Feb 12, 2019

Council happy with progress on Wallaman Falls Road remediation work

Council happy with progress on Wallaman Falls Road remediation work Hinchinbrook Shire councillors and Queensland Reconstruction Authority representatives inspect the Wallaman Falls remediation work.

Remediation work on Wallaman Falls Road, near Ingham, to rectify damage from flooding last year has progressed significantly at affected sites.

Work on the $2.3 million project is being carried out by Hinchinbrook contractor Keita Services Pty Ltd.

Hinchinbrook Shire councillor Wally Skinner said work was progressing well and that recent heavy rain had not affected progress. 

“The Wallaman Falls remediation works are very significant works for the district,” Cr Skinner said.

“Currently on site, toe walls have been poured and over 8000 tonnes of rock protection has been installed.

“Anchor bolts nine metres in length are being installed to stabilise the existing surface and, once completed, the remaining rock fill will be placed.

“The road to Wallaman remains open, however we ask that drivers remain alert and drive to conditions.”

Mayor Ramon Jayo said the use of local contractors and suppliers was an extremely positive attribute of the project.

“The council is very pleased to see that local contractors are completing the works, with machinery, traffic control, materials and concrete also being sourced from local suppliers,” Cr Jayo said.

“Projects such as this have a positive economic benefit for the community, keeping money in the district and ensuring ongoing employment opportunities are available locally.”

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