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
  • Orion Street Slumping - Road Closure 18 - 22 July 2022

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    Slumping of the road embankment on Orion Street has worsened since the February and March 2022 flooding events. Minor works have since been undertaken to seal the tension cracks and ensure safe passage for vehicles.

    Orion Street will now undergo works to remediate the damage. Geotechnical drilling to determine the depth of the slip plane and options for remediation will be undertaken the week starting 18th July, for minimum 1 week pending the ground conditions.

    To ensure access for necessary equipment and works in this section, a full road 24-hour road closure is required from Monday 18th July until Friday 22nd July 2022 (subject to weather and ground conditions).

    Local access only will be available for Orion Street from Dawson Street. The road will be closed from Molesworth Street to Dawson Street, with detour via Conway Street.

    Signage of the Orion Street closure will be in place to notify motorists and updated through northernrivers.myroadinfo.com.au. Motorists are recommended to use the roads over Fawcett Bridge to access the CBD and surrounds from North Lismore.


    Scheduling of the Orion Street works were planned for the school holiday period. Unfortunately due to the ground conditions following recent wet weather and subsequent availability of specialist drilling contractors, this work was unable to go ahead as planned. To ensure geotechnical drilling and installation of instrumentation to monitor the slump is completed, these works cannot wait for the next school holiday period.

    We are looking forward to providing a long term solution to the Orion Street slumping, and appreciate the patience of our community.

    Further updates will be shared via this online article: https://yoursay.lismore.nsw.gov.au/maintaining-our-roads-and-bridges


    Additionally, to receive updates directly please contact Lismore City Council via email council@lismore.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 6625 0500 to register your details and feedback. Please reference ‘Orion Street Closure’ in your correspondence.

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  • Keerrong Bridge Updates

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    Landing bridge beams have been installed yesterday at Keerrong Bridge.

    Due to the February 28 disaster and March flooding events, the collapsed culvert structure located north of the intersection with Dudgeon Road is being replaced with a new 7.2m wide by 16.1m long InQuik bridge.

    Works are expected to be finalised by the end of August 2022, pending weather and ground conditions.

    ***Update at August 4th 2022***

    Unsuitable material has been found on the Lismore approach to the bridge, which will have to be removed and replaced. Schedule of works will now be delayed, expected opening remains at the end of August 2022.

    Further details for Keerrong Road works can be found on: https://yoursay.lismore.nsw.gov.au/keerrong-road-works

  • Keerrong Road - Pavement Stabilisation Repair

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    Keerrong Road is also scheduled to undergo pavement repairs on some sections of severely damaged areas from Wednesday July 13th 2022. Initially the works will start with drainage remediation to allow water to drain from the pavement. Following these works there will be a pavement stabilisation crew mobilising to site to stabilise the existing pavement. As well as adding an additional 150mm of new road base material to improve the pavements strength.

    This work is a large roads maintenance activity and will take approximately 4 weeks to complete (weather permitting).

    A single lane traffic closure will allow traffic to travel through the worksite. Signage will be in place to notify road users, and updates available on northernrivers.myroadinfo

    We thank the community for their patience as we complete these works.

    For more information on Keerrong Road works, please visit https://yoursay.lismore.nsw.gov.au/keerrong-road-works

  • 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.


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