REVEALED: Hinterland’s ‘Goat Track’ finally given reopening date

Officials have finally given a time frame for reopening the Goat Track in the Hinterland, a year and a half after it was shut due to a massive landslide during wild weather.

The cliff face on Tamborine Mountain Road has now been secured, allowing reconstruction work to repair significant damage along the actual road to get underway.

“The complex nature of the work zone and the incredibly steep terrain, on top of heavy rain periods, has meant reconstruction has taken longer than initially anticipated, but we are pleased to see significant progress being made,” Transport and Main Roads Acting South Coast Regional Director Andrew Wheeler said.


“The project team has successfully anchored large, unstable rocks and installed steel mesh on the cliff-face to stabilise the steep slope and restore safety.”

The works are expected to be finished within months, with the road to reopen to traffic by September.

“This has been a massive effort, with most of the work completed by workers hanging on ropes secured to the rock face,” Mr Wheeler said.

“A large catch fence has been installed on the upslope to reduce the risk of rock falls and ensure it is safe to work on the road below”.

Mr Wheeler thanked locals for their understanding during this time.

“We thank the local community and motorists for being patient as we work towards re-opening,” he said.

“We know this project has impacted residents and businesses, but safety has always been our number one priority.”