Betterment: Villis Bridge

Scenic Rim Regional Council

  • Villis Bridge is located on Niebling Road and is the only access road for approximately 12 properties.
  • High velocity flooding in the 2013 Severe Tropical Cyclone Oswald event tore the bridge from its foundation and washed it downstream.
  • Niebling Road was closed for up to three weeks following the event and an alternative route through private property was established to provide access to residents, primary producers and freighting services.
  • The Betterment project constructed a new, safer concrete Villis Bridge, as well as stream bank protection for 30 metres either side of the bridge increasing its resilience.
  • It has since been impacted by seven natural disaster events (one in 2017, two in 2020, one in 2021 and three in 2022) and has remained undamaged and functional throughout

Restoration: $1,597,077
Betterment: $232,845
Avoided cost over seven events: $11,179,537