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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 will reconstruct affected roads and infrastructure through the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) program.

Location:

Beechmont Road, Gold Coast-Springbrook, Lamington National Park Road, Tomewin Mountain Road, Nerang-Murwillumbah Road, Cunningham Highway, 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.

Completion:

Majority of projects expected to be completed by December 2018, weather permitting.

Benefits:

These projects will reconnect communities and restore safe and efficient travel routes for all motorists.

Regions:
South Coast Region

Project info

Key project sites include:

Completed

Tamborine–Oxenford Road (John Muntz Causeway)

Works to the bridge approach and embankment were 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 2018. 

Reconstruction 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. 

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.

In progress

Lamington National Park Road

Work was completed in early 2018 at 3 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 are currently being carried out under stop/go traffic control and motorists can expect delays.  It is anticipated that these additional works will be completed by in February 2019.

Gold Coast–Springbrook Road

The majority of reconstruction works are complete with 64 sites completed and works in progress at 8 remaining sites.

The closed section between Neranwood and Springbrook opened on 17 December 2018. 
The remaining works are expected to be completed by early February 2019, weather permitting. 

Nerang–Murwillumbah Road

Nerang–Murwillumbah Road is open, with a 1-lane section of road operating through the main landslip site. Works include slope stabilisation, road restoration and constructing new debris fencing. Works are scheduled to be completed by late February 2019, weather permitting.

Beechmont Road

Work is now complete at 23 landslips along a 16-kilometre section of Beechmont Road from the Nerang-Murwillumbah Road intersection with only 1 site remaining near Mirani Street. Work includes debris removal and slope protection works.

Works are currently being carried out under stop/go traffic control and motorists can expect delays.  It is anticipated that these additional works will be completed by in February 2019, weather permitting.

Cunningham Highway

Safety works are in progress at the final site on Cunningham Highway.  Work is expected to be completed in February 2019, weather permitting.

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: Construction expected to progressively achieve completion.
  • Mid-2019:  All NDRRA projects in the South Coast Region will be complete.

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
16 January 2019