A geo tech engineer will join local work crews surveying the best and safest way to clear a giant 56-metre-high landslide at the top of Noah’s range.
Council teams have united with locals over the past few weeks and access to all residential properties has now been cleared.
Graphic drone footage shows the extent of landslides across the Cape Tribulation Road network after Cyclone Jasper and flooding rain carved through the Douglas Shire last month.
The pictures are not a pretty sight.
Douglas Shire Council Acting CEO, Scott Mason said workers are facing a mammoth task co-ordinating tricky and complex operations.
“Our teams are doing a fantastic job under tough conditions to navigate the dangerous challenge of clearing debris in five main areas north of the Noah Creek Bridge,” Mr Mason said.
“Our focus has been on clearing landslips where we can and mobilising equipment to complete the more challenging tasks.”
“Work is continuing to clear three sites at the southern end in a safe, staged approach to prevent further rock falls.”
A long arm excavator is scheduled to arrive later this week to tackle the two blocked areas at the northern end to clear overhanging vegetation and rocks.
“Again, we understand this is a challenging time for all concerned and we appreciate everyone’s patience,” Mr Mason said.
Access continues to be available to 4WDs and locals only at this stage.
Road users are advised to keep an eye on weather forecasts and regular updates on the Council’s Facebook, disaster dashboard and website in relation to road conditions and escort times over flooded crossings.