Repairs to Queensland’s Tamborine Mountain Road, known locally as the Goat Track, are on target with the contract awarded to a local company.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said Helensvale-based civil construction company SEE Civil would repair the significant damage caused by a landslip in late 2020.
“Just before Christmas last year, heavy rain caused large boulders to fall from the rock outcrop, leaving a large path of damage on the road and private property below,” Bailey said.
“We’ve had crews on site removing more than 20,000 tonnes of unstable rock from the slope above.
“This has been tricky work to make the site safe for permanent repairs.
“A large boulder estimated to be 250 tonnes, six-metres wide and two-metres thick, had to be carefully brought down.
“SEE Civil will undertake rock anchoring, rock catch fencing and road rehabilitation works to allow the road to reopen.”
Bailey said there were still tonnes of debris covering the impassable road and it was expected to remain closed until the end of the year.
“We understand the impact this has on the local community, but safety must come first,” he said.
“My department will consult with the local community, Scenic Rim Regional Council and emergency services before main repairs start to ensure any further impacts during the works are minimised.”
For more information on the works, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 5563 6600.
For up-to-date traffic and road condition information, call 13 19 40, visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au or download the QldTraffic app.
Eligible reconstruction works are jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).