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Wild weather hampers Brisbane’s popular CityCat services

Bunker, Jonathan M. (2010) Wild weather hampers Brisbane’s popular CityCat services. AITPM Newsletter, 1110, p. 15.

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Abstract

The heavy rain falls that we have been experiencing have had their impact on the public transport system, especially the ferries. September 2010 was the Brisbane area’s wettest on record, and early to mid October has shaped up much the same. So much so that the South East Queensland’s main water storages, the Wivenhoe and Somerset Dams, which are fed by the Stanley and Brisbane Rivers’ upper catchments, have filled to capacity. SEQ Water consequently released the floodgates on the Wivenhoe Dam for the first time in almost a decade, with bipartisan support of State and Local Governments.

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ID Code: 40860
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: transport engineering, transport planning, public transport, disaster management, ferry
ISSN: 1838-305X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management, Inc.
Deposited On: 23 Mar 2011 12:42
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2011 16:13

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