An extensive program to repair more than 200 sealed roads is now underway, providing a more permanent solution after damaged roads were temporarily repaired following the 2022 floods to ensure the community could continue to safely move around Ipswich.
Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Chair Mayor Teresa Harding said the $17 million Sealed Roads Program will now provide permanent repairs to rehabilitate and extend the life of these bitumen roads.
“The 2022 floods devasted Ipswich’s road network across the city which amounts to a massive repair task for council to undertake,” Mayor Harding said.
“It’s been a long and arduous process, but after careful investigatory works, council has started to permanently repair sections on more than 200 roads across Ipswich.
“These works are part of the $75 million Flood Recovery Program, the cornerstone of council’s 2023-2024 Budget targeting work on the city’s roads, parks and facilities.
“Council is making significant progress on the necessary restoration work for these community assets and ensuring we can make them much more resilient for future generations.”
Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Deputy Chairperson Councillor Paul Tully said the program was expected to finish in August 2024.
“Council and its contractors are working diligently to restore our roads to pre-flood conditions,” Cr Tully said.
“Every road identified as flood damaged was individually assessed to determine the level of damage by both internal and external parties and a report was provided outlining the recommended treatment types and action required to remediate the roads.”
Division 1, stretching from Grandchester and Mount Mort in the west to Redbank Plains and White Rock in the east, will have 33 roads repaired.
Division 2, bounded by the Brisbane River in the north, Brisbane and Logan City boundaries in the southeast, White Rock Spring Mountain Conservation Estate in the south, Redbank Plains Road and Kruger Parade in the west, will have 32 roads repaired.
Division 3, bounded in the west at Leichhardt and One Mile, with the northern extent largely bound by the Bremer and Brisbane rivers, with Bundamba Creek as a border in the south and Goodna Creek in the east, will have 91 roads repaired.
Division 4 is made up of rural and urban suburbs including Marburg, Rosewood, Amberley, Pine Mountain in the north and Yamanto in the south, will have 64 roads repaired.
For more details, including an interactive recovery map, visit Ipswich.qld.gov.au/services/flood-recovery