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
  • Our Weekly Pothole Repair Schedule - 11 July 2022

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    The sun is shining and our pothole repair crews are happy to be out filling as many potholes as they can this week.

    We know many in the community are frustrated by the state of our roads – so are we.

    In this Council’s first budget, an additional $3 million will be spent on repairing potholes across our road network compared to last year.

    This allows our crews to work as fast as they can to fix as many pothole as they can while the weather is good.

    Remember, you can always notify us about a new pothole by clicking here.

    This week, our pothole repair crews will be working on:

    👉 Rock Valley Road

    👉 Kyogle Road

    👉 Dunoon Road

    👉 Tweed Street, North Lismore

    👉 Taylors Road

    👉 Urban Streets in Lismore Heights

    👉 Urban Streets in North Lismore

    👉 Nimbin Road

    👉 Tregeagle Road

    👉 Rous Road.

  • Sealed Roads Program Update - July 2022

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    The following roads have been identified under the 2022-2023 Capital Works Roads Program Sealed Roads for minor raising of road levels and resurfacing. There is potential for a change in road levels between -150mm to +150mm (-/+300mm for O'Flynn Street), and resurfacing of the existing road width. Modifications to driveways may be required to match new levels.

    The projects are funded by Lismore City Council and are due to commence from mid-August. These works are subject to change to due weather conditions, availability of contractors and funding.

    If you have feedback on the planned works please use the 'Submissions' tab of this article HERE, email council@lismore.nsw.gov.au or contact 02 6625 0500 before 4pm Monday 15th August 2022. Please reference the road you would like to provide feedback on.

    During the works period, roads will be open to residential access only. Traffic controls will be in place during the roadwork period, which will cause minor delays and disruptions. Please note roadside signage, updates on myroadinfo and 'News Feed' updates in this online article for communication about temporary disruptions to your property access during this period.

    The following roads are proposed:

    Avondale Avenue


    Cathcart Street


    Ubrihien Street


    Pound Street


    College Road


    Phillip Street

    O'Flynn Street


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  • Current Road Project Updates - 5 July 2022

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    Fernside Bridge

    Following the 3.5tonne (GMV) restriction put in place, a temporary crossing (side-track) is being installed on the downstream side of the current bridge to provide heavy vehicle access across the creek. This side-track will be in place until Fernside Bridge is either repaired or replaced, pending NSW Government grant submission approval.

    Dunoon Road

    Dunoon Road works at Boomerang Creek were completed on June 28th 2022. Additional pothole repair works for Dunoon Road will be completed over the coming weeks.

    The Channon Road

    Geotechnical investigations have been completed for the slip behind the guardrail. Works will commence once the design of proposed embankment reconstruction is finalised. The scope of works required to heavy patch flood damaged sections of the road has now been approved, with works to commence in the coming weeks.

    The Channon Road (Robertson Bridge)

    Remediation works of the abutments is planned for week starting July 4th 2022. Traffic control will be present, and motorists are advised to drive carefully.

    Pinchin Road Embankment failure

    Embankment reconstruction works are substantially complete. Pavement repair to the road surface will commence shortly.

    Wallace Road

    Geotechnical drilling has been completed. Inclinometers have been installed to monitor ground movement over the next month before design to build back better commences.

    Keerrong Road

    Bridge construction works are now underway. Landslip repair, drainage reconstruction and gravel road resheeting is planned to commence in August.

    Tuntable Creek Road

    Investigation works north of Rose Road are underway to establish the feasibility of a side-track to facilitate local access to Nimbin. Geotechnical investigations are complete for all slips. Undergoing instrument monitoring to determine the remediation of the site.

    Duncan Road- Corndale Road

    Works have started to heavy patch and stabilise damaged sections.

    Richmond Hill Road

    Embankment reconstruction works remain underway under traffic light control.

    Nimbin Road (slip north of Stony Chute)

    80% design drawings received and under review. Procurement of contractor proposed for this month.

    Woodlawn Road

    Opened up to one lane. Geotechnical investigations are scheduled for the end of July 2022.

    Stony Chute Road

    Geotechnical drilling has been completed. Inclinometers have been installed and will monitor ground movement over the next month prior to design commencing.

    Cawongla Road

    Geotechnical drilling is underway.

  • Gravel Road Plan

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    Lismore City Council would like to share the Gravel Road maintenance schedule. The below scheduled has been created to ensure priority is given to areas with extensive works to be completed, and maintain our road network.

