Heavy rainfall closes all plantation forests

HQPlantations has closed all plantation forests from Central Queensland to the NSW border to public access due to a substantial amount of rain falling in most areas over the past week, with more rainfall predicted.

This includes all the plantation forests in the Glasshouse Mountains region.

Wash outs after rain make roads dangerous

HQPlantations is appealing to all recreation users to respect these closures so that safe and responsible access to the plantations can be restored as soon as possible.

Damage to the forest road network can be extensive when conditions are this wet, leading to this current closure. The situation will be reassessed on Thursday 2 December 2021.

Updates can be found on the HQPlantations website www.hqplantations.com.au/closures

Plantation forest closures fall under the Forestry Act 1959 and can be enforced by police, QPWS rangers and plantation officers. Fines for non-compliance currently range from $276 to almost $1,400.

People are reminded that driving through mud on plantations roads at any time is also unlawful and penalties apply.

State and local government-managed roads through plantations remain open unless otherwise indicated by road signage or police.

Enquiries can be directed to information@hqplantations.com.au or the nearest HQPlantations office, phone numbers are available on the website or by calling Head Office on 3882 8240.