Road to nowhere: Central Queensland community left powerless after Gibihi Road mining blast

Central Queensland community left powerless after mining road blastA Central Queensland community that lost access to a vital road after a routine mine blast has been told the road is unfixable and the only option is a new road on a new route.

Mining company Anglo American caused cracks up to 90 metres deep in Gibihi Road in November, closing it to the Moura community south-west of Rockhampton.

Both the Banana Shire Council and the community hoped a parallel road could be built, but a feasibility study by engineering company GHD found this was not an option.

Residents were told Anglo American will build a completely new road, which will take at least 15 months to build.

Gibihi Road resident Kristine Brown, who lost access to essential services, was counting on a parallel road that would bring her life back to normal.

via Road to nowhere: Central Queensland community left powerless after Gibihi Road mining blast – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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