March 1, 2022 | By Joyce DiMascio
The wet weather that has hit Queensland in recent days has caused the closure of Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC).
On Monday, Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology confirmed the Brisbane River had reached the major flood level of 3.5m in the city with higher water expected.
BCEC general manager Bob O’Keeffe confirmed to micenet the centre was temporarily closed due to flooding in Brisbane.
“The BCEC facility itself was not directly impacted, but access to the South Bank precinct and BCEC from a number of areas has been impacted by road closures,” he said.
“Our first priority is the safety of our staff and visitors to the centre.
“We look forward to reopening towards the end of the week.”
The centre shared a picture of their site at the Grey Street entrance.
The venue has also confirmed a small number of events were rescheduled because the city was flooded and Queensland’s Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, has ordered people to stay at home.
The centre is located adjacent to the Brisbane River and was affected by the 2011 floods when its carpark was inundated with water.
The river was expected to peak at four metres, just 46cm below the level of the 2011 floods.