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South Coast reconstruction program – Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie

Overview:

A large number of roads across the South Coast Region sustained significant damage as a result of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie in March 2017. The Department of Transport and Main Roads have reconstructed affected roads and infrastructure through the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) program.

Location:

Beaudesert–Nerang Road, Beaudesert–Beenleigh Road, Beechmont Road, Binna Burra Road, Boonah Rathdowney Road, Camp Cable Road, Carneys Creek Road, Cunningham Highway, Gold Coast–Springbrook, Hinze Dam Road, Lake Moogerah Road, Lamington National Park Road, Mount Alford Road, Mount Lindesay Highway, Nerang–Murwillumbah Road, Oxenford–Coomera Gorge Road, Pine Creek Road, Running Creek Road, Springbrook Road, Tamborine Mountain Road, Tamborine–Oxenford Road, the Pacific Motorway, Tomewin Mountain Road and Waterford–Tamborine Road.

Completion:

As of June 2019, all projects have now been completed.

Benefits:

These projects reconnected communities and restored safe and efficient travel routes for all motorists.

Regions:
South Coast Region

Project info

Key project sites include:

Completed

Roads Package

The Roads Package project consisted of reconstruction and slope protection works across 19 roads within the South Coast region including; Mount Lindesay Highway, Nerang-Murwillumbah Road, Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Beaudesert Beenleigh Road, Tamborine Mountain Road, Tamborine-Oxenford Road, Waterford Tamborine Road, Boonah Rathdowney Road, Running Creek Road, Springbrook Road, Hinze Dam Road, Binna Burra Road, Oxenford Coomera Gorge Road Camp, Cable Road, Carneys Creek Road, Mount Alford Road, Lake Moogerah Road and the Pacific Motorway. Works were completed in December 2018.

Tamborine–Oxenford Road (John Muntz Causeway)

Works to the bridge approach and embankment was completed ahead of schedule and the road reopened on 30 June 2017 with additional works completed in September 2018.

Pine Creek Road

Road restoration was completed in July 2017, with works focusing on pavement repairs, stabilising new and existing road embankments, and reinstating guard rails, line marking and signage. The early completion of these repairs provided road users with a safe alternative route while Gold Coast–Springbrook Road was closed for restoration work.

Tomewin Mountain Road

Work was completed on the most critical landslip site in early 2018Reconstruction work across a further 14 sites was completed in November 2018 with work including installation of soil-nails and shotcreting, bored pile walls, earthworks and batter slope protection.

Lamington National Park Road

Work was completed in early 2018 at three of the most critical landslip sites along Lamington National Park Road at approximately 17 and 19km from Canungra.

Stage 2 restoration works on Lamington National Park Road, with repairs to over 100 landslip sites completed in December 2018.

Additional safety works were completed in February 2019.

Waterford–Tamborine Road

Reconstruction work was completed in August 2018 at 4 sites. Works included road reconstruction, bridge scouring works and extensive pothole repairs.

Gold Coast–Springbrook Road

Reconstruction works completed at 72 sites in early March 2019. This included repairs to severe landslips along a 10km section between Neranwood and Springbrook, which reopened on 17 December 2018.

Beechmont Road

Work was completed in early March 2019 at 22 sites along a 16-kilometre section of Beechmont Road from the Nerang-Murwillumbah Road intersection. Repairs included debris removal and slope protection works.

Nerang–Murwillumbah Road

Works were completed in June 2019, with a 1-lane section of road operating through the main landslip site. Works included slope stabilisation, road restoration and constructing new debris fencing. 

Cunningham Highway

Safety works at the final site on Cunningham Highway were completed in May 2019.

Key milestones

  • Mid-2017: Tamborine–Oxenford Road (John Muntz Causeway) and Pine Creek Road reconstruction works completed.
  • Late 2017: Planning and design work completed for majority of restoration projects.
  • Early 2018: All South Coast 2017 NDRRA projects under construction and progressively being completed.
  • Late 2018 / early 2019: Construction expected to progressively achieve completion.
  • Mid-2019:  All NDRRA projects in the South Coast Region completed.

Contact details

Email: southcoast@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 07 5563 6600
(Monday–Friday 9am-5pm)

Community info

For project updates, subscribe to the free email and SMS traffic alert update service by emailing southcoast@tmr.qld.gov.au.

Some road or lane closures will be required during construction. For up-to-date information on traffic across Queensland, visit QLDTraffic or phone 13 19 40.

Media gallery

Reconstruction works at main landslip site on Tomewin Mountain Road
Reconstruction works at main landslip site on Tomewin Mountain Road.

Landslip works at Lamington National Park Road
Landslip works at Lamington National Park Road.

New drainage line under Gold Coast-Springbrook Road
New drainage line under Gold Coast-Springbrook Road

Slip with eco blanket repair on Gold Coast-Springbrook Road
Slip with eco blanket repair on Gold Coast-Springbrook Road

Reconstruction works on a landslip on Gold Coast-Springbrook Road
Reconstruction works on a landslip on Gold Coast-Springbrook Road

Abseiler grouts anchors on Beechmont Road
Abseiler directs drill on batter on Beechmont Road

A long reach drill rig and specialist abseilers install soil nails on a landship
A long reach drill rig and specialist abseilers install soil nails on a landslip to stabilise the batter

Latest news

View the unprecedented damage sustained on Gold Coast-Springbrook Road.

Last updated
25 July 2019