Flood damaged roads & bridges


Lobban Road, Wingham

Current situation:

  • Lobban Road at The Bight Bridge sustained a severe embankment failure.
  • Council contractors have already made temporary repairs to the embankment and road based on initial geotechnical investigation and assessment. These works have been undertaken as emergency works under the natural disaster guidelines.
  • The Bight Bridge also sustained severe scouring and undermining of the abutment. Emergency works have been completed to stabilise the abutment.
  • Road and bridge is now open.
  • Recently geotechnical investigations have been undertaken to obtain information that will inform the long term stabilisation strategy.

Future situation:

  • Long term strategies to undertake permanent repairs to the embankment and road will require geotechnical and civil designs, appointment of suitably qualified contractors and then works delivery. This process is currently in progress and is estimated to take anywhere up to 12 months based on contractor and materials availability. This work will be undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.

Last updated 3 December 2021



Gloucester Road - at Dingo Creek, Belbowrie Bridge

Current situation:

  • Gloucester Road sustained severe pavement, drainage and formation damage.
  • Works to restore this section of road are 99% complete.
  • Contractors have completed a final seal on the road. Line-marking will be completed as soon as weather permits.
  • This work is being undertaken as immediate reconstruction works through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.

Last updated 3 December 2021



Waukivory Road

Current situation:

  • Waukivory Road has sustained a severe landslip with the failure removing the entire road.
  • The road is impassable and closed to traffic at this point in time. 
  • Survey work has been procured to enable designers to consider options for rectification.
  • Initial geotechnical investigations have been carried out.
  • Design is underway to determine and develop the most cost-effective remediation solution.

Future situation:

  • Due to the size of the failure it is expected that the road could be closed for up to 18 months. Bypassing options have been considered, however preferred possible alignments are within private property and/or utility easements and initial assessment has not identified a viable alternative.
  • Long term strategies to repair the slip will require geotechnical designs, appointment of suitably qualified contractors and then works delivery. This process is underway but may take anywhere up to 18 months based on the approval process, and contractor and materials availability. This work will be undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.   

Last updated 3 December 2021



Bulga Road - North of Swans Lane towards Elands

Current situation:

  • Bulga Road has sustained multiple landslips, both upslope and downslope failures. Since the floods, clean-up works have been undertaken. Council contractors and the ADF cleared most of the slips. More recently, further clean-up works on the existing drainage have been undertaken as emergency works under the natural disaster guidelines.
  • The road is now OPEN but there is a four tonne load limit. It is important to remember that any further rain events could potentially lead to more delays and closures. 
  • Recently, further survey and geotechnical assessments were undertaken to finalise preferred remediation solutions for these landslips.

Future situation: 

  • The road will be monitored regularly and any significant rain event may require further road closures.
  • Long term strategies to repair the slips will require geotechnical designs, appointment of suitably qualified contractors and then works delivery. This process is underway but may take anywhere up to 18 months based on contractor and materials availability. This work will be undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.

Last updated 3 December 2021



Wallanbah Road - Wallanbah, Seg 520 near The Bucketts Way

Current situation:

  • The road is open
  • Reconstruction works to repair minor flood damage along the road at various locations has been completed.
  • Procurement for a contractor to repair the larger slip at segment 520 is advanced and works will commence in January 2022.
  • Please drive to the conditions.

Future situation:

  • This work will be undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.

Last updated 3 December 2021



Wallanbah Road - Firefly, near Tipperary

Current situation:

  • The road is open.
  • Emergency works have been completed to provide a safe interim slope stability solution.
  • A contactor has been procured to complete permanent rectification works.
  • Works on site will commence in the week commencing 6 December with stabilisation at the bottom end of the slip, by the bridge. In early January more substantial earthworks will commence requiring the road to temporarily close for 6-8 weeks.
  • A detour during working hours will be established along Waterloo Road and Bunyah Road.
 

Last updated 3 December 2021



Wallanbah Road - Bucca Wauka, near Buccabeappleby

Current situation:

  • The road is now open at this location
  • Council's geotechnical consultants and engineers established a way to clear the loose boulders and materials from the upslope and engaged contractors to undertake the works.
  • The repairs will be monitored over the wet season. It's important to remember that any further rain events could potentially lead to more delays and closures.
  • Please drive to the conditions.

Last updated 3 December 2021



Knodingbuhl Forest Road - near Nowendoc Road intersection

Current situation:

  • Knodingbuhl Forest Road sustained an extreme downslope failure taking out most of the road.
  • Works to restore the road to a permanent condition are complete.
  • The road is now open.

Future situation:

  • The road will be monitored post completion to assess the performance of the completed works.
  • Please drive to the conditions.

Last updated 3 December 2021



The Den Road, Mooral Creek

Current situation:

  • The Den Road sustained a serious landslip. Since the floods, clean-up work has been completed and Council contractors have already cleared the slip. The clean-up works were undertaken as emergency works under the natural disaster guidelines.
  • Further interim works to widen the existing road in order to remove the current load limit are complete.
  • The road is now OPEN without load limits, but it is important to remember that any further rain events could potentially lead to more delays and closures.
  • A contractor has been engaged to apply specialist slope stabilisation on the sections of lansdslip is advanced.
  • Procurement of materials is underway and work will commence in January. The work is being undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.

Future situation: 

  • The road will be monitored regularly until permanent works are complete.

