2017-10 - Plant Export Operations – Severe weather in South East Queensland update

30 March 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this Industry Advice Notice (IAN) is to notify Department of Agriculture and Water Resources clients and stakeholders of office closures in the South East Queensland region resulting from ex-tropical cyclone Debbie.

Summary of key points

  • The department’s Mackay office remains closed following the cyclone.
  • The department’s Gladstone, Bundaberg and Toowoomba offices are now also closed.
  • All staff in Brisbane will be sent home by 12pm on 30 March 2017, with the exception of essential airport operational staff at Brisbane and Coolangatta.
  • The department expects offices to be open again on 31 March 2017 and will provide updated advice if there are any changes.

Background

Central to South East Queensland is experiencing a severe weather event as a result of ex-tropical cyclone Debbie.

The Mackay office remains closed following the cyclone and the department has now also closed the Gladstone, Bundaberg and Toowoomba offices.

Following the advice of Queensland Fire and Emergency Services all staff in Brisbane will be sent home by 12pm (1pm AEDT) on 30 March 2017, this is with the exception of essential airport operational staff at Brisbane and Coolangatta where minimum staff will continue to process incoming passengers as those airports remain open.

The department expect offices to be open again 31 March 2017 and will update if there are changes to this advice.

Contact information

If you have any questions regarding this IAN please call: 1800 900 090.

 

Dr Chris Parker
Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations Branch

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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