FINAL STAGES: Repairs on giant sink hole take shape
CREWS will begin the final stages of repair work this week on a giant sinkhole that opened up in Sunrise Beach and threatened to swallow properties earlier this year.
A storm in January destroyed a section of Tingira Cres in Sunrise Beach and after months of work crews are ready for the final stages of rebuilding.
Work will begin this week to reinstate the footpath and Noosa Council Infrastructure services director Carl Billingham said crews and contractors have done a superb job rebuilding the road so far.
"We had to virtually start from scratch after half the road was swallowed up by the heavy rainfall event," he said.
"Kerb and channel has been completed, Unitywater has reinstated the water main and landscaping and revegetation is currently underway."
Mr Billingham said sealing the road should happen shortly after Easter.
"This work could take several days so we're still a few weeks away from reopening the road to traffic, but the crews have done an exceptional job so far,"
"We certainly want to thank the local residents for their patience and understanding, as this was a significant project and the end result will certainly improve the life cycle of this road," Mr Billingham said.
Work is also progressing well on a nearby erosion of a slope at Ross Crescent at Sunshine Beach, which occurred in the same rainfall event.
Soil nails and matting have been installed to stabilise the soil mass on the slope to prevent further erosion.
Mr Billingham said work on reinforcing the embankment should start shortly to protect the pathway on Ross Crescent as well as sewer and stormwater infrastructure.