From 1 December 2015, pool fences that do not meet the safety standard may attract on-the-spot fines from $800. To find out if your pool measures up, visit www.qbcc.qld.gov.au
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Sign-up for Council’s severe weather Early Warning Alert Service Clear gutters and downpipes Prepare an emergency kit Identify loose objects in your yard or balcony to secure before storms Be prepared this summer Visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or call Translating and Interpreting Services on 131450 and ask for Brisbane City Council on 07 3403 888
If it’s flooded – FORGET IT Summer in Queensland means storms. Sometimes that means flooded roads. No matter who you are, how late you are, or what vehicle you’re driving, it’s never safe to enter floodwater. Even if it looks calm, no one can predict what flowing water will do or what’s happened underneath. The road might have dropped or washed away. The floodwater may be deeper or faster moving than it appears. What looks safe can quickly escalate into dangerous conditions. Even shallow water can be powerful enough to catch your tyres and sweep you away in a matter of seconds. More than half of the flood-related deaths are the result of driving through flookwaters, so don’t risk it. Stay in control. Start preparing your Plan B now at www.qld.gov.au/floodwatersafety
What is the worst should strike Queensland? Will you be ready? Make sure you have an emergency plan in place for your family, and prepare your home to be storm and flood ready. To help prepare your plan this summer, visit qld.gov.au/getready
Order a green waste recycling bin for your home before 31 October 2015 and save $30 Cleaning up is easier with a green waste recycling bin, and right now if you order your new bin during October, we’ll waive the $30 establishment fee. Your new bin will be just $19.09 a quarter and collected fortnightly from your home. Green waste recycling bins are easy and affordable way to keep your garden tidy. Recycling your lawn clippings, pruning and leaves is good for the environment and ensures that your garden waste is reused as compost and mulch, helping to create a more sustainable, green and clean city. Order now and save. Visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or call Brisbane City Council on (07) 3403 8888.
Make new friends while getting active and healthy. Brisbane City Council offers a range of free or low-cost activities for everyone. Visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/activeandhealthy