Thursday, May 30, 2024

Milestone landslip remediation for Toowoomba

QLD

A landslip on Alderley Street in Rangeville is the first of 12 landslip remediation projects to be completed across the Toowoomba Region as a result of damage incurred in the 2022 flood events.

Toowoomba Regional Council Mayor, Geoff McDonald said that following the initial emergency response to landslips during the flooding events, Council had worked with the Queensland Reconstruction Authority on securing funding and finalising engineering designs for remediation solutions.

“It’s great to reach this important milestone,” he said.

“The landslip on Alderley Street was prioritised for construction given its proximity to residential housing and the impact on utilities, and we look forward to rectifying the remaining landslips around the Region.”

Other priority landslip locations due to commence construction within the next few months include Flagstone Creek, Middle Ridge, and two sites adjacent Tabletop Drive, Rangeville.

“It’s important for the community to appreciate the timeframe from design to completion can be significant, and often dependant on multiple variables including weather conditions, geological profiles, soil types, the extent of damage, and associated risks (e.g. susceptible infrastructure, access constraints, environmental factors, etc) that need to be managed prior to commencement,” the Mayor said.

“Included in the landslips program, are those impacting popular recreational facilities such as the access road to Cooby Dam and the popular Firetail and Fantail walks within the Picnic Point precinct. Repairs to landslips impacting recreational walks or parks may require short term closure or alternative access arrangements, whilst repair works take place.”

Completion of the 2022 Flood Recovery Program is expected to exceed $250 million across the Region with assistance provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Flood Recovery Program works are expected to be completed by the end of 2024.

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