Photo of Stockland Rockhampton Thursday afternoon
Photo of Stockland Rockhampton Thursday afternoon

Businesses close doors as ex-cyclone Oswald hits region

BUSINESSES across the region have closed their doors as ex-cyclone Oswald hits Central Queensland.

The Bulletin readers have posted the names of businesses they have know are closed today on our facebook page.

The Happy Herb Shop is open, along with City Centre Plaza is open and so is IGA Dean St.

The Bulletin has not confirmed any of these closures.

However, here is a list provided by readers.

  1. Tenpin bowl
  2. Stocklands Rockhampton - confirmed
  3. Sizzler Rockhampton
  4. Illoura Day Care Centre
  5. Shopping Fair and Northside Plaza
  6. Touch Nail and Beauty salon
  7. Mandalay Medical Centre
  8. Connect Hearing
  9. Thozet road servo
  10. CQUniversity
  11. Tropical auto group closed
  12. Nikkita nail and beauty
  13. Vintage Bettie
  14. Haymans
  15. RGS Early learning
  16. Futures Financial
  17. Steve Cooling
  18. St. Peter's school
  19. Little friends childcare
  20. subway yeppoon closed
  21. Windscreen Ambulance is closed
  22. Fashion Diva in Elphinstone St
  23. Barbeques Galore
  24. Paint Place
  25. Kitty mays florist
  26. Lakes Creek Florist
  27. Crazy Joker
  28. Essential Body Approach
  29. Studio Renes hair salon
  30. School's Out Vacation care at Frenchville State School
  31. Goodlife Gym
  32. Nqx depot
  33. Meals on Wheels will not be delivering food until Tuesday, so if your neighbour rely on meals on wheels please take them over some food and maybe check to see they are ok
  34. Insperations paint
  35. Vanilla Musk
  36. Bridal Reflections
  37. Embodi Hair Studio
  38. Beaurepaires Rockhampton
  39.  R n Rna Hair and The Wax Shack
  40. North state hair and beauty
  41. Aussie Rockhampton
  42. Choice on Thozet Rd
  43. Hungry Jacks Southside Dining Room is closed - however, our drive thru appears to still be running
  44. Dean St IGA is now closed (11.25am)
  45. Darren's Asbestos Removal
  46. Mothercare rockhampton
  47. Horseland Rockhampton
  48. Verify Private Wealth is closed, however can be contacted via email and phone.
  49. Pat O'Driscoll Real Estate
  50. Salad bowl 
  51. Rockonia rd store
  52. Can I Wear That in Berserker St
  53. Hastings Rockhampton

The Rockhampton Regional Council has issued a number of notices this morning.

Please be advised that Rockhampton Zoo will be closed today due to the high winds and heavy rain.

Due to flash flooding and heavy rain Council's Customer Service Centres are facing a number of difficulties including low staff levels and problems with power and phone lines.

This may result in long delays on the Customer Service phone line.

Council asks the community to please be patient and to take advantage of the voicemail call back service, where callers are able to leave a name and phone number for a call back and they will not lose their place in the queue.

If you believe your request is not urgent and please consider making contact after this weather event as subsided.

Rockhampton Pound has been closed and animals have been evacuated as precautionary measure. The facility will remain closed over the weekend and Council will advise when it can be reopened.

Due to issues caused by the current weather situation the North Rockhampton and Emu Park Libraries are closed.

Due to health and safety reasons all pools in our Region have now been closed and will remain closed until further notice.

The Rockhampton Region Visitor Centres will be temporarily closed due to current weather conditions.

The Rockhampton Botanic Gardens have been closed.

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