Update on the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) on Springbrook Road

From the Department of Transport and Main Roads:

Dear Community Members

As you may know, Warren McReight, Transport and Main Roads (TMR) District Director and David Selth, Manager (Delivery) provided a detailed update about the upcoming reconstruction work on Gold Coast-Springbrook Road at the Springbrook Mountain Community Association meeting on Wednesday 13 December 2017.

This was a valuable exercise for TMR as we gained a further insight into the ongoing concerns of community members through their helpful suggestions and constructive feedback. Thank you to everyone who attended on Wednesday night and for welcoming Warren and David into your community – your feedback was greatly appreciated.

For those who were not able to attend, the information provided by TMR included the following:

  • The reconstruction contract was awarded to Brisbane-based engineering company Georgiou Group on Tuesday 12 December 2017.
  • Reconstruction work is on track to commence in January 2018, weather permitting.
  • Due to the magnitude and complexity of the work, unstable terrain and constrained access in which to undertake the repairs, reconstruction work could take over a year to complete. A number of treatments including gabion walls, rock netting and soil nails will be implemented to stabilise the slopes above and below the road.
  • TMR will aim to have the closed section of the road reopened in October 2018. When opened, this section of the road will be under traffic control until late 2018.
  • TMR is currently exploring options for additional signage on the various detour routes to Springbrook. At the request of the community, the installation of detour signs on Advancetown-Mudgeeraba Road will be considered.
  • Further geotechnical investigations have identified landslip sites on Pine Creek Road that require restoration. Please be assured this work will only be carried out when access to Gold Coast-Springbrook Road is fully restored.

The work on Gold Coast-Springbrook Road and Pine Creek Road will be jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

TMR and Georgiou will be in a better position to issue a program of works schedule in January 2018 and we will continue to provide the community with updates as soon as new information becomes available.

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