New Farm Park and City Botanic Gardens to close
28 January, 2013
Brisbane City Council is closing New Farm Park and the City Botanic Gardens to assess damage from the ongoing severe weather event.
Council will erect signage from tomorrow morning to advise of the closure, however are asking residents to avoid the area in the meantime.
The decision was also made to ensure damage to both parks is minimised, following the high level of rainfall and strong winds of the past few days.
Bikeways, which run through both New Farm Park and the City Botanic Gardens, have also been closed.
These closures are part of a wider Council assessment of the city’s parks, with Council working to ensure parks are restored as quickly as possible.
Council is asking residents to be patient with any disruptions while Council focuses on assessing damage.
Residents are also encouraged to report any damaged parks to Brisbane City Council via Council’s Contact Centre on 07 3403 8888.
For wet weather related issues outside your property such as blocked stormwater drains, contact Council on 07 3403 8888.
For up to date information on road conditions, visit www.131940.qld.gov.au or phone 13 19 40.
For emergency flood or storm assistance, contact the SES on 132 500.
To sign up to the Brisbane Early Warning Alert Service, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or phone Council on 3403 8888.