Landscaping Award Goes to Local Flood Markers

Landscaping Award Goes to Local Flood Markers

If you’ve travelled the Mt Lindesay Hwy regularly, like me, you may have seen these large poles and wondered what they were…wonder no more, they are flood markers, dating back to 1887!

The historical flood markers in Tully Memorial Park have been recognised with a state award from the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

The installation of six illuminated poles tells the history of the site at the crossing between the Mount Lindesay Hwy and the Logan River.

Each pole indicates how high flood waters reached in 1887, 1947, 1974, 1991 and 2013. One was left blank as a reminder that floods would come again.

After the floods from ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie in March, Council will be adding another marker for 2017.