Hinterland’s ‘Goat Track’ to reopen next week

There’s some relief for long-suffering hinterland residents with the Goat Track set to reopen next week, a month ahead of schedule.

The section of Tamborine Mountain Rd has been closed since December 2020 following a massive landslide.

Transport and Main Roads had previously announced the road would reopen in September but it will now partially reopen on Monday.


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Reconstruction works have seen 20,000 tonnes of debris removed from the site.

Crews have also spent months stabilising the slope and installing 300 rock anchors as well as a large amount of rock-catching fencing.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey confirmed the road is now safe enough to reopen early.

“It’ll remain a single lane only in some sections. I think people who know the road will appreciate that and just be careful around any traffic signals and that sort of thing,” Mr Bailey told the ABC.