Transport and Main Roads has now completed repairs on all 23 landslips along Beechmont Road.
These landslips occurred as a result of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie in March 2017.
The 23 landslips (10 major and 13 minor) were located in a 16-kilometre section of Beechmont Road between the Nerang-Murwillumbah Road intersection and Lower Beechmont. Although difficult ground conditions delayed the completion of these works, the project’s engineers and onsite team have successfully constructed the new pile and capping beam wall, secured with more than 20 ground anchors which extend 24m into hard rock.
The installation of guard rails, demobilisation of the site office on Bottletree Lane and the removal of traffic control will be completed in early March. We thank the local community for their patience and understanding during these important restoration works.
Some interesting project statistics include:
• Construction ran from April 2018 to March 2019
• More than 700 soil nails were installed
• The total drilling length of all soil nails was almost 5km
• 85 staff worked on the project throughout construction.
Beechmont and Lower Beechmont residents are urged to check their post boxes from 1 March 2019 for their BEECHMONT POSTCARDS.
QCWA and community volunteers will be delivering these special postcards to you in the next two weeks.
BEECHMONT POSTCARDS make it easy to connect with neighbours and new residents in your area. They also help to build a caring and resilient community – important in everyday life and natural disasters.
Simply fill in your postcards and drop them into the post boxes of neighbours or people you’d like to reach out to. And don’t forget to look in your post box – you might find people reaching out to you!
The Beechmont Postcard Project is an initiative of your local Country Women’s Association Beechmountain Branch. It supports Neighbour Day (Sunday 31 March 2019). Grateful thanks to Canungra & District Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank (for covering the cost of printing) and local, Emily Pearce, for the graphic design.
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Transport and Main Roads has now completed 22 of the 23 landslips under repair along Beechmont Road.
The one remaining site, the largest of the 23 landslips, located between Mirani Street and Tarlington Road, is still under repair.
Difficult ground conditions at that landslip site have delayed the completion of these works. The project’s engineers and onsite team have been working hard to successfully install 21 anchors through the new pile wall and into hard rock.
The anchors are 21 metres long and extend at an angle 15 metres into the earth under the road and a further 6 metres into rock. This process anchors the pile wall in the opposite direction to the landslip.
With the ground conditions proving difficult, the anchors have had to be drilled and re-drilled until the required seal is achieved.
Based on the current schedule, the final landslip repair is now expected to be complete in February 2019.
The project’s work hours are 6am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. The project will close for the Festive Season at 6pm on Friday 21 December and will return for 2019 at 6am on Monday 7 January.
The remaining site will be tidied as much as possible before the holiday break, however the construction zone will remain in place with mobile traffic signals directing traffic one way at a time past the work area.
Due to the delay with completing this final landslip repair, the project’s site facilities in Bottletree Lane will remain in place until all repairs are complete in 2019.
The project apologises for this unavoidable delay – this is the unpredictable nature of landslip repair works.
We thank the local community for their patience and understanding during these important restoration works.
To receive construction updates, please register:
Phone: 1800 227 561 (during work hours)
and search for South Coast Reconstruction Program