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Flood recovery works

Efforts to repair the City after ex-tropical cyclone Debbie are underway. Flooding and rain caused damage to over 100 pieces of infrastructure.

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Flood recovery restoration works

City of Gold Coast works to keep our community safe during weather events and disasters, and we don’t stop when the events die down. Our work continues until the clean-up and restoration works are complete.

The City has a dedicated recovery team in place for all restoration works. We are working hard to repair damaged infrastructure and we plan to deliver most of the works by the end of March 2019.

Ex-tropical cyclone Debbie

Ex-tropical cyclone Debbie passed over the Gold Coast in March 2017 and brought 870 millimetres of rain within 30 hours, almost the entire average annual rainfall amount for the city. Flooding lashed the coastline and hinterland rivers rose by over five metres, eroding banks and destroying bridges.

Our construction crews have restored safe access to affected areas. Public safety is our highest priority and some closures remain in place. Repairs are ongoing and costs are currently estimated at $20 million, with funding provided by the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

Damaged infrastructure

We sustained damage to over 100 pieces of infrastructure including roads, bridges, pontoons, revetment walls, fire trails, stormwater drainage, causeways, and we are working to clear more than 50 landslips

The city’s beaches held up extremely well thanks to our leading coastal management program that ensures the coastline is protected from stormwater damage and erosion.

Flood recovery repair works fast-tracked

Below is a list of restoration projects. This list will be updated as works progress.

Road projects

Location Status
Araluen Road
Tallebudgera Valley
Partial road closure
Twelve (12) tonne gross vehicle mass (GVM) limit after causeway crossing.
Traffic management in place.
Tallebudgera Creek Road, various sections from Syndicate Road.
Tallebudgera Valley

Landslips are also located along this route.
Road open, with traffic management in place. See also:
Tallebudgera Creek Road Bridge No. 2
Tallebudgera Creek Road Bridge No. 3
Len Dickfos Road
Tallebudgera Valley.
Tallebudgera Creek Road to Bridge.
Road open. Repair works scheduled to start June 2018.
Load limit reduced to five (5) tonne on timber bridge.
Austinville Road
Austinville.
Various sections.

Landslips are also located along this route.
Road open, with traffic management in place.
Bakers Road, Natural Bridge. Partial road closure.
Road open, with traffic management in place.

Bridge projects

Location Status
Tallebudgera Creek Road Bridge 2
Tallebudgera Valley.
After Mount Cougal Road.
Temporary causeway open to all traffic - reduced speed limit in place.
Adjacent timber bridge closed.
Design for new bridge underway.
More information.
Tallebudgera Creek Road Bridge 3
Tallebudgera Valley.
Road open.
Design for new bridge underway.
More information.
Currumbin Creek Road causeway
Currumbin Valley.
Causeway open, with traffic management in place.
Araluen Road causeway
Tallebudgera Valley.
Road open. Repair works to be completed. Scope of works and funding approved.
Design works underway.
Weedons Crossing
Nerang.
Make safe works are complete. A scope of works and funding approved.
Preliminary design works underway.
Reids Crossing
Tallebudgera Valley.
Road open.
Construction works underway.
Birds Road Causeway
Maudsland.
Road open.
Design works underway.

Flood mitigation and drainage projects

Location Status
355 Austinville Road
Austinville.
Works complete.

Landslip projects

Location Status
37, 59 and 98 Lowry Court
Neranwood.
Road open, with traffic management in place.
1586 and 1585 Currumbin Creek Road
Currumbin Valley.
Road open, with traffic management in place.
Araluen Road
Tallebudgera Valley.
Partial road closure.
Road open, with traffic management in place.
1129 and 1598 Tallebudgera Creek Road
Tallebudgera Valley.
Partial road closure.
Road open, with traffic management in place.
382 and 387 Mt Nimmel Road
Austinville.
Partial road closure.
Road open, with traffic management in place.
341 Mt Nimmel Road
Austinville.
Works complete.
126 Austinville Road
Austinville.
Partial road closure.
Road open, with traffic management in place.
54 Howards Creek Place,
Wongawallan.
Partial road closure.
Road open, with traffic management in place.
85 Bakers Road
Natural Bridge.
Partial road closure.
Road open, with traffic management in place.
25 Tarlington Road
Lower Beechmont.
Partial road closure.
Road open, with traffic management in place.
Austinville Rock Pools, Austinville Road
Austinville.
Partial road closure.
Road open, with traffic management in place.

Waterway projects

Location Status
Pontoon, Koala Town Road
Upper Coomera.
Design works underway.

Please observe warning signs, exercise caution and slow down when driving past construction zones.

Completed projects

Location Status
Alan Wilke Bridge
Luscombe.
Works complete.
Whiteash Road
Bonogin.
Works complete.
Neranwood River Gauge
Neranwood.
Works complete.
Pontoon, Nineteenth Avenue
Elanora.
Works complete.
Syndicate Road
Tallebudgera Valley
Tallebudgera Creek Road to Bridge.
Works complete.
355 Austinville Road
Austinville.
Works complete.
341 Mt Nimmel Road
Austinville.
Works complete.

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More information

If you need more information please email us at roadrecovery@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

State Government

Visit the Department of Transport and Main Roads - Projects website for more information on State Government roads.   

For more information on State Government plans for recovery, visit the Queensland Reconstruction Authority website and view the State Recovery Plan 2017-19: Operation Queensland Recovery document.

This page will be updated as works progress. Thank you for your patience as we work to restore our city.

Related information

Jump to key information
  • Who is funding the restoration works?

    We have applied for funding from the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). This is a joint funding initiative of the Commonwealth and State Governments to provide disaster relief and recovery payments and infrastructure restoration to help communities recover from the effects of natural disasters.

    Funding for flood damage restoration is limited to specific sites identified and approved by Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery.

  • What will the repairs include?

    Works will include the restoration of roads, bridges, causeways and culverts. Where appropriate we have applied for additional funding to make assets more resilient to future flood events.

  • I have a question that isn’t answered here, who can I contact?

    As soon as we have more detailed information we will update this web page. If you have a specific concern, please call 1300 GOLD COAST (1300 465 326) or email us at roadrecovery@goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

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