Long term 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.

 Future situation:

  • Long term strategies to undertake permanent repairs 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 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 16 July 2021



Gloucester Road - at Dingo Creek, Belbowrie Bridge

Current situation:

  • Gloucester Road sustained severe pavement, drainage and formation damage.
  • Council contractors have already made temporary repairs to make the road trafficable with site specific treatments for traffic management. These works have been undertaken as emergency works under the natural disaster guidelines.
  • Procurement to engage a Contractor to undertake full restoration of the damaged road has commenced.

 Future situation:

  • Engagement of a contractor and commencement of works is anticipated in August 2021
  • This work will be undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.

Last updated 16 July 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.

 Future situation:

  • Further survey and geotechnical assessments are currently underway to determine a preferred remediation solution.
  • Due to the size of the failure it is expected that the road could be closed for up to 18 months. Bypassing options are currently being sought, 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 contractor and materials availability. This work will be undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.   

Last updated 16 July 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 has been undertaken. Council contractors have already cleared most of the slips with assistance from the ADF. Contractors are still on site cleaning the last of the slips. Clean up works 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. 

  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 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 16 July 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.
  • Please drive to the conditions.
  • It's important to remember that any further rain events could potentially lead to more delays and closures.

Last updated 16 July 2021



Knodingbuhl Forest Road - near Nowendoc Road intersection

Current situation:

  • Knodingbuhl Forest Road has sustained an extreme downslope failure taking out most of the road.
  • Preliminary geotechnical investigations and assessments declared the area to be unsafe, with limited options to bypass the site due to the extremely dangerous and unstable site conditions. The road was temporarily closed.
  • More recently emergency works, being undertaken through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines, have been commenced to enable reopening of the road. The works are partially complete and should be completed over the next 10 days.

 Future situation:

  • The road will be monitored regularly, and any significant rain event may require further road closures.
  • Long term strategies are still being considered to repair the slip.
  • This requires further investigation, geotechnical designs, appointment of suitably qualified contractors and then works delivery. This process may take anywhere from 12 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 16 July 2021



The Den Road, Mooral Creek

Current situation:

  • The Den Road has 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.
  • 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.
  • Council Contractors have been engaged to undertake interim works to widen the existing road in order to raise the current load limit. This work, being undertaken as Emergency Works through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines, has commenced and is anticipated to be completed by the end of the week. 
  • Once complete the four-tonne load limit will be removed.

Future situation: 

  • The road will be monitored regularly, and any significant rain event may require further road closures.
  • Long term strategies to repair the slip are currently underway. This work may take up to 12 months to procure and complete and will be undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.   

Last updated 16 July 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 been engaged to undertake further landslip clean up on the road from Copeland to the start of Barrington Tops Forest Road. This work has commenced and will continue over the next 4 weeks (July -August).
  • Traffic controls will be in place during this period. This work is being undertaken as emergency works under the natural disaster guidelines.

Future situation:

  • Following this work, the road will be monitored regularly, and it is important to remember that 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 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 16 July 2021



Mount Coxcomb Bridge #2

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.

Council engineers are currently in the process of undertaking geotechnical and bridge design work for a replacement structure. This will take some time to formalise.

Whilst access has been restored it is always important to drive to the conditions.

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 16 July 2021



Mount Coxcomb Bridge #4

This bridge was destroyed during the flood event.

A temporary access has been constructed over the original bridge site to cater for vehicle movements.

Council engineers are currently in the process of undertaking geotechnical and bridge design work for a replacement structure. This will take some time to formalise.

Whilst access has been restored it is always important to drive to the conditions.

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 16 July 2021




Mud Hut Road - 2km from Craven Plateau Road

Current situation:

  • Mud Hut Road has sustained an extreme downslope failure taking out most of the road.
  • Preliminary geotechnical investigations and assessments declared the area to be unsafe, with no option to bypass the site due to the extremely dangerous and unstable site conditions.
  • The road is currently closed

Future situation:

  • Short and Long-term strategies are still being considered to repair the slip.
  • This requires further investigation, geotechnical designs, appointment of suitably qualified contractors and then works delivery. Although it is hoped works on partial solution could commence in the next 4 weeks, a long-term solution may take anywhere from 12 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 16 July 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.

Future situation:

  • The road will be monitored regularly and any significant rain event may require further road closures.
  • Long term strategies are still being considered to repair the slip.
  • This requires further investigation, geotechnical designs, appointment of suitably qualified contractors and then works delivery. This process is underway but may take anywhere from 12 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 16 July 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.

Future situation:

  • The road will be monitored regularly and any significant rain event may require further road closures.
  • Long term strategies are being considered to repair the slip.
  • This requires further investigation, geotechnical designs, appointment of suitably qualified contractors and then works delivery. This process is underway but may take 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 16 July 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.

Future situation:

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

Last updated 16 July 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 roads might collapse. Detailed technical surveys and significant structural works will be required to repair the damage.

Last updated 16 July 2021