TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION: The mud and debris left on Gloucester Ave following the mudslides at Hydeaway Bay in March.
TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION: The mud and debris left on Gloucester Ave following the mudslides at Hydeaway Bay in March.

Strong support for landslide group

THE Hydeaway Bay landslide action group has asked for Council support to take their safety concerns to the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) after being declared a natural disaster zone in March.

The action group formed last week and had 70 signatures of support on their letter which was sent to all three levels of Government.

Action group spokesman Dan Glasgow said the group had been swamped with support from the wider Hydeaway Bay community but now needed the support of Council.

The group is asking for a comprehensive geo-technical investigation of the area where the landslides took place.

It also wants to have a plan which shows what structural work needs to be done to protect lives and property from further landslides and suggested a buy back scheme may be a solution for property that cannot be protected within reasonable costs.

The group has asked council to help make a submission to the QRA so the affected areas of Hydeaway Bay may be eligible for funding.


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