Last updated 3 December 2021



Scone Road

Current situation: 

  • Scone Road has sustained multiple landslips, both upslope and downslope failures. Following the floods, initial clean up works to clear the slips were undertaken to open the road.
  • The road is now OPEN, but please note that there is NO access through Barrington Tops Forest Road from Scone Road as it has sustained major structural damage. Barrington Tops Forest Road is managed by Forestry Corporation. 
  • Contractors have completed an initial cleanup of the road from Copeland to the start of Barrington Tops Forest Road.
  • The procurement of contractors to commence long term specialist repairs and slope stabilisation is advanced.
  • A contractor will be appointed after the next Council meeting in early February 2022.
  • The road is being monitored regularly, and it is important to remember that any significant rain event may require further road closures.

Future situation:

  • The process to complete all essential restoration works on Scone Road will take five to six months once it commences in February 2022.
  • This work will be undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.

Last updated 3 December 2021



Mount Coxcomb Bridge #2

Current situation:

  • This bridge was destroyed during the flood event.
  • A temporary alternate access has been constructed downstream from the original bridge site to cater for vehicle movements.
  • Whilst access has been restored it is always important to drive to the conditions.

Future situation:

  • Bridge design works are complete.
  • Bridge construction works will go out to tender with an anticipated commencement date of mid-February 2022.
  • This work will be undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.
  • Please remember that any further rain event could potentially lead to more delays and closures.

Last updated 3 December 2021



Mount Coxcomb Bridge #4

Current situation:

  • This bridge was destroyed during the flood event.
  • A temporary access has been constructed over the original bridge site to cater for vehicle movements.
  • Whilst access has been restored it is always important to drive to the conditions.

Future situation:

  • Bridge design works are complete.
  • Bridge construction works will now go out to tender with an anticipated commencement date of mid February 2022.
  • This work will be undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.
  • Please remember that any further rain event could potentially lead to more delays and closures.

Last updated 3 December 2021



Mud Hut Road - 2km from Craven Plateau Road

Current situation:

  • Mud Hut Road sustained an extreme downslope failure taking out most of the road.
  • Restoration works are now complete and the road and now open.

Future situation:

  • The road will be monitored post completion to assess the performance of the completed works.
  • Please drive to the conditions.

Last updated 3 December 2021



Gloucester Tops Road - near Berrico

Current situation:

  • Gloucester Tops Road, about 1km northwest of Cockadilly Road intersection has sustained some serious downslope failures as a result of the March flood.
  • The road is currently OPEN but restricted to a single lane in the landslip locations.
  • Long term strategies to repair the slip and install durable stabilisation have been documented.
  • Procurement of suitable contractors for this work is underway.
  • The appointment of a contractor will likely occur in February 2022.

Future situation:

  • The road will be monitored regularly and any significant rain event may require further road closures.
  • This work will be undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.   

Last updated 3 December 2021



Faulkland Road - near Tintagel

Current situation:

  • Faulkland Road has sustained a significant downslope failure, 1.7km west of the intersection with Stanton Lane, as a result of the March flood.
  • The road is currently OPEN but restricted to a single lane in the landslip location.
  • A specialist contactor has been engaged for this work and works on site are programmed to commence in January 2022.
  • The road will be monitored regularly and any significant rain event may require further road closures.

Future situation:

  • This work will be undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.   

Last updated 3 December 2021



Bundook Road - near Doon Ayre

Current situation:

  • Bundook Road has sustained a downslope failure a few hundred metres east of the intersection with Doon Ayre Road, as a result of the March flood.
  • The road is currently OPEN but restricted to a single lane in the landslip location.
  • Geotechnical investigations have been undertaken and a rectification solution is currently being developed.

Future situation:

  • It is anticipated that procurement for suitable contractors will commence in the near year for this work.

Last updated 3 December 2021



Nowendoc Road - 300m east of Stokes Road Intersection

Current situation:

  • Nowendoc Road has sustained a downslope failure 300m east of the intersection with Stokes Road, as a result of the March flood.
  • The road is open with no traffic restrictions.

Future situation:

  • Council's geotechnical engineer has been procured to undertake an inspection and provide a report detailing both immediate and long-term solutions.
  • Future works will likely cause minor traffic disruption but this is not expected to occur this year.

Last updated 3 December 2021



Machin Parade - Wingham

Current situation:

  • Machin Parade has sustained a downslope failure as a result of the March flood.
  • The road is currently OPEN but a safety barrier has been installed and care should be taken when passing the affected area.

Future situation:

  • Council's geotechnical engineer has been procured to undertake an inspection and provide a report detailing both immediate and long-term solutions.

Last updated 3 December 2021



Bowman River Road - West of Bowman Trail

Current situation:

  • Bowman River Road has sustained a downslope failure, 550m west of the intersection with Bowman Trail, as a result of the March flood.
  • The road is currently OPEN but a safety barrier has been installed and care should be taken when passing the affected area.
  • Council's engineer has provided a geotechnical solution for the rectification of this slip.
  • A contractor has been engaged to undertake repairs and works on site will likely commence early in the new year.

Future situation:

  • This work will be undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.

Last updated 3 December 2021



Barrington Tops Forest Road

Please note, this road is managed by Forestry Corporation of NSW.

To stay updated on this closure, head to their website

Major structural damage sustained during the March wet weather event has forced the ongoing closure of Barrington Tops Forest Road due to the high risk the road might collapse. Detailed technical surveys and significant structural works will be required to repair the damage.

Last updated 3 December 2021