Flood Restoration - Roads & Bridges

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You will find all the latest repair works for Flood Recovery - Roads and Bridges. All current works that have updates are categorised by project name. If viewing via a smartphone, you can find the 'Projects by Name' at the bottom of this page.


Why was this page designed?

Since the February 2022 natural disaster, we have had an extended period of wet weather, which has significantly affected our road network. It rained three out of four days between November 2021 and April 2022.

This resulted in 90% of our 1200km road network suffering extensive damage, with an estimated $200 million to rebuild and repair. Significant damage also occurred to many bridges, causeways, reinforced concrete pipes, reinforced concrete box culverts and footpaths across our road network. Some key access roads have been reduced to single lanes due to landslips.

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. As the repairs progress, we will provide more detailed updates on the specific flood-related damage to our road network and information on how you can report damaged roads to Council.

Assessments are underway at the larger and more complex damaged sites. There are specific engineering tasks in some areas which are necessary and will take time. Some sites may see temporary measures such as side-track access, temporary pothole repair and gravel roads before permanent construction works at these locations commence. Planning will continue to ensure works are undertaken as quickly as possible. Priorities are based on public safety with consideration of further damage, maintaining access and links between communities, hierarchy of roads and efficiency of results.


What process does Council have to go through when we have a 'disaster event'?

When we experience a natural disaster such as a flood event, which causes significant damage to our infrastructure, there are a number of steps that Council has to go through, like an insurance claim process. Council identifies, assesses and then makes a claim for the damage from the appropriate funding body. As we do not have the money to pay for these kind of extraordinary events from our day to day budgets. There are strict rules regarding documentation.

There are multiple steps in this process including design investigation, final design, approval, scheduling of work crews and/or engagement of contractors so there can be a long lag time from the actual event to the rectification works being started and completed. The table below shows further details and indicative timings for the steps in this process: (All timings are subject to weather, contractor and material availability)


Major Flood Recovery Works Map

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 are proud to launch this interactive map focusing on major flood recovery works within the Lismore LGA to assist the community with finding efficient, up-to-date information. Please note, timeframes are subject to change in the next few months as the project delivery strategy evolves.

Click here to view the interactive 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.


Further Information

  1. Report a road hazard or pothole
  2. Information on current delays, accidents and road closures in the Northern Rivers
  3. Register your details to receive flood restoration updates for specific roads via our notification list

You will find all the latest repair works for Flood Recovery - Roads and Bridges. All current works that have updates are categorised by project name. If viewing via a smartphone, you can find the 'Projects by Name' at the bottom of this page.


Why was this page designed?

Since the February 2022 natural disaster, we have had an extended period of wet weather, which has significantly affected our road network. It rained three out of four days between November 2021 and April 2022.

This resulted in 90% of our 1200km road network suffering extensive damage, with an estimated $200 million to rebuild and repair. Significant damage also occurred to many bridges, causeways, reinforced concrete pipes, reinforced concrete box culverts and footpaths across our road network. Some key access roads have been reduced to single lanes due to landslips.

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. As the repairs progress, we will provide more detailed updates on the specific flood-related damage to our road network and information on how you can report damaged roads to Council.

Assessments are underway at the larger and more complex damaged sites. There are specific engineering tasks in some areas which are necessary and will take time. Some sites may see temporary measures such as side-track access, temporary pothole repair and gravel roads before permanent construction works at these locations commence. Planning will continue to ensure works are undertaken as quickly as possible. Priorities are based on public safety with consideration of further damage, maintaining access and links between communities, hierarchy of roads and efficiency of results.


What process does Council have to go through when we have a 'disaster event'?

When we experience a natural disaster such as a flood event, which causes significant damage to our infrastructure, there are a number of steps that Council has to go through, like an insurance claim process. Council identifies, assesses and then makes a claim for the damage from the appropriate funding body. As we do not have the money to pay for these kind of extraordinary events from our day to day budgets. There are strict rules regarding documentation.

There are multiple steps in this process including design investigation, final design, approval, scheduling of work crews and/or engagement of contractors so there can be a long lag time from the actual event to the rectification works being started and completed. The table below shows further details and indicative timings for the steps in this process: (All timings are subject to weather, contractor and material availability)


Major Flood Recovery Works Map

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 are proud to launch this interactive map focusing on major flood recovery works within the Lismore LGA to assist the community with finding efficient, up-to-date information. Please note, timeframes are subject to change in the next few months as the project delivery strategy evolves.

