Mount Cotton – Evacuation

Mount Cotton – Evacuation

Evacuation Information

The first preference is for people to ‘shelter-in-place’ – stay where you are. Evacuations should only occur when the risk of sheltering in place is greater than the risk associated with leaving and moving to a place of lower risk.

Evacuation Centres/Assembly Areas/Helicopter Landing Sites

Evacuation Centres will be opened as demand requires. Information relating to the opening of Evacuation Centres will be announced via our information sources – please tune in to local radio ABC 612 AM and Bay FM 100.3 and follow updates on the Redland City Council news site, Twitter and Facebook.

For information relating to current evacuations, please contact Redland City Council on 3829 8999.

The Evacuation Centres are the primary assembly areas during a disaster and will often have an oval or parkland nearby for a helicopter landing site that provide quick access to the Evacuation Centre. Accordingly, latitude and longitude information has been provided for the Evacuation Centres that have adjoining land size suitable to accommodate a helicopter landing site.

Evacuation Centres

  • Redland Bay Community Hall
    7-9 Weinam Street, Redland Bay
    Ph: 3829 8999
    Redland Bay Parkland (behind Community Hall)
    Lat: -27.6149 Long: 153.3066
  • Victoria Point Community Hall
    200 Link Road, Victoria Point
    Ph: 3829 8999
    Lat: -27.5844 Long: 153.2921
  • Capalaba Place
    16-20 Noeleen Street, Capalaba
    Ph: 3829 8999

Redland City Council and the Department of Education, Training and Employment have established a Memorandum of Understanding to allow suitable public school facilities to be used as evacuation centres during disasters. The facilities listed below are located closest to this suburb. View the full list of available evacuation sites for mainland Redland City here.

  • Redland Bay State School – Hall
    125 Gordon Road, Redland Bay
    Ph: 3479 4222
    Lat: -27.6203 Long: 153.2907
  • Mount Cotton State School – Hall
    1246 Mt Cotton Road, Mount Cotton
    Ph: 3822 0444
    Lat: -27.6213 Long: 153.2356
  • Thornlands State School – Hall
    147 Panorama Drive, Thornlands
    Ph: 3821 8111
    Lat: -27.5487 Long: 153.2614
  • Victoria Point State High School – Student Centre – Hall
    93-131 Benfer Road, Victoria Point
    Ph: 3820 5888
    Lat: -27.5924 Long: 153.2852
  • Victoria Point State School – Hall
    School Road, Victoria Point
    Ph: 3820 5666
    Lat: -27.5825 Long: 153.2961

Evacuation Routes

If you need to evacuate, it is recommended that you seek shelter with family or friends in the first instance. If these options are not available to you, we will establish crises accommodation in the form of Evacuation Centres or another appropriate means of short-term accommodation. When evacuating from your home, your chosen evacuation route should always be the most direct and safest route available, be aware of possible localised flooding.

Please tune in to ABC 612 AM and Bay FM 100.3 for warnings of road closures and follow updates on the Redland City Council news site, Twitter and Facebook.

Remember: If it’s flooded, forget it!

 

If you are evacuating the Mount Cotton area to stay with family or friends outside of the Redlands, the following evacuation routes are recommended:

  • From the Ridgewood Downs Estate and Mount Cotton Village (Valley Way) travel south along Mount Cotton Road to the intersection of Redland Bay Road, Cornubia; then travel west along Redland Bay Road toward the M1, Loganholme.
  • From the Woodlands Drive intersection with Mount Cotton Road travel north-west along Mount Cotton Road toward Capalaba or turnoff at the intersect of Mount Cotton Road and Mount Gravatt Capalaba Road toward Burbank.
  • From south of Karreman Quarries, travel south along West Mount Cotton Road to the intersection of California Creek Road and head west to the intersection of Redland Bay Road and continue to the M1, Loganholme.
  • From Karreman Quarries head north along West Mount Cotton Road to the intersection of Mount Cotton Road and head north-west along Mount Cotton Road toward Capalaba or turnoff at the intersection of Mount Cotton Road and Broadwater Road toward Burbank.