UPDATE: Below is the updated wrap-up of the regions affected by the flooding.

 

Darling Downs

The bodies of two male farmhands found in floodwater near Gatton. The Lockyer Valley is in clean-up mode. 

Warwick

Twenty homes were inundated but the town is now cleaning up.

Rockhampton

The flood peak has been revised and it is forecast the Fitzroy River will peak on Friday afternoon or evening.

The 8.5 metre peak is expected to hold for 24-36 hours and affect 1100 properties.

The airport will be open but the strip will be reduced.

The Bruce Highway at the Yeppen Floodplain will probably be cut off. 

Brisbane

Water use increased on Wednesday despite a plea from government to save water due to high turbidity levels.

However, the Mount Crosby Water Treatment Plant is producing 240 millilitres of water a day, enough water for normal requirements.

Some suburbs are still at risk of diminishing water supply. 

Bundaberg

The Burnett River peaked at 9.53 metres on Tuesday night and the water is expected to recede slowly.

Two-thousand homes have been affected with 1000 are uninhabitable and 300 businesses have also been affected.

More than 200 Australian Defence Force personnel were deployed to the area on Wednesday afternoon. Helicopters flying in supplies to inland communities.

Gympie

Three people, aged 14, 16 and 25, have been arrested in relation to looting from flood-stricken properties.

At Manar Tourist Park, north-west of Kingaroy, 250 campers are expected to remain isolated for three or four days. Food drops are being organised.

Gladstone

The Bundaberg-to-Gladstone pipeline north of Bundaberg has ruptured and caused a gas leak.

Authorities are working to get ports open in Central Queensland and at the moment the Gladstone Port is operating during daylight hours.

Maryborough

Still experiencing major flooding with 725 homes affected and 200 homes uninhabitable.

Twelve houses were destroyed in Burrum Heads and 100 CBD businesses were inundated. 

Ipswich/Somerset

Thirty-six Ipswich businesses and homes have been affected and 250 homes in the Somerset Region have been affected. Some small areas will be isolated for days.

 

EARLIER: Premier Campbell Newman says Queenslanders are already showing "guts and determination" as they began to recover from the 2013 disaster.

Speaking in the most devastated region of Bundaberg, he urged those who escaped flood damage to pitch in and help their communities get back on track.

Mr Newman also urged mayors to use their critical leadership positions to mobilise their areas to begin recovery.

"Friends, neighbours, relatives, the person down the street, the little old lady you say hi to on the way to the bus, we've got reach out and help," he said.

"It's incredible to see the spirit of Queenslanders out on the streets of cities and towns as they grapple with what is a big crisis indeed."

The Burnett River at Bundaberg hit a peak of 9.5m resulting in about 2000 homes and 200 businesses being flood affected.

He said seeing elderly patients, already going through trauma, waiting in an aircraft hangar "brings home the human face of what is going on in Bundaberg and other centres".

Brigadier Greg Bilton, commander of the defence force's flood rescue taskforce, said the first of 131 Bundaberg Hospital patients had arrived in Brisbane after the hospital was expected to have flooding issues.

He said they would then begin transporting elderly people whose nursing homes were devastated by flooding.While Rockhampton prepares for its impending flood at the weekend, Brisbane is battling its next problem - turbid water.

The water travelling down from the Lockyer Creek and Bremer River is four times muddier than in 2011 and has shut down the Mount Crosby treatment plant.

Residents on Brisbane's southside could run out of water overnight Tuesday unless use is curbed as requested, until clean water from the Wivenhoe Dam makes its way downstream.

"It's going to take a few days to get it pumping again," he said.

"Normal consumption is 450 megalitres per day.

"Right now, we can only produce about half of that so we're drawing water from the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast."

There were 288 schools closed on what was supposed to be the first day back.

There has already been $300,000 donated to the Red Cross appeal from corporate companies.

To donate phone 1800 811 700 or visit the Red Cross website.

BUNDABERG

Burnett River expected to peak at 9.5m on Tuesday.

State Government is now helping council with the resources they need for people displaced from their homes.

They are working to provide food, water and bedding for people in those evacuation centres.

Massive clean-up task will begin as water recedes.

WIDE BAY

Floodwaters have cut off communities such as Monto, Mundubbera, Gayndah and Eidsvold.

Eidsvold is facing re-supply issues because it is isolated.

There are aircrafts surveying the area to find the best way to help them.

Premier stresses to all communities in the Burnett region, "we have not forgotten you".

MARYBOROUGH

Maryborough floods could be bigger than the 1974 event but premier says the city is approaching the situation with great spirit.

GYMPIE

Record flood.

Already opportunistic looters stealing property from flood victims.

Plans are in place to begin the clean-up.

GLADSTONE

The recovery phase has begun.

ROCKHAMPTON

Floodwaters from the Rockhampton catchment will hit the city later this week.

The river is steadily rising as the water moves downstream and is expected to peak on Saturday.

Hundreds of properties could be affected.

The airport could be restricted or even closed.

LOCKYER VALLEY

More than 700 properties inundated.

Many road closures which have isolated some communities.

Re-supply issues in the area because of access issues.

State Government working on way to access affected areas.

DARLING/WESTERN DOWNS

Chinchilla, Dalby, Miles and Warwick affected more than expected.

IPSWICH

Many grateful the rising river did not reach its predicted 15m, instead peaking at 13.9m on Monday night.

While some homes were flooded, many were spared and the impact on Ipswich city was minimal.

BRISBANE

Tuesday's expected peak was lower, at 2-2.2m, than the peak on Monday at high tide which meant many people were spared from anticipated flooding.

But the heavily silted water, four times as muddy as the 2011 floods has shut down two treatment plants at Mt Crosby.

Brisbane residents have been asked to minimise water use until cleaner water from the Wivenhoe Dam is released to clean out the pumping stations and supply can return to normal.

Some southern Brisbane areas could run out overnight unless use is curbed.


Masterplan update on agenda

Masterplan update on agenda

Masterplan Guidance Group eyes next project.

Mullum's big little music festival

Mullum's big little music festival

Its a music fan's dream this weekend in Mullumbimby.

Holiday housing hassle

Holiday housing hassle

Council seeks to control Airbnb in Byron

Local Partners