Park Road at Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is the gateway for 1 million visitors per year to the spectacular Noosa Heads National Park. In the mid 1990’s, a major rain event caused sections of the road to slip and temporary remedial works were undertaken to attempt to stabilise the slope. However, further investigative work in 2009 resulted in a recommendation that a permanent solution be found to stabilise this important lifeline for local residents and visitors. Finding a solution to stabilise the slope had to solve the following engineering and construction challenges;
- Preserve the vegetation on the down slope area to retain visual aesthetics and protect important koala habitat.
- Allow vehicle and pedestrian access through the site during construction.
- Retain the slope and protect the road users from