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  • Road Speed Limits (Jul 2023)

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    How Road Speed Limits are set

    As our roads continue to improve after the 2022 natural disaster, it is important that we all adhere to posted speed limits as they are designed to protect you and others on the road.

    Speed limits are set to ensure drivers can safely respond to potential risks on the road. They are set to manage the risk of crashes and minimise the force that road users are exposed to.

    Speed limits and reviews are managed by Transport for NSW (TfNSW), not Council, and are determined by several crucial factors. These include:

    • Crash risk
    • Road characteristics (alignment, lane width and access points)
    • Road function
    • Roadside development
    • Traffic characteristics
    • At-risk locations
    • The presence of vulnerable road users


    For the most up to date information about speed limits and how they are set go to https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au

    To provide feedback on current speed limits or changes to speed limits go to https://www.saferroadsnsw.com.au/haveyoursay.aspx

  • Industry Briefing Highlights Opportunities for Major Flood Restoration Works

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    Local contractors and prominent construction companies gathered at Southern Cross University on Monday for an industry briefing hosted by Lismore City Council. The purpose of the briefing was to provide key insights into the upcoming flood restoration works following the February 2022 natural disaster.

    The briefing session provided a comprehensive overview of the procurement strategy for the upcoming works. This included the selection process for appointing a Managing Contractor.

    Brendan Logan, Council’s Chief Operating Officer, said the industry briefing helped to foster collaboration and engagement between local businesses and the potential managing contractor.

    “The briefing presented an opportunity for local businesses to establish new connections. It allowed them to actively participate in a project that could have significant benefits for their business,” he said.

    During the briefing, the scope of works was outlined and attendees received updates on the more than 2000 specific damage sites across 400+ road and bridge assets.

    At the conclusion of the briefing, a networking event was held to provide local businesses an opportunity to form relationships with some of the industry’s most experienced companies.

    The Flood Recovery team has already completed $13 million of emergency works and $17 million of Immediate Restoration Works. The works to date were completed using both internal resources and local contractors.

    Funding for the project will be provided by the Commonwealth through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

    The managing contractor scope is expected to go to market in August 2023, followed by another briefing session, site visit and workshops. Evaluation and award of the contract are expected to take place in December.

    For further information on the briefing or the upcoming flood restoration works, please contact Council on 6625 0500 or email floodrecoveryroadsbridges@lismore.nsw.gov.au

  • Lismore City Council awards tender for Nimbin Road landslip remediation

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    Lismore City Council has awarded the tender for the remediation of landslips on Nimbin Road to Civil Mining and Construction Pty Ltd. This significant milestone marks another step towards enabling the area to remain a thriving tourist destination.

    Two landslip sites on Nimbin Road were identified as significantly impacted by the February 2022 natural disaster through pre and post disaster assessments.

    Council has prioritised this project, working in collaboration with state authorities. The roadworks will not only provide a safe and well-designed route for locals and tourists, but will also re-establish access to other villages and cultural attractions in the region.

    Council’s Chief Operating Officer Brendan Logan said awarding this tender is a massive win for the Nimbin community.

    "The community has displayed remarkable resilience throughout the past year. Through this project, the road can be restored and the town can continue to thrive as a tourist hotspot," he said.

    Nimbin Village, renowned worldwide for its vibrant atmosphere, attracts thousands of tourists to the region. Awarding this tender will enable the landslip remediation project to commence, restoring dual lane access to the town for residents, businesses and tourists.

    The anticipated timeline for the works is approximately nine months, subject to weather conditions, specialist contractors, and material availability. During this period, traffic control lights and existing single lane traffic control measures will remain in place.

    The works will involve piling and retaining wall construction, pavement reconstruction, road reinstatement, installation of guardrail barriers, signage, guideposts and line marking. Road users are advised to follow signage and anticipate delays during the works.

    This project is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Government’s under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) with the funding administered by Transport for NSW.

    If you have any inquiries or feedback, or if you want to provide your contact information for project updates, please contact Council on 6625 0500 or email floodrecoveryroadsbridges@lismore.nsw.gov.au. Please mention 'Nimbin Road - April Update' in the subject line.

  • New interactive map for major flood restoration works

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    Flood restoration works are critical to repairing damages caused by previous natural disasters and getting life back on track. However, these works can be complex, especially when dealing with large-scale disasters like the February 2022 event. At Lismore City Council, we understand the challenges that come with flood restoration works, and the Flood Recovery – Roads and Bridges team are proud to launch our new interactive mapping service.

    The interactive map, featured on the flood restoration Your Say website, focuses on major flood recovery works within the Lismore Local Government Area to assist the community with finding efficient, up-to-date information. Within the map, you can search for local roads to identify surrounding damaged locations. The damages feature on the map as blue diamonds; when clicking on a damage, a popup box will appear providing the following information;

    • Event Number
    • Damage Number
    • Damage Description
    • Current Status
    • Proposed Remediation
    • Expected Commencement
    • Site Photo

    Our interactive map is user-friendly and easy to navigate, allowing users to zoom in and out, switch between damages, and access detailed information about each site. This functionality benefits residents surrounding these damaged areas by providing critical insights, proposed remediation works and estimated timeframes. Please note, timeframes are subject to change in the next few months as the project delivery strategy evolves.

    Should you wish to contact us directly with any questions or comments, please call (02) 6625 0500 or email floodrecoveryroadsbridges@lismore.nsw.gov.au and include the title ‘Flood Restoration – Major Flood Recovery Works Map.’


