The Sandgate and Bracken Ridge Action Group or SANDBAG, recently partnered with QPS to assist residents who are still struggling to recover from the impact of February’s extreme weather event.
On 14 May 2022, officers were in attendance at the flood recovery at Sandgate along with members of SANDBAG, local churches, schools, libraries, Red Cross and other community groups. The event was meant to help residents, particularly the most vulnerable members of the community, who are still reeling from the effects of the February floods.
The police also visited a Deagon resident who shares the same experience as other vulnerable residents affected by the flood. Many are unable to move forward with their recovery due to lack of or limited assistance from their insurance companies or limited access to support services.
Her home still has no power or hot water and she is still waiting for her insurance company to take action on her claims.
SANDBAG or Sandgate and Bracken Ridge Action Group is an independent community-based organisation that has been working within the Brisbane North Community for almost three decades now.
The not-for-profit organisation connects communities with support activities, programs and services.
For residents who have been affected by the recent floods, or if you are in need of help or are just interested in being involved, may contact SANDBAG via email at email@example.com, or visit their website here.
Their centres are located at 153 Rainbow Street, Sandgate 4017 (Sandgate Community Centre) and at 77 Bracken Street, Bracken Ridge 4017 (Bracken Ridge Community Hub). The group conducts meetings on the first, second and fourth Tuesday of every month.