    The below image and schedule can be accessed in the 'Documents' tab on the right side of this article.



    Precinct 1: June 2022 - September 2022

    Precinct 2: June 2022 - September 2022

    Precinct 3: April 2022 - July 2022

    Precinct 4: July 2022 - August 2022

    Precinct 5&6: August 2022

    Precinct 7&8: June 2022 - August 2022

    Precinct 9: September 2022 - November 2022

    Precinct 10&11: July 2022 - September 2022

    Precinct 12&13: June 2022 - July 2022

    Precinct 14: September 2022 - October 2022

  • Wilson Street asphalt repairs

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    Approaching the industrial bridge at Wilson Street, South Lismore has been improved after works were completed there today.

    70mm of milling (removing a layer of the road) was completed and replaced with asphalt, creating a much safer road for motorists.

    Traffic control was onsite to assist with single lane access. We appreciate the patience of our community during the traffic delays, and thank you for your patience.

  • THIS WEEK’S TEMPORARY POTHOLE REPAIRS - June 28

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    It may be chilly but with the rain staying away, our pothole repair teams are hard at work fixing our roads.

    This week, our crews are focusing on:

    👉 Urban Streets in Goonellabah

    👉 Rock Valley Road

    👉 Cawongla Road

    👉 Rosebank Road

    👉 Corndale Road

    🙏We thank the community for your patience as we repair our roads.

    Remember, you can log a pothole for repair by going to our website and clicking the Requests and Problems Quicklink at www.lismore.nsw.gov.au

  • Woodlawn Road single lane access

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    Following the February 28 disaster, and March flooding events, crews have been working to reopen access for Woodlawn Road.

    Single lane access is now available. Motorists are advised to continue driving with caution, and adhere to traffic signage.

    Works will continue to restore the road, with geotechnical drilling of the landslip underway for this week.


  • Black Road reopen

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    Black Road is a short gravel road off Terania Creek, north of The Channon. The original creek crossing of Terania Creek consists of four concrete pipes and a concrete causeway. During the February 28th flooding event, the causeway was swept away in the torrential flow.

    Funding has been approved by TfNSW and Resilience NSW for engineering and survey works to be undertaken to design a new crossing to current standards. The temporary crossing currently in place is constructed of nylon rock bags with infill rock and gravel running surface. The temporary crossing will be maintained for the next 12 months until the permanent structure is complete.

    The residents have shown extraordinary resilience and fortitude during this time and their patience is appreciated.


    For more information on this project, and other road projects in The Channon and surrounding areas, please visit: https://yoursay.lismore.nsw.gov.au/road-restoration-works-the-channon

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  • Pinchin Road repair due to start

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    We are continuing to make the most of the good weather to repair the extensive damage to our road network caused by the recent natural disaster.


    One of the many projects we are currently working on is Pinchin Road where the road’s embankment was damaged and a pipe needs to be replaced adjacent to 778 Pinchin Road.


    To allow access for the necessary equipment and to conduct the work, we will need to close the road on Wednesday, 6 July 2022 from 7am to 5pm.


    Signage will be in place to assist motorists with the detour via Keerrong Road.


    Part of the detour passes damaged drainage and pavement which has yet to be restored. Motorists are asked to follow the detour signage and proceed with caution. These damaged sections are scheduled for repair as part of the next stage of works.


    Further updates are available via Council’s Your Say page at https://yoursay.lismore.nsw.gov.au/keerrong-road-works.
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  • Corndale Road

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    Corndale Road is scheduled to undergo stabilisation repairs on a section of severely damaged road pavement from Tuesday, 5 July 2022. Initially drainage works will be completed, installing table drains and clearing shoulders allowing water to escape the pavement.

    Following these works, there will be a pavement stabilisation crew mobilising on site to rip up the existing damaged pavement. The road material quality will be improved, by mixing 100mm of new material with the existing road base.

    Council expects this work to be completed within 1 week from start to finish, weather permitting.

    Signage will be installed over the coming weeks to advise of 'raising road levels'.

    A single lane road closure will be provided to allow traffic to travel through the site, with the appropriate signage. Please note this work is scheduled to take place during the school holidays.

    If you have questions, please consider utilising the Q+A function of this page. This allows the same information to be shared with our community members. Feedback and questions can also be submitted to Council via email council@lismore.nsw.gov.au or calling (02) 6625 0500.

    We thank the community for their patience as we complete this work.

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