Flood Restoration - Roads & Bridges Update (April 2024)


Please note, several road and bridge projects progressing concurrently, below are updates for some projects progressing this month. Please check the 'Projects By Name' and select the road name for latest updates. Additionally, if there is a road you would like specific flood restoration updates on, please register your contact details via our notification list form.


‘Thirst for Legacy’ – CMC Community Spirit in Nimbin
In a heart warming display of community spirit, the CMC team involved in the Nimbin Road project recently rallied together to support the Nimbin Bowling Club. Their initiative involved recycling cans and bottles collected from their work site, with the proceeds earmarked for a noble cause: funding the installation of a BBQ area at the club. CMC head office joined in on the idea, matching the money the team raised. The Nimbin Bowlo is a non-for-profit establishment, mostly managed by dedicated volunteers, so they were very appreciative of the kind gesture. Last month the dedicated team volunteered to lay down the concrete slab. Soon other organisations came to the party with Holcim Concrete Lismore providing a discount on the concrete to fit into the budget and Nimbin Hardware donating two sheets of mesh. Additionally, several locals donated their time along with the CMC staff to place and finish the slab. CMC donated labour and supervision, as you can see from the photos many locals also provided supervision of their own. This act of gratitude was CMC’s way of expressing appreciation to the local community for their unwavering support during the team’s time in our region. Their commitment to both the project and the community exemplifies the positive impact that collaborative efforts can have. LCC would like to thank the project team for their generosity and community-minded approach!

Black Road
The causeway has been resurfaced following recent deterioration by high water flows. The road is now repaired and new guideposts installed.

Coraki Road
Geotechnical works are completed on Coraki Road they will enable engineers to design and construct remediation works to deliver roads that are safer and more durable. The design phase is now in progress.

Guardrails Projects
The Flood Recovery Guardrail replacement multisite works are now complete. A recent project included the installation of guardrails at Kyogle Street and Oakey Creek Bridge. Thanks to all motorists for their patience during the works.

Road Maintenance Works - Gwynne Road, Stony Chute Road & Tuntable Falls Road
Maintenance crews were busy inspecting and providing maintenance on many roads throughout the region. To improve road conditions, crews continued to provide pothole repairs on Tuntable Falls Road and Stony Chute Road along with grading and pothole repairs on Gwynne and Yeager roads. Priority works have also commenced for Zouch Road involving a light grade and repairs to the road surface.

Rosebank Road
Landslip restorations are complete at Rosebank Road. The works involved reinstating the property access track and restoring the batter and table drain along the road edge.


Crofton Road
Road pavement restoration works are well on the way on Crofton Road. The works will be ongoing for approximately two to three months, subject to weather conditions. The road will remain open under traffic control to have minimal impact on residents, please allow extra time for delays.

Eureka Road, Graham Road & Haywood Lane
Works have commenced on the culvert to bridge structure replacement project at Haywood Lane. Construction has begun on installation of side tracks with piling to follow next month.

Gungas Road
Works commenced at the end of April on Gungas Road to desilt the creek crossing at Black Sheep. This will involve the removal of debris to allow for further rectification works.

Newton Drive
Works have commenced on several minor upslope landslips and a single pipe culvert. However, these works were heavily impacted this month due to weather conditions. During May, work crews are hoping for favourable weather to assist with making good progress at the sites. Works will continue to be completed under traffic control and will have minimal impact on the residents in this area.

Nimbin Road
Works are nearing completion on Nimbin Road at the site near Shipway Road. During the past month, works were completed for the construction drainage along the retaining wall and placement of road base layers along the full width of the road. The road has now been sealed with asphalt and guardrails installed. Remaining work includes line marking and the installation of guideposts. The road is due to be officially opened on 11 May.

Rogerson Road
Through successful collaboration with environmental professionals the juvenile micro bats were temporary relocated during April. Works were able to commence April 29, to start on the culvert replacement project. Thank you to the community for your understanding and patience while we relocated this projected species.

Terania Creek – Bridge Updates
Project is underway for bridge 1, 2 and 3. Bridge 3 has new concrete bridge approaches and scour protection completed with guardrail installation scheduled during early May. After this, installation of lateral restrains brackets will follow. Approximately 50% of bridge 2 and 1 have side track installations complete. These will continue during May, subject to weather conditions. Once completed, installation of concrete approaches and guard rail for bridges 2 and 1 will follow.

Upper Tuntable Falls Road
Works are underway on Landslip DM01184 near the Tuntable Falls Co-Op. However recent rain delayed the excavation process on site, weather permitting, the works are expected to take an extra three weeks. Once completed, works will commence on Landslip DM01183, located approximately 500m North of DM01184.


Blue Knob Road
Works will commence in May on two landslip sites identified on the below map. These works will occur for approximately 12 months. The road will remain open under stop go traffic control to have minimal impact on residents.
Branch Creek Road
Works are progressing for the design phase of the Branch Creek culvert replacement project. IFC drawings have been issued with procurement of pre-cast components and piling underway. Construction is expected to commence in Sept.

Cawongla Road
Weather pending, pipe scour protection will be undertaken in May under single lane traffic control.

Milgate Road
During last month grading work was completed on Milgate Road. The design for the culvert is underway and a notice will be provided on these works in the next few months.

Oakey Creek Road
In May, works will commence for temporary landslip repair works identified on the below map for approximately two to four weeks. The road will remain open under stop go traffic control to have minimal impact on residents.
Patterson Road
Work is progressing for the design phase of the Paterson Road culvert replacement project with the RFQ issued for design of culvert replacement with a new bridge structure.

Categories: Black Road, Coraki Road, Gwynne Road, Stony Chute Road, Tuntable Falls Road, Rosebank Road, Crofton Road, Eureka Road, Graham Road, Haywood Lane, Gungas Road, Newton Drive, Nimbin Road, Rogerson Road, Terania Creek Road, Upper Tuntable Falls Road, Blue Knob Road, Branch Creek Road, Cawongla Road, Milgate Road, Patterson Road
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