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Reconstruction program

The department is managing reconstruction works following disaster events that damaged the state-controlled road network in 2017 and 2018.

Following Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie in March 2017, we have made significant progress on reconstruction works at severely damaged sites. The majority of works were completed by December 2018, with finalisation works to be taken in early 2019. Key STC Debbie long-term repairs are being undertaken in the South Coast and Mackay/Whitsunday districts.

Following disaster events in 2018, we have completed temporary repairs to reopen roads to a safe condition, and are now undertaking permanent repairs.

Eligible reconstruction works will be jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Government under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). 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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