained during Sunday’s storm that swept through parts of the Sunshine Coast.
Sunshine Coast Council Local Disaster Management Group Coordinator Tom Jamieson said the centres were closed to ensure staff and customer safety.
“Large trees and debris are blocking the entrances and power lines were brought down near the entrance to the Caloundra site,” Mr Tom Jamieson said.
“We are working hard to reopen these sites as quickly as possible and will resume normal operations as soon as it is safe to do so.
“In the meantime, we ask the community to please avoid these locations,” he said.
“We expect both sites to re-open on Monday and we thank the community for their patience while we make the areas safe.”
Sunshine Coat Council and the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services have worked with residents to provide emergency accommodation for those who were displaced
Follow Sunshine Coast Council’s Facebook page for updates on when the centres will re-open.
Mr Tom Jamieson said the storm brought many trees down and council crews were working to address priority areas.
If you have an emergency, always call Triple Zero (000).
For assistance relating to your own property, please call the State Emergency Service on 132 500.
To report damage to council property please lodge an e-request by visiting council’s website at www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or download council’s app from the app store of Google Play. To report an urgent matter to council call (07) 5475 7272 or 1300 007 272.