Lacey's Creek, SEQLD

To: Andrew Stafford <>
Subject: Lacey's Creek, SEQLD
From: Chris <>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2012 18:18:17 +1000
Thanks Andrew, that's encouraging. The water would have been up to my bonnet 
which I've not seen there before. Maybe the road is no different and there was 
just a lot more water than usual? Regardless, last weekend it was impassable 
and as you say, hopefully this won't last long.


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On 05/04/2012, at 17:01, Andrew Stafford <> wrote:

> Hi Chris
> Thanks for the update on Lacey's Creek. I have made two trips up there this 
> year in a small 1988 Pulsar hatch, so the recent closure certainly isn't a 
> result of the 2010 floods! In fact, on my earlier trip in January the road 
> was beautifully graded; I've never got up that hill so easily. Later that 
> month there was very, very heavy rain, but that didn't stop me making a 
> second visit in mid-February. On that occasion the creek crossing had to be 
> negotiated much more carefully, but that was mainly due to rocks, rather than 
> water over the road. The incline up to the ridge was still quite easy, with 
> no major ruts, potholes or washouts. I'm not sure what's caused the most 
> recent damage you speak of, but I presume it was probably the heavy rain 
> earlier in March that impacted most heavily on the Sunshine Coast and 
> hinterlands.
> It's certainly one of the better areas of vine scrub/rainforest close to 
> Brisbane, so hopefully the crossing will be fixed up soon. For the sake of 
> local residents, I'd be optimistic it won't be closed for long.
> Andrew

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