A present for Christmas Creek Road

Jenny and Mick Young
Jenny and Mick Young

FRUSTRATED residents living along Christmas Creek Road will be pleased to hear that work on repairing the flood damaged sections of their bumpy thoroughfare will begin in two months time.

Jenny Young has been living along Christmas Creek Road since the 80’s and has been waiting patiently for the work to start since they were promised it was going to start last year.

“We were told it was going to begin in December, but nothing has happened and we are still replacing tyres on our cars and dodging witch’s hats,” she said.

Following her recent phone call to the Beaudesert Bulletin we reached out to Scenic Rim Regional Council and local Councillor Virginia West to try and get an update on the much needed fix.

Council replied saying the work, which will entail a significant amount for the sealed portion of Christmas Creek Road, will begin in April. 

Cr West said it was unfortunate that Council had to wait some time for funding for the project, but if they didn’t the burden would fall on local ratepayers.

“More than $1m has been approved to undertake Betterment (improvement) works which include pavement stabilisations in addition to the more than $500,000 that has been approved under Reconstruction of Essential Public Assets (REPA) to undertake pavement repair works,” she said. 

The funding for the approved works comes through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments and is managed by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA).

The proposed date for completion is September 2024.

Cr West said she would like to thank those using Christmas Road for their patience while funding was secured.

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