Cloncurry Sedan Dip Road better than ever
Sedan Dip Road in Cloncurry has been rebuilt better than ever after it was damaged by the monsoon and floods in February 2019.
The roadworks received $9.4 million in Betterment funding under the joint Australian and Queensland Governments’ Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.
Sedan Dip Road provides essential access for livestock from major pastoral operations across two shires.
Flooding rain from the Monsoon Trough in 2019 resulted in a loss of gravel, major washouts and covered multiple sections of the road in large amounts of silt and debris, cutting the road off for an extended period of time.
Cloncurry Shire Council has used the betterment funding to stabilise and seal the road, improving its resilience in wet conditions and shortening the duration of road closures following a weather event.
Improvement projects, such as the upgrades to Sedan Dip Road, provided big benefits to the community.
This investment has allowed the Cloncurry Shire Council to increase the longevity of the road, giving primary producers the ability to move to and from their properties as needed.
The Sedan Dip Road Betterment works were delivered through the $242 million extraordinary assistance package funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).