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
Calen Church Street
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.