Mirror Bend Realignment – Cape Tribulation Road (“The Daintree”), Far North Qld

Wet Tropics Management Authority 

Summary

Environment North obtained a permit from the Wet Tropics Management Authority for widening the picturesque Cape Tribulation Road in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area at the “Mirror Bend” to improve safety.

This involved documenting need, consideration of prudent and feasible alternatives.

We also provided environmental design advice for the treatment of new embankments and cuttings to WTMA’s requirements.

Innovation/Distinguishing Features

Selection of an environmental engineering solution that balanced visual amenity and habitat values with engineering, safety, and cost criteria.