Coral Cove Drive & Woongarra Scenic Drive Pavement Damage Update

Media Release

Tenders for the repair work to damaged sections of Coral Cove Drive are currently being called with funding for the project being approved under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

A section of the roadway near Jess Place was damaged during the heavy rain events in 2010 and extensive survey and design work has had to be undertaken to ensure similar failures would not occur in future major rain events.  Council’s spokesperson for Roads and Drainage Infrastructure Cr. Wayne Honor said it will be pleasing to see the work commence soon after the tender is awarded to the successful contractor.

Cr. Honor advised further that the estimated cost of road repairs following the floods and heavy rain events over 12 months ago currently stands at around $60 million.  Council has prepared detailed estimates of all this repair work and batched them into submissions for funding consideration through the Queensland Reconstruction Authority.  This amount of repair is beyond Council’s ability to fund and further works are not being programmed until funding approval is received.

Division 5 representative, Cr. Greg Barnes is also pleased to see the project progress but disappointed at the time that it has taken. “Unfortunately, the NDRRA assessment criteria and other priorities across the region have delayed the project and I’m sure that the local community will be pleased that the repairs are imminent”, he said

 Cr. Barnes also referred to several sections of Woongarra Scenic Drive which are included in these submissions and which are still awaiting funding approval.

“The main section of concern is between Rifle Range Road and Moodies Road and Council will continue to monitor and maintain it until the NDRRA approval for the funding is received so that the work can be programmed and completed”, Cr. Barnes said.

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