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Reconstruction program

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is managing reconstruction works following disaster events that damaged the state-controlled road network in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Following significant flooding caused by the North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough in January and February 2019, detailed damage assessments and reconstruction works are underway. Key repairs are being undertaken in Northern and North West districts.

Repairs are also underway following disaster events in 2018.

Reconstruction works following Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie in March 2017 have been completed. Key STC Debbie repairs were undertaken in the South Coast and Mackay/Whitsunday districts.

Eligible reconstruction works will be jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Government under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) and Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). The Queensland Reconstruction Authority manages and administers Queensland’s natural disaster recovery program.

Transport Network Reconstruction Program

The department completed a major reconstruction program following an unprecedented number of natural disasters that caused extensive damage to communities and key road, rail, ports and waterways infrastructure between 2010 and 2013. Large sections of the state-controlled road network were reconstructed through the Transport Network Reconstruction Program (TNRP).

Reconstruction works costing approximately $6.4 billion were completed on:

  • 8741km of the state-controlled road network
  • 1733 structures including bridges and culverts
  • 1421 locations requiring earthworks and batters
  • 3335 locations needing silt and debris cleared.

The department delivered the reconstruction program through private contractors, local government and RoadTek. Construction on the program was substantially completed in December 2014. View the TNRP key successes fact sheet for further information.

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