    Disclaimer: This tool has been provided by Lismore City Council to provide up to date information on the status of the flood damaged Council assets. The identified locations are the projects considered for EPAR funding provided by the Australian Commonwealth under the DRFA guidelines. The information provided on this tool is general in nature and subject to change based on final design calculations, funding approvals, and changing site circumstances. This data is frequently updated to provide the community with the latest information. When contacting Council, please reference the location damage number.




  • Flood Restoration - Roads & Bridges Update (Apr 2023)

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    ROADS & BRIDGES FLOOD RESTORATION PROJECT UPDATE

    Please note, there are several road and bridge projects progressing concurrently. Below are updates of 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.


    CURRENT WORKS

    Mackie Road

    The Mackie Road culvert to bridge replacement at Johnston Creek works are currently underway and on schedule. Works began on March 10th with successful delivery of bridge components to the site. Currently, pavement works are occurring on the bridge approaches as pictured below. The project works are planned for completion in June 2023, subject to fine weather. Due to the nature of the works a full 24-hour hard road closure will continue around the site location until mid-June 2023. For further details and to view a map of the works, please visit the Mackie Road bridge update link below: https://yoursay.lismore.nsw.gov.au/maintaining-our-roads-and-bridges/news_feed/mackie-road-bridge-feb-2023


    FUTURE WORKS

    Industry Briefing

    Local businesses and experienced organisations are invited to attend an industry briefing and networking session hosted by Lismore City Council as part of the selection process to appoint a Managing Contractor to deliver flood-restoration works on our roads and bridges.

    The February 2022 natural disaster caused significant damage across Lismore’s extensive road network, with an initial estimated cost of between $150 million and $200 million.

    Lismore City Council’s Roads and Bridges Project Director, Alan Madden, said the Industry Briefing on Monday, 15 May was a milestone in Lismore’s recovery.

    “Over the last 14 months, Council has undertaken extensive emergency road works to ensure communities are not isolated. We are now at the next crucial stage of the rebuild,” he said.

    “The extent of the damage, and the highly specialist expertise needed in second stage of the rebuild, is nothing short of massive and is beyond the capacity of Council, particularly as we also need to complete our “business as usual’ works.

    “The briefing is also an opportunity for our local suppliers to form relationships with some of the industry’s most experienced companies. The size and scope of the project means the successful managing contractor will need the assistance of many local contractors,” Alan said.

    “Thankfully, it’s not every day a project of this size and complexity comes along, so I encourage all relevant businesses to attend and find out how they can get involved.”

    The briefing will explain how the selection process works for the Roads and Bridges Recovery Program. While attendance is not mandatory to submit a tender, it is encouraged as important information will be shared about the project before the tender is advertised.

    Following the briefing, attendees will enjoy light refreshments and networking opportunities. This is an excellent opportunity for local suppliers to connect with potential clients and participate in a project that could have significant benefits for their business.

    The event will take place on Monday, 15 May, at 10am at Southern Cross University, Lismore.

    Registration is required to attend the event and can be completed through Eventbrite at the following link: https://LCCindustrybriefing.eventbrite.com.au

  • Industry Briefing - Managing Contractor

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    Industry Briefing Event

    Lismore City Council invites suitably qualified and experienced organisations to attend an industry briefing to provide an overview for selection of a Managing Contractor to deliver flood restoration works on roads and bridges.

    This briefing session provides an overview of the selection process for the Roads and Bridges Recovery Program. Attendance is not mandatory to submit a conforming tender however, companies are encouraged to attend to learn more about the project prior to tender being advertised. Light refreshments and networking available at the conclusion of the presentation.

    The event will be held at 10am on Monday the 15th of May 2023 at Southern Cross University Lismore, U-Block in Room U2.31. An overview of the campus has been provided below.

    Registration for the event is required through Eventbrite, please visit the link below: https://LCCindustrybriefing.eventbrite.com.au


  • COUNCIL’S IMMEDIATE RESPONSE TO DAMAGED ROAD NETWORK

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    This week we have focused on updating the community about the extensive road repair work that lays ahead following the 28 February natural disaster and March flood.
    Council estimates that the flooding disaster caused more than $350 million worth of damage to Council assets and infrastructure.


    Out of that total, the estimated damage to our roads and bridges network is $200 million.


    To put this into perspective, Council assessed that 90% of our 1200km road network had suffered extensive damage.


    There has also been much damage to many bridges, causeways, reinforced concrete pipes, reinforced concrete box culverts and footpaths across our road network.
    Landslips have also reduced traffic to single lanes on some key access roads.


    Immediately after flood waters receded, our road crews conducted emergency repairs on more than 80 roads to allow access for residents. Several construction crews worked extended hours to ensure damaged roads were reopened/made safe as soon as possible.


    Council continues to repair more road damage with new works starting on a weekly basis, thanks to funding and support from State and Federal governments.
    Currently we are working on the following roads:


    - Wyrallah Road
    - Duncan Road
    - Keerrong Road
    - Repentance Creek Road
    - Terania Creek Road
    - Wallace Road
    - Black Road
    - The Channon Road


    You can keep up to date on the progress of works on these roads by going to our Your Say Lismore site www.yoursay.lismore.nsw.gov.au.
    For more significant damage, we need to work with geotechnical engineers and start design and investigation work to deliver restoration. Restoration work of this nature can be quite complex to deliver and is exacerbated by demand for contractors in the area.


    Council will work with state agencies and other local councils in the Northern Rivers to coordinate efforts where possible.
    Council has released a document called the Flood Response report which examines the impact of the 28 February natural disaster and March flood, and Council’s initial response to restore basic services in more detail.


    You can view that document which explains about the wider response beyond just roads by visiting Council’s website at www.lismore.nsw.gov.au under Council & Engagement tab.