With the worst of the wet weather leaving the region and the sun shining again, the Sunshine Coast is open for business and business events.
Over the weekend, the region experienced wet and windy conditions and some localised flooding as a direct result of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald.
Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd (SCDL) CEO, Steve Cooper said, “Bookings were affected over the weekend with cancellations due to the weather and power outages affecting some business trade, but overall there has been limited major infrastructure damage.
“This wet weather follows what has been a hot, dry summer for most of Australia and the Sunshine Coast region has been cleaning up today with the majority of tourism businesses open and operational.”
As of yesterday, (Tuesday 29 January) the Sunshine Coast Airport is open and trains are operating from Brisbane to Caboolture and buses from Caboolture to the Sunshine Coast.The Bruce Highway from Brisbane to Sunshine Coast is also open.
Beaches in the area closed as a precaution due to surf conditions and the Hinterland area is experiencing some disruptions due to power being restored by and clean up with tree debris.
SCDL is working with Tourism Events Queensland, the Sunshine Coast tourism industry, government and other stakeholders on strategies to assist affected tourism businesses in getting back on their feet.
Tourism operators seeking assistance and support can find out more by clicking here. (and click on natural disaster assistance programs).
SCDL encourage all visitors to take note of safety messages and advice from local authorities. People should contact their travel agent, airline, accommodation, attraction or tour provider directly if concerned about a current booking.
For the latest emergency, weather and travel information including road closures click here.