Thornlands – Evacuation

Thornlands – 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 612AM 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.

  • Thornlands Dance Palais
    87  Redland Bay Road, Thornlands
    Ph: 3829 8999
  • Redlands Performing Artc Centre (RPAC)
    2 Middle Street, Cleveland
    Ph: 3829 8999
  • Cleveland Showgrounds
    Edgar Harley Pavillion
    44 – 79 Smith Street, Cleveland
    Ph: 3829 8999
    Lat: -27.3206; Long: 153.1570
  • Redlands Memorial Hall
    44 Smith Street, Cleveland
    Ph: 3829 8999
    Lat: -27.3206; Long: 153.1570
  • Victoria Point Community Hall
    325 Colburn Ave, Victoria Point
    Lat: -27.3206; Long: 153.2921

Redlands 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. The facilities listed below are located closest to this suburb. View the full list of available evacuation sites for mainland Redland City here.

  • Thornlands State School – Hall
    147 – 163 Panorama Drive, Thornlands
    Ph: 3821 8111
    Lat: -27.5487; Long: 153.2614
  • Cleveland State School – Hall
    Cnr Queens and Wynyard Streets, Cleveland
    Ph: 3488 1333
    Lat: -27.5297; Long: 153.2707
  • 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
    274 Colburn Ave, 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 612AM 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 Thornlands area to stay with family or friends outside of the Redlands, the following evacuation routes are recommended:

  • Exit Redland City by travelling west along Boundary Road to the round-about; take the Duncan Road exit toward Sheldon and continue heading west to Mt Cotton Road. Continue along Mt Cotton Road toward Capalaba or turnoff at the intersection of Mt Cotton Road and Broadwater Road toward Burbank.
  • Exit Redland City by travelling south along Redland Bay Road to intersection with Bunker Road, Victoria Point. Turn right and head south-west along Bunker Road which becomes Double Jump Road. Continue along Double Jump Road to the intersection of Mt Cotton Road, turn left and head south along Mt Cotton Road to the intersection with Redland Bay Rd, Cornubia. Turn right and head west along Redland Bay Road through Cornubia toward the M1, Loganholme.
  • Exit Redland City by travelling south along Redland Bay Road through Victoria Point and Redland Bay where the road will turn from south to west and continue along the Redland Bay Road through Cornubia toward the M1, Loganholme.