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
  • Mackie Road - Bridge Installation (May 2023)

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    Following the AGRN943 2020 natural disaster the Mackie Road causeway at Johnston Creek suffered extensive damage. Funding was awarded to replace the damaged structure with a bridge to reduce impediments to fish passage.

    The Mackie Road culvert to bridge replacement at Johnston Creek works are now completed with the road opening the 31st of May 2023, at 10am. Work at site began in March and during May the bridge concrete pours, guardrail installation and bridge approaches were completed, with the final stage of works involving bitumen sealing and batter protection.

    Council would like to thank residents and road users for their patience during the road closure.


    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 ‘Mackie Road Johnston Creek Bridge – May Update.’

  • Tuntable Creek Road - Road Open (18 May 2023)

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    Tuntable Creek Road – Road Open (18th May 2023)

    Tuntable Creek Road has reopened after the shutdown due to rainfall earlier this week. 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.

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

  • Branch Creek Crossing, Terania Creek Rd (May Update)

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    Following the 2022 natural disaster Terania Creek Road suffered extensive damage. Due to the nature and high number of damages incurred, works are being finalised on how best to provide timely improvements for the community and road users.

    The current structure at Branch Creek Crossing has received funding from disaster recovery funding arrangement (DRFA) for replacement of the flood damaged asset. An alternative structure is necessary to increase resilience of the network. Works will include replacing the current box culvert structure with a 16m bridge and extending erosion protection to the edge of the road.

    Additional works required and subsequent funding for other damages on Terania Creek Road are being assessed. Survey and design work is commencing in June 2023.

    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 ‘Branch Creek Crossing – May Update.’

  • Nimbin Road – Works Update (May 2023)

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    Council will undertake roadworks on two landslip sites on Nimbin Road that have been identified as significantly impacted by the February 2022 natural disaster, based on pre and post disaster assessments. Funding has been secured through the disaster recovery funding arrangement (DRFA). This funding is allocated to repair damage sustained during the February 2022 natural disaster only.

    The first major construction works will commence this week at both sites. These works involve tree felling for both sites, with site one having larger trees which will land on the road. Road users are advised to follow VMS boards and signage, with delays expected as these works commence.

    The works are expected to occur over 9 months from mid-May 2023 subject to weather, contractor, and material availability. This will involve piling and retaining wall construction works to allow repair of the landslips, reconstruction of pavement, reinstatement of road and guardrail barriers along with installing signs, guideposts, and line marking. Traffic control lights remain in place and existing single lane traffic control will remain in place during the works period.


    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 ‘Nimbin Road – Landslip Works – May Update.’

  • 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.

  • Tuntable Creek Road - Road Closure (16 May 2023)

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    Tuntable Creek Road - Road Closure (16 May 2023)

    Tuntable Creek Road will be closed until further notice due to significant rainfall. We apologise for the short notice and thank the community for their understanding during this time.

  • 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.




  • Wallace Road - Temporary Pavement Works (Apr 2023)

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    Following the AGRN943 2020 natural disaster Wallace Road, The Channon suffered extensive damage. Council will be completing temporary patching works around slip area to improve road surface conditions for Wallace Road from May 2nd to May 5th 2023, subject to weather, contractor, and material availability. Single lane traffic control will be in place during the works period. The works are a temporary measure, until permanent pavement rehabilitation works are scheduled. Road users are advised to follow signage and expect delays as these works are completed.

    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 council@lismore.nsw.gov.au and include the title ‘Wallace Road – April Update.’

  • 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

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