Click here to view the interactive 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.


Further Information

  1. Report a road hazard or pothole
  2. Information on current delays, accidents and road closures in the Northern Rivers
  3. Register your details to receive flood restoration updates for specific roads via our notification list
  • Stony Chute Road - Traffic Alert (May 2024)

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    Council wishes to advise of upcoming works on Stony Chute Road. The works will occur for approximately three to four weeks from 15 May 2024, subject to weather conditions.


    The road will remain open with works completed under single lane, stop/go traffic control to have minimal impact on residents. Motorists will be notified of road changes via roadside signage and updated through www.livetraffic.com. There will be no impact to Emergency services vehicles. Please adhere to all road signs and directions from any traffic controllers and ensure extra care is taken around workers on foot.

    We apologise in advance for any disruptions you may experience while we carry out this essential work.


    What are the works?
    Following the February 2022 natural disaster, Stony Chute Road suffered extensive damage. Funding has now been secured for restoration works identified on the below map.


    Further Information
    Should you wish to contact us directly with any questions or comments, or register your contact details to receive updates, please call (02) 6625 0500 or email floodrecoveryroadsbridges@lismore.nsw.gov.au and include the title ‘Stony Chute Road – May 2024 Update.’

  • Flood Restoration - Roads & Bridges Update (April 2024)

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    ROADS & BRIDGES FLOOD RESTORATION PROJECT UPDATE

    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.

    COMPLETED WORKS

    ‘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.


    CURRENT WORKS

    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.


    FUTURE WORKS

    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.

  • Tuntable Creek Road - Reopened (23 April 2024)

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    Tuntable Creek Road – Road Open (3:30pm, 23 April 2024)

    Tuntable Creek Road has reopened after the shutdown due to rainfall. We apologise to the community for the inconvenience caused and delays in travelling alternative routes.

    As the site has not had its permanent repair designed and constructed, a management plan is in place which requires visual inspections, geotechnical instrument readings, surveying monitoring, rain records and photograph evidence.

    In the event of rainfall exceeding our trigger level or other significant changes the temporary track will be closed again at short notice.

    Please contact floodrecoveryroadsbridges@lismore.nsw.gov.au with the subject ‘Tuntable Creek Road notification list’ to register your contact details to receive updates.

    We also have an SMS notification list you can join, simply email your mobile number and name to be added with the subject Tuntable Creek Road SMS List.

    To receive updates on Tuntable Creek Road and any other flood restoration roads, please register your contact details via our notification list form.

  • Tuntable Creek Road - Road Closure (21 April 2024)

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    Tuntable Creek Road - Road Closure (21 April 2024)

    Tuntable Creek Road between Rose Road and Beardow Road will be closed at 3pm today until further notice due to significant rainfall.

    We apologise for the short notice and thank the community for their understanding.

    Live Traffic Information
    https://www.livetraffic.com/incident-details/174116

  • Blue Knob Road - Landslip Works (Apr 2024)

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    Council wishes to advise of upcoming works at two sites on Blue Knob Road. The works will occur for approximately 12 months, from 24 April 2024, subject to weather conditions.

    The road will remain open on a single lane basis under stop go traffic control to have minimal impact on residents. Motorists will be notified of road changes via roadside signage and updated through www.livetraffic.com. There will be no impact to Emergency services vehicles. Please adhere to all road signs and directions from any traffic controllers and ensure extra care is taken around workers on foot.

    We apologise in advance for any disruptions you may experience while we carry out this essential work.

    What are the works?
    Following the February 2022 natural disaster, Blue Knob Road suffered extensive damage. Funding has now been secured for restoration works on the two land slips on the below map.
    Further Information
    Should you wish to contact us directly with any questions or comments, or register your contact details to receive updates, please call (02) 6625 0500 or email floodrecoveryroadsbridges@lismore.nsw.gov.au and include the title ‘Blue Knob Road – April 2024 Update.’

