Pilbeam Drive Will Close For Cyclone Damage Repairs

Following a safety assessment

5 November 2018

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Tropical Cyclone Debbie isn't one we'll soon forget, but slowly we're moving forward and repairing the damages it left behind. Today, Rockhampton Regional Council announced another project that will contribute to this effort, with stabilisation and remediation works to be undertaken on Pilbeam Drive. 

From next Monday 12th November to Sunday 31st March, the road will be closed to the general public as the cyclone damage is repaired. Infrastructure Committee Chair Councillor Tony Williams stated that the anticipated period of 5 months may vary depending on weather.

Access will remain for local residents and emergency services and the road will reopen for two weeks to the general public over the Christmas break as well as weekends on the school holidays for people to enjoy Mount Archer... While these works are going on, we’d like to thank the community for their patience as we deliver a safer road to one of our region’s iconic locations.

- Tony Williams

Cr Williams stated that the decision to repair the road followed an assessment of damage from TC Debbie, which revealed a number of slips, scoured table trains, blocked culverts, pavement damage and debris build up.

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