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Reconstruction program

The department is managing reconstruction works following disaster events that damaged the state-controlled road network in 2015 and 2016.

The 2015 events program includes reconstruction of more than 110km of state roads, almost 170 structures including bridges and culverts, and more than 350 locations requiring earthworks and batter repairs. These works have been substantially completed.

The 2016 events program includes reconstruction of approximately 120km of state roads, 12 structures including bridges and culverts, and 40 locations requiring earthworks and batter repairs.

The 2017 events program will be established once the extent of damage to state roads is known.

The reconstruction program is being delivered across the state under Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA), a joint federal and state initiative. Under these arrangements the Australian Government provides up to 75% of the funding, with 25% from the Queensland Government. The Queensland Reconstruction Authority manages and administers Queensland’s NDRRA program.

Transport Network Reconstruction Program

Following an unprecedented number of natural disasters, which caused extensive damage to communities and key road, rail, ports and waterways infrastructure between 2010 and 2013, the department reconstructed large sections of the state-controlled road network 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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