  • Oakey Creek Road - Temporary Landslip Repairs (Apr 2024)

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    Council wishes to advise of upcoming works on Oakey Creek Road. The temporary land slip repair works will occur for approximately two to four weeks, from early May 2024 subject to weather conditions.

    The road will remain open but with works completed under stop/go, traffic control to have minimal impact on residents. Motorists will be notified of road changes via roadside signage and updated through www.livetraffic.com. There will be no impact to Emergency services vehicles. Please adhere to all road signs and directions from any traffic controllers and ensure extra care is taken around workers on foot.

    We apologise in advance for any disruptions you may experience while we carry out this essential work.

    What are the works?
    Following the February 2022 natural disaster, Oakey Creek Road suffered extensive damage. Funding has now been secured for temporary land slip repair works identified on the map below.

    Further Information
    Should you wish to contact us directly with any questions or comments, or register your contact details to receive updates, please call (02) 6625 0500 or email floodrecoveryroadsbridges@lismore.nsw.gov.au and include the title ‘Oakey Creek Road – April 2024 Update.’

  • Dorroughby Road - Maintenance Works (Apr 2024)

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    Council wishes to advise that maintenance works on Dorroughby Road will require a temporary road change. The works will involve single lane traffic control of the road for from 18 April, for approximately two weeks, subject to change pending weather conditions.

    Road changes are required around the works zone identified on the section in the figure below. The works zone is located approximately 500 meters from the Dorroughby Road/Corndale Road intersection, between 791 Corndale Road and 65 Dorroughby Road.

    Emergency services vehicles will be accommodated. Please adhere to all road closed signs and directions from any traffic controllers.


    Further Information
    We apologise in advance for any disruptions you may experience while we carry out this essential work. Should you wish to contact us directly with any questions or comments, or register your contact details to receive updates, please call (02) 6625 0500 or email floodrecoveryroadsbridges@lismore.nsw.gov.au and include the title ‘Dorroughby Road – Apr 2024 Update.’

  • Magellan Street - Guardrail Works (Apr 2024)

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    Please note:

    The works for Magellan Street have been delayed. We will notify of commencement dates when reschedule. Thank you to the community for your patience and understanding during these works.



    Council wishes to advise of on going works on Magellan Street.
    Motorists will be notified of any road changes via roadside signage. There will be no impact to Emergency services vehicles. Please adhere to all road signs and directions from any traffic controllers and ensure extra care is taken around workers on foot.

    We apologise in advance for any disruptions you may experience while we carry out this essential work.

    What are the works?
    Funding was successfully secured for guardrail installation on several roads throughout the Lismore Shire. New guardrails will be installed on Magellan Street in the location identified on the map below.

    Further Information
    Should you wish to contact us directly with any questions or comments, or register your contact details to receive updates, please call (02) 6625 0500 or email floodrecoveryroadsbridges@lismore.nsw.gov.au and include the title ‘Magellan Street – March 2024 Update.’

  • Tuntable Creek Road - Reopened (5 April 2024)

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    Tuntable Creek Road – Road Open (5 April 2024)

    Tuntable Creek Road has reopened, 2pm 5 April 2024, after the shutdown due to rainfall. We apologise to the community for the inconvenience caused and delays in travelling alternative routes.

    As the site has not had its permanent repair designed and constructed, a management plan is in place which requires visual inspections, geotechnical instrument readings, surveying monitoring, rain records and photograph evidence.

    In the event of rainfall exceeding our trigger level or other significant changes the temporary track will be closed again at short notice.

    Please contact floodrecoveryroadsbridges@lismore.nsw.gov.au with the subject ‘Tuntable Creek Road notification list’ to register your contact details to receive updates.

    We also have an SMS notification list you can join, simply email your mobile number and name to be added with the subject Tuntable Creek Road SMS List.

    To receive updates on Tuntable Creek Road and any other flood restoration roads, please register your contact details via our notification list form.

  • Tuntable Creek Road - Road Closure (4 April 2024)

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    Tuntable Creek Road - Road Closure (4 April 2024)

    Tuntable Creek Road between Rose Road and Beardow Road will be closed at 11:00am today until further notice due to significant rainfall.

    We apologise for the short notice and thank the community for their understanding.

    Live Traffic Information
    https://www.livetraffic.com/incident-details/174116

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