Warning as ‘significant damage’ to hinterland roads

Flooding across the Sunshine Coast has resulted in significant damage to roads and public assets across the region and recovery and rectification works are now underway.

Sunshine Coast Local Disaster Management Group Chair Mayor Mark Jamieson said due to the extent of damage, road and infrastructure repairs would take weeks and, in some cases, months to assess, prioritise and complete.

“Authorities are reminding the Sunshine Coast community that while the wet weather may have eased, parts of our region remain flooded, with many roads still closed or partly closed and needing major repairs,” he said.

“People are asked to avoid unnecessary travel and we ask them to be patient as crews assess and prioritise repairs across the region.”

Landslips can occur for weeks, Mr Jamieson said.

Mayor Jamieson thanked the many volunteers, emergency workers and council staff who had worked long shifts over many days and continued to support the Sunshine Coast during the recovery phase.

“For days they have put the community above their own needs and gone above and beyond to help others and keep our region as safe as possible,” he said.

“I know that the SES has managed 1000 calls over the past few days, and have done a magnificent job, with only 41 jobs outstanding at 1pm today.”

Mayor Jamieson also praised the Sunshine Coast community for their kindness and resilience during this weather event.

For updates and information on road closures visit Council’s Disaster Hub website disasterhub.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

For information on road works visit Council’s Roads Hub website roads.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

To report a pothole on a council road, you can lodge an eRequest online, chat with a Customer Service Officer using council’s Live Chat, or contact council’s Customer Contact Centre on 5475 7272.

To report a pothole on state-controlled roads, please contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads on 13 19 40. A list of state-controlled roads across our region is available at https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/.