May 13, 2019

Drone pictures reveal storm scars in Douglas Shire

Drone pictures reveal storm scars in Douglas Shire Drone footage of the landslip on Upper Daintree Rd.

A 60m-high landslip near Daintree Village is among a swag of severe weather-related repairs for Douglas Shire Council recently.

New drone footage has revealed the extent of the massive Upper Daintree Rd landslip after council crews finished temporarily fixing and securing the area.

It comes as contractors continue installing 148 gabions to fix a landslip on Cape Tribulation Road at the Alexandra Range after recent rain delays.

HEH Civil, Saxon Drilling and FNQ Traffic control are involved in that job.

Douglas Shire Council Mayor Julia Leu said crews were striving to fix four significant landslips.

The two other significant landslips are located on Ponzo Road at Shannonvale and Syndicate Road at Miallo.

A landslip on Mossman-Daintree Rd at Rocky Point has been repaired.

The council faces a $16 million damage bill in total stemming from the monsoon event from January 25 to February 6 this year.

Cr Leu said the local recovery team would continue working with the Queensland Reconstruction Authority to restore the region.

“Council is striving to not only complete these repairs, but continue the level of service required and we ask for patience during this time,” she said.

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