Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz has welcomed disaster recovery funding to support repairs and reconstruction works to local roads damaged by storms and flooding in late 2020 and March 2021.
Mr Buchholz said support for much-needed roadworks was being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).
“The widespread rain and flooding impacted many roads in the Gold Coast hinterland and Scenic Rim areas, causing landslips, flood damage and tree falls,” Mr Buchholz said.
“Local motorists will recall the significant damage caused, including sections of the Mt Lindesay Highway, Oxenford Road at Tamborine and Beenleigh Road near Beaudesert.
“We also saw significant surface damage on other important corridors including the Cunningham Highway, Boonah-Fassifern Road and just yesterday I saw photos of Boonah–Rathdowney Road,” Mr Buchholz said.
“Some of these works may be already underway, other small scale repairs have been completed and there is more work to come.
“These repairs will have an impact on motorists and the local community, with some delays and interruptions, so I urge everyone to obey the changed conditions and please be patient – these roadworks are necessary.”
Minister for Emergency Management and National Recovery and Resilience, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie said the Liberals and Nationals Government was committed to supporting the necessary reconstruction work in affected areas.
“The storms and flooding caused significant damage to roads in south east Queensland and we continue to focus on supporting the work needed to repair, restore and replace key road network infrastructure in the affected areas,” Minister McKenzie said.
“Some of these are key arterial roads for local motorists and the road freight sector which makes the ongoing reconstruction and repair work a priority.”
Reconstruction works are set to take place across a number of locations:
• Cunningham Highway (Ipswich–Warwick) • Mount Lindesay Highway (Brisbane–Beaudesert)
• Mount Lindesay Highway (Beaudesert–Border) • Gold Coast–Springbrook Road
• Nerang–Murwillumbah Road • Beaudesert–Nerang Road
• Beaudesert–Beenleigh Road • Tamborine–Oxenford Road
• Beaudesert–Boonah Road • Boonah–Rathdowney Road
• Currumbin Creek Road • Running Creek Road
• Currumbin Creek–Tomewin Road • Beechmont Road
• Lamington National Park Road • Advancetown–Mudgeeraba Road
• Tallebudgera Connection Road • Lake Moogerah Road
• Binna Burra Road • Rosewood-Warrill View Road
• Boonah-Fassifern Road • Mount Alford Road
• Waterford-Tamborine Road
For more information on the package of reconstruction works, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, call 5563 6600 or go to add webpage link once ready.
For up-to-date traffic and road condition information, call 13 19 40, visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au or download the QldTraffic app.
Further information on disaster assistance is available on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website at www.disasterassist.gov.au.
Greg Doolan 0433 345 323 (Minister McKenzie)
Scott O’Connell – 0413 424384 (Assistant Minister Buchholz)
Media note: Some of these works have been completed, others are underway – for specific funding and scope of works detail, contact TMR.