Emergency sand stockpiles
There are 14 temporary emergency sand stockpiles located across the region.
These sites are for residents to obtain sand for emergency use only, such as protecting a property from flooding in the event of a natural disaster.
Sand stockpiles are located at:
|Armstrong Beach||Rural Fire Brigade Shed|
|Campwin Beach||SES Facility, 103 Campwin Beach Road|
|Finch Hatton||SES Facility, 17 Letchford Street|
|Grasstree Beach||40 Zelma Street|
|Midge Point||SES Facility - 1503 Midge Point Road|
|Mirani||Corner of Victoria and Augusta streets|
|North Mackay||Norris Road reserve (PCYC end)|
|Sarina||Sarina Darts Hall, Hoey Street|
|Seaforth||Palm Avenue – Tennis courts (Across from Seaforth Bowls Club)|
|South Mackay||BB Print Stadium Mackay overflow car park on Leisure Street|
|West Mackay||Hume Street|
|West Mackay||374 Shakespeare Street (beside 122 Army Cadet premises)|
Residents are required to take along a shovel and their own sandbags.
Hessian or poly-weave sandbags may be purchased from most hardware stores.
There are alternative options in creating your own sandbags. Watch the video below, kindly provided by the Mackay Regional SES Unit.