Council establishes new free sand and sand bag site

Date published: 2 February 2019

Townsville City Council has established a new site to collect free sand and sand bags at the Ridge Drive shops carpark in Alice River – near the Rupertswood general store.

Council crews have also replenished sand and sandbags at the following sites:

  • Cnr Bentley & Nome Rd
  • Cnr Mt Low Parkway and Bruce Hwy
  • Dalrymple Road Depot Car Park
  • Cranbrook Depot Car Park
  • Wulguru Community Centre
  • Bicentennial Park Car Park
  • Leichardt St Carpark
  • PCYC Rasmussen
  • Lou Litster Park
  • Pallarenda Boat Ramp
  • Bushland Beach Boat Ramp
  • Yabulu Mobile Garage

Residents are asked not to visit Bamford Lane Depot for sand bags. Council crews are using the area to fill sand bags for emergency deployment.

For more information about the weather event, road closures and flood warnings, residents should visit Council’s Emergency Management Dashboard at