Forests closed to public after heavy rain

Plantation forests across Glasshouse Country have been closed to the public following a drenching over recent months, with people warned they face fines for entering those areas.

HQPlantations announced on Friday that forests from Bundaberg to the NSW border had been closed following “cumulative rainfall and wet road conditions”.

It will reassess the condition of the roads in the coming days.

“Damage to the road network can be extensive when conditions are this wet,” it wrote in a statement.

“A period of sustained dry weather will be required before plantations roads can be traversed safely and without causing further damage.”

Recreation users face fines of up to $1,400 for failing to comply with the closures, with HQPlantations saying it hoped usage could be restored as soon as possible.

A full list of closures can be found here.