Gold Coast-Springbrook Road and Pine Creek Road updates


Gold Coast-Springbrook Road sustained significant damage during the wet weather event associated with ex-severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

The damage caused during the wet weather event was extensive, with 112 recorded locations of landslips, above and below the road. Crews have been on site undertaking cleaning and clearing works since the weekend of 1 and 2 April 2017. This emergent phase of work is now substantially completed with some clean-up work to continue.

A team of specialised designers are working on restoration solutions for approximately 30 critical sites. A timeline for permanent repairs is still being finalised as geotechnical assessments are currently being undertaken to determine the extent of the damage on this road. The duration of restoration works is not yet known, however it can be expected this work will take around 15 months to complete.

At this time, Gold Coast-Springbrook Road will remain closed for about six months. Pine Creek Road, western connection, will remain the detour route to Springbrook.


Work on Pine Creek Road is progressing with permanent repairs expected to be complete by August 2017, weather permitting. Traffic was switched over to the single-lane side track in early May. This traffic switch will remain in place for the duration of the works. Motorists are reminded to drive carefully through the workzone and obey all road signage.

Eligible works will be jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.

The next update will be provided to the community as new information becomes available. Electronic message signs are in place to advise motorists of any traffic changes and traffic alerts will be issued and posted on the department’s traffic and traveller information website at

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