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About Council

Learn more about the Hinchinbrook Shire Council

Mayor and Councillors

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Citizenship Ceremonies

Hinchinbrook Shire Council Citizenship Ceremonies

Community Events Calendar

A place where you can find and share events that are happening in the Hinchinbrook community.


Local Road Conditions

Council endeavours to keep residents up to date on current road conditions including during disaster and emergency situations.

Signage Definitions 

Road Closed: Means the road is closed to ALL traffic as it is either flooded or damaged.  

Water Over Road: Means that you can proceed with caution, after making your own assessment. Entering the water is at your own risk. 

Always drive to the conditions of the road

When floodwater starts to go down, do not drive over the roads until the road is open again.

Sometimes the road damage is not known until the road is completely dry and is being driven on again, always ensure that you drive carefully on roads that have been reopened because they may still be drying out.

Whilst Council makes all efforts to ensure that information is accurate and up to date, this data is collated from a range of sources and all users should apply discretion and consider the relevance of this information in regards to their own particular circumstances. Residents are reminded to never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. "If It's Flooded, Forget It."

Further information regarding local conditions can be found on the Hinchinbrook Shire Council, Disaster Dashboard.

For information regarding roadworks that Council is undertaking please visit the Roadworks page. The table below is specific to roads closed due to weather events.

Local Roads 

Please note local road condition information will be updated as new developments or changes occur. Scheduled updates will be made during disaster or emergency events. 

Location of Road Nature of Condition Notification Time Details
Allendale Road Road Closed, water over road 11.00am Wednesday 13 March 2019

Allendale Road, Closed. Water over road and washouts.

Capellaris Road, Orient Road Open with Caution, rough surface 11.00am Wednesday 13 March 2019

Capellaris Road, Open with Caution. Rough surface.

Miltons Road, Helens HIll Road Open with Caution, rough surface 11.00am Wednesday 13 March 2019

Miltons Road, Open with Caution. Rough surface. 

Pappins Road, Helens Hill Road Open with Caution, rough surface 11.00am Wednesday 13 March 2019

Pappins Road, Open with Caution. Rough surface. 

State Road Conditions 

For information regarding state roads, please visit the QLD Traffic website or call 131940

QLD Traffic 

For information on the Management of State Roads during floods, please visit the Department of Transport and Main Roads website.

Flooded Roads Map

The Queensland Government Floodwater Safety Initiative has created a Flooded Roads Map which uses real-time data and user reports to give you a picture of the flood-risk for your journey, helping you plan a safer route from A to B. You can also report flooding incidents and share your alternative route suggestions to help other drivers arrive safely.

Flooded Roads Map