Official cape road report from queensland government

Submitted: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 07:08
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Lakeland- laura will be open today

laura - hann will be open today

hann - coen work crews moving south from coen toward musgrave tp stabilise boggy areas grading expected to be complete to 30 k south of musgrave by this week end.

coen - archer river graders waiting at archer river to fall to 1m this is expected this week end

all the best
Eric



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Reply By: Sam from Weipa Auto Electrics - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 07:47

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 07:47
Woooohoooo in time for june hopefully.
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Reply By: draff - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 08:00

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 08:00
excellent news - thanks for posting this for all us southerners!
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Reply By: marion - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 08:16

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 08:16
Great udate thank you for taking the time to keep us posted. Cheers Marion
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Reply By: John - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 08:47

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 08:47
Hi Eric

do you think we will get from Cooktown to Musgrave via Lakefield soon.
I rang the National Parks and they said its up to the main roads dept and they say ask the national parks.It would not be the same going to the cape without visiting Lakefield, Iron Range and JArdine National Parks, we rely on forums like this one to fing out whats actually happening.
John
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 20:04

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 20:04
Eric posted 'Lakeland to Laura' open today....that's the really boggy bit across the Nifold Plain so perhaps the Battlecamp Rd from Lakeland into Cooktown is already open......aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh what a nice part of the world.
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Follow Up By: Muddy doe (SA) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 22:00

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 22:00
Hi Patrol

John said Lakefield not Lakelands. These are 2 different areas but are sometimes confused as the same thing.

Hi John
Yeap I agree......you can't go past and not stop in at Lakefield.

Cya
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 22:22

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 22:22
Yeah you're right I meant Lakefield viz my reference to the Nifold Plain
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Reply By: Member - RockyOne - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 09:10

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 09:10
Good on yer Eric..Good news for all you guys and us as well..Will contact you on your web site..Need a fix (an adventure..getting soft..bored) rgs Brian (RockyOne)
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 21:33

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 21:33
Sully's up fishing at Diamantina Lakes - launched his new canvas fold-up boat - nearly drowned! Got a few fish tho and eaten a lot of little black flies! LOL
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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 16:36

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 16:36
Thanks for the heads up Eric.
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 21:36

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 21:36
Good news Eric, make a few travellers out this way happier. Funny how they don't seem to have any concept of how inconvenienced people other than themselves (meaning those who live & work there) might be coping.
You back up there yet?
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Follow Up By: John - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 07:29

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 07:29
Hi Ruth, I think you are wrong about that. weI understand how inconvenienced the locals are and we also know how much the tourist dollar means to remote communities ans CARAVAN PARKS,that is why we havent cancelled our trip and use this forum as a way of communicating with the affected people to see if it is possible to visit. It is very easy to cancell holidays and go somewhere else.
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 20:47

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 20:47
Sorry John, I thank you for the fact that you are still planning to travel but from great experience I am able to say that you are in the minority - and I say that, not trying to be smart, nasty, horrible or anything like that, unfortunately, the general travelling public (this year, Gramps) has vocalised how inconvenienced they are by the Cyclone/rain damage and it is why I have a sign (courtesy of the Caravan Parks Association Inc of which I am a member) that the Caravan Parks (ergo anything to do with tourism) is alive and well in the north.
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Follow Up By: John - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 07:55

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 07:55
Hi Ruth, I understand what you are saying and I an proud to be in minority, I grew up in a country town and understand what country people are like.
These forums have given me a true picture of what is happening on the Cape and the problems people are living with.
WE started planning for this trip the day we got home from our last visit 2 years ago, we still plan on going in late June, if we cant well there is always next year if we can afford the fuel.
I think that because you are working in the tourism industry wou meet a lot of people, and manywho feel inconvenienced, just like a doctor whose patients mostly feel sick.
Thanks again and maybe we could visit Birdsville sometime.
were not all retired mexicans you know.
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Reply By: Member - Mal B - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 21:50

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 21:50
thanks eric on way sun 22 nd exspect to leave cairns 04 06 good news you banana benders are tops great work mal
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Reply By: Member - RockyOne - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 09:07

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 09:07
Hi Ruth ! Maybe Sully forgot that we usually have to soak a canvas water-bag before use..At least the water in his canvas craft would be filtered:-) I'm jealous of his fish catch but..Can just smell the cooking.Mmm! Curl-A Mou! Have fun Brian (RockyOne)
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