Tamborine Mountain Road, 2021 Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements reconstruction works

Following extensive damage from the South East Queensland Coastal Trough on Tamborine Mountain Road in December 2020, the department has repaired this severely damaged area along the road, known locally as the Goat Track.

Reconstruction works along Tamborine Mountain Road involved:

  • removing large boulders and fallen debris at the site
  • installing slope stabilisation above the road, including rock anchoring with soil nails and shotcrete
  • installing rock catch fencing above the road
  • pavement rehabilitation works.

These measures required specialist personnel trained in rope access construction and specialist geotechnical equipment abseiled down the cliff face.


  • Restores damaged infrastructure
  • Contributes to economy


Assistance will be provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). Investment ID 1877300

Project update

Reconstruction works on Tamborine Mountain Road, locally known as the Goat Track, are complete and the road reopened on Monday 1 August 2022 at 12 noon.

Tamborine Mountain Road continues to be one way in sections, so motorists are reminded to drive to the conditions and follow the direction of traffic signals.

Tamborine Mountain Road, December 2020

Tamborine Mountain Road, December 2020

Tamborine Mountain Road, August 2022

Tamborine Mountain Road August 2022

Current status

The Tamborine Mountain Road reconstruction project is now complete Tamborine Mountain Road is open to the public.

The department would like to thank the local community for their patience during these important works.