South Coast 2020–21 flood reconstruction works

The department has started reconstruction works across the South Coast Region, including City of Gold Coast and Scenic Rim areas, to repair extensive damage from the South East Queensland Coastal Trough in December 2020 and the Southern Queensland Severe Weather event in March 2021.

Following the events in December 2020 and March 2021, there are a large number of damaged sites on roads across the hinterland region. These are mostly landslips, tree falls, flood damage, drainage issues and scouring to bridge structures. 

Initial emergency works involved clearing hazards and making roads safe for road users.


  • Restores damaged infrastructure
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth


Assistance will be provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Current status

Significant repairs are required in the Gold Coast hinterland and Scenic Rim following heavy rainfall in December 2020 and subsequent flooding in the same region in March 2021.

South East Queensland Coastal Trough: 12–15 December 2020

  • Works are underway to repair a major landslip on Tamborine Mountain Road, as well as other damaged roads across the region.

Southern Queensland Severe Weather: 20–31 March 2021

  • Temporary repairs were completed in June 2021 along Currumbin Creek Road at Currumbin Waters to remove a fallen tree and undertake pavement repairs and bank stabilisation works.
  • Pavement repairs and drainage works along Binna Burra Road were completed in June 2021.
  • Planning and design are underway for further works to restore other damaged roads.

Project map

Map of locations being addressed in this project