IF you’re eager to see how plantation roads have fared through the last few months’ heavy rain, it’s best to steer clear and take these photos as evidence.
After copping a drenching recently, road networks throughout SEQ plantations have been severely impacted and will remain closed while repairs are completed.
Locally, crews have been working to restore the roads however the continued rainfall has delayed progress and reopening will be dependent on the weather.
As it stands, Beerburrum, which includes Glasshouse Mountains and everything between Landsborough and Ningi, will remain closed until at least April 8, along with Fraser Coast North and South; Burnett and Downs plantation districts will remain closed for a further week; and Mary Valley (which includes Amamoor, Imbil, Jimna and others) and Passchendaele districts will remain closed until at least the end of May.
HQPlantations is appealing to all recreation users to respect the closures so that safe and responsible access can be restored.
Driving through mud on plantations roads is unlawful and penalties apply with fines for non-compliance ranging from $276 to almost $1,400 under the Forestry Act 1959.
State and local government-managed roads through plantations remain open unless otherwise indicated by road signage or police.
To keep up to date on plantations closures visit www.hqplantations.com.au/closures