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Douglas Shire Council is in regular contact with various State Government Departments and agencies who are continuing to provide assistance and support in many areas in this unprecedented disaster. This includes the Hon Nikki Boyd, Minister for Fire and Disaster Recovery, Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland Reconstruction Authority, Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water.


We understand that some parts of the community believe the problem can simply be fixed by throwing more resources at it, however this is simply not the case.


The Noah Range landslip is a complicated and challenging environment which will not be easily solved. Traffic disruptions will continue for the short to medium term and will include road closures at times.


As well as expertise from the State Government, other external resources such as specialist engineers, experienced slope stability contractors and disaster recovery consultants are providing expertise to the onsite work crew.


We apologise for the inconvenience, however public and worker safety is of paramount concern to Douglas Shire Council.


Statement from the Department of Transport and Main Roads


The Queensland Reconstruction Authority has appropriate mechanisms in place to support local government to fund disaster recovery activities. TMR and Douglas Shire Council are currently liaising to determine appropriate support.

Continual planning and investment to bring Cape Tribulation Road to state-controlled road engineering standards would be a massive undertaking due to the road geometry and environmental requirements.

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