Gold Coast-Springbrook Road reconstruction works progressing

Department of Home Affairs

Joint media release with the Hon Mark Bailey MP

Reconstruction works are well underway across all major landslip sites on Gold Coast-Springbrook Road.

It is one of several Gold Coast hinterland roads significantly damaged during extreme rainfall and flooding from February to May, and again in September this year.

The road remains closed between Neranwood Park and Pine Creek Road, but access to Springbrook is maintained via Pine Creek Road, which will continue to be under single-lane traffic until emergency works are completed in December, weather permitting.

Federal Minister for Emergency Management, Murray Watt said assistance to complete reconstruction works is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

“The State and federal governments have been working closely to see this project through to completion,” Minister Watt said.

“Despite heavy rain causing further damage in late September, works are on track to be completed by the original two-year timeframe of early 2024, weather permitting.”

Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the 10-kilometre stretch between Neranwood Park and Pine Creek Road remained closed due to the magnitude of damage sustained.

“This closure is in place for motorist safety, and to ensure workers can carry out reconstruction safely,” Mr Bailey said.

“Crews have been undertaking scaling to stabilise and remove large amounts of loose earth since March, installing soil nails and placing shotcrete on the up and downslope of damaged sites.

“At the most severe landslip site, almost 1200 cubic metres of unstable material has been removed and one-third of the 100 soil nails installed.

“The upslope section will continue to be stabilised before works can progress downslope.

“At another site along the road, more than 100 soil nails have been installed on the upslope.

“To further stabilise this site, steel mesh will be installed, along with a vegetation seed mix to support regeneration of native vegetation.

“These reconstruction works are a testament to the dedication of our teams on the ground, who continue to battle wet weather conditions.

“I appreciate the patience of local residents and look forward to seeing this road reopen in 2024.”

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