Livingstone's Scenic Highway works ramp up

01 Feb 2017

Livingstone Shire Council is making good progress on the complex repair and upgrade works on the iconic Scenic Highway at Statue Bay after it suffered major landslips and severe erosion during Cyclone Marcia in 2015. 

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk inspected the site to view the progress being made to the popular tourist destination, with Deputy Premier Jackie Trad, Treasurer Curtis Pitt and State Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga, Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry and Livingstone Shire Council Mayor Bill Ludwig.

Livingstone Shire Council has advised works on the downslope of the Scenic Highway are progressing well with bulk excavation works nearing completion ready for the ocean wall construction, which is expected to start in the coming weeks.

Once those works are completed, the road restoration will commence.  In addition, council is expecting the tender for the upslope stabilisation works to be awarded in February.  

More than $11 million in joint Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) funding has been provided to repair and upgrade the road, including $2 million in betterment funding.