Road Network

As a result of three flood events in 2022 the Gympie region received significant damage to the majority of our road network. Many roads sustaining varying levels of damage from minor to significant. The early damage estimate places the combined cost to council between $90 - $100 million over the three floods.

Remediation and resilience building of damaged assets has a high-cost impact on Council.  Where possible, Council is working with State and Federal governments to access funds through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangement (DRFA) which is administered by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority. 

Click here to see the construction schedule

To view councils annual program, visit our Roadworks Schedule page

Works in progress

At roads identified in council's flood recovery works residents can expect to see ‘Building Resilient Region’ construction signage like the one on the right. Over the next few years council will be delivering ‘construction packages’ on a priority basis.

BuildingrrConstruction Package 01 & 02

  • Package 01 consist of 26 roads.
  • Package 02 was recently awarded and consist of 125 roads.

To view which roads are included in these packages see the documents at the bottom of the page.

Council are making their way through an extensive list of flood damaged roads, the roads identified are the first of many to be completed in the next few years. We thank the community for their patience.


Flood Damage Mapping

To view the total reported damage in the region, view our flood damage mapping, click here. The blue inverted triangles are identified damages caused by the floods, as council’s crews progress with the restoration and betterment works the triangles will turn into orange ticks

Check out our journey in Building a Resilient Region

Construction Package affected resident FAQS

  • Every road is different, please see the upcoming works schedule above. If your road doesn’t have a timeframe listed next to it, please check back at a later time. (The schedule is updated monthly). Please note all timeframes are subject to weather and construction conditions.

  • Yes. Where access issues are unavoidable, crews will discuss with property owners prior.
  • 6am – 6pm unless specified otherwise in the schedule of works above.
  • The REPA (Reconstruction of Essential Public Asset) approved works for each road may vary depending on the extent of damages each section of road has sustained. QRA (Queensland Reconstruction Authority) is strict regarding the funds released for each road and only issues approvals for elected treatments on particularly damaged sections of road. Only QRA approved sections of road have received funding for repairs, resulting in varying treatments along REPA approved roads. Where applicable council is supplementing flood damage works on roads with routine maintenance activities such as formation grading, gravel re-sheeting and pavement repairs, covering sections of roads that are ineligible for flood recovery funding.

  • Construction Packages will be delivered by contractors to allow council to focus on its day to day operations. The contract is funded by the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangement (DRFA).
  • With the reconstruction activities some works need to be undertaken by varied and specialist contractors, and others can be done by council crews. This could result in unsealed road grading works being undertaken prior to repairs on a sealed section of road, or vice versa. Sealed sections of roads may see drainage repairs undertaken prior to road surface repairs being performed. This logic allows reconstruction resources to be allocated to where the need is most, and works are cost-effective.

Other Common FAQs

  • Council captured detailed images of the complete road network in May/June 2022. Council has developed a mapping tool to show the location, status, and details of damages across the region. This mapping tool can be viewed above.

    Should wet weather occur, locations may see on-going and new damages appear. Damage identification is being supplemented through inspections by our civil consultancy company.

  • Reconstruction works have commenced and will continue until at least 2024.

    • Road repairs are assessed against relevant criteria associated with the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) administered through the Queensland Disaster Funding Guidelines (QDFG). Council submit damage claims and evidence to the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) prior to receiving approval to undertake reconstruction works. This is a detailed and at times lengthy process given the amount of public funds being dealt with and the extent of disaster events across Queensland in 2022.
    • Eligible network damages are prioritised by Council against a multi-criteria process. The process assesses the road with respect to traffic volume, function, public transportation needs, provision of access for emergency services, regional significance (industry, agriculture, schooling), extents and type of damage. At times this may result in a major road having repairs being undertaken while minor side roads are not attended to at this stage. This rationale allows reconstruction resources to be allocated to where the need is most at that time.
  • Under the QDFG Council can only return a road asset to its pre-disaster function. Where applicable Council is supplementing flood damage works on roads with routine maintenance activities such as formation grading, gravel re-sheeting and pavement repairs, covering sections of roads that are ineligible for flooding recovery funding. Locations that have experienced continued or significant flood event damage are being assessed for QRA Betterment Funding, allowing an asset to be upgraded to increase its resilience.

  • Post flood event/s Council undertook emergency works to repair road assets to a temporary state to maintain a level of safety and function, while attending to as many such situations in a relatively short 90 day period. These locations will ultimately be assessed and repaired through the REPA funding program or if ineligible through Council routine maintenance programs. Should wet weather occur, damage to the road network is inevitable and Council will monitor the network and undertake repairs as resources allow.

  • Under the Queensland Disaster Funding Guidelines Council can only apply for funding on roads that have been maintained by Council

  • Under the Reconstruction of Essential Public Assets (REPA) definition those assets are classed as being ineligible. Funding to repair such flood damage assets will be sought through alternative funding programs if and when they become available, or future council capital works or maintenance programs.

  • Council will only be undertaking REPA works on the Council controlled road network. Works required on the State Controlled Road Network will be co-ordinated by the Department of Transport and Main Roads, e.g. Tin Can Bay Road, Mary Valley Road, Glastonbury Road, Yabba Creek Road, Bruce Highway and others.

    Details of the State Controlled Road Network for the Wide Bay Burnett District can be found at

    Issues or concerns relating to the state road network should be referred to the Department of Transport and Main Roads on Ph 13 23 80.


REPA Project Information Sheets

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