Update – Kyogle water quality

Kyogle’s water is safe to drink.
Council has investigated reports of discoloured water in various locations in Kyogle and has found that it has likely been caused by recent changes in temperature and water flow, particularly with the new section of Mayfield Estate coming on line.
Ongoing tests have shown the water continues to meet all health and safety requirements. While the discolouration is not ideal, Council wants to reassure residents the water is safe to drink and we are working to fix the issue.

Woodenbong Road, Bonalbo, closed to through traffic; Detour in place

Woodenbong Road, Bonalbo, between Peacock Street and Cope Street, will be closed to through traffic for the next two months while Council replaces two box culverts.
However, all local traffic will still be able to access their properties as well as the hospital and service station while the road is closed.
A detour around the works – via Peacock, Sandilands and Cope streets — will be in place for though traffic for the duration of the work.
The culverts are being replaced as part of the multi-million-dollar project to upgrade the Clarence Way from Bonalbo to Urbenville.
The first culvert – a twin cell box culvert – being replaced is located just south of the Hospital Road intersection. The ongoing wet weather has delayed progress on this job, however it is expected to be finished by 28 June.
Once it is complete, crews will move on to the second culvert – a four cell box culvert – which is located about 50 metres north of the Hospital Road intersection. It is expected to take six weeks to complete.
While work on the first culvert is underway, local traffic will be able to access the hospital from the north along Woodenbong Road.
Similarly, when work on the second culvert starts, access to the hospital will be from the south along Woodenbong Road.
Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during the work.

What do you think of these road names?

Council is seeking comment from the public on the naming of the two un-named roads currently under construction as part of Development Application DA2022/87, 180 Runnymede Road, Kyogle.
The names have been proposed by the property developer and do not duplicate any names already in use in the Kyogle local government area.
When complete, both roads will have the classification of Local Street.
The first road is the main thoroughfare in the subdivision and connects with Runnymede Road – the proposed name is Windarra Place.
The second road comes off the main thoroughfare and leads uphill, along a ridgeline – the propose name is Ridgeview Close.
Anyone wanting to make a submission to Council with respect to the naming of the two roads may do so in writing to Kyogle Council, PO Box 11, Kyogle NSW 2474 or email to council@kyogle.nsw.gov.au by 4pm Friday, 28 June 2024.
A report containing submissions received will be presented to the July meeting of Council.

$62.5 million draft budget all about community

 Community is the cornerstone of Kyogle Council’s draft $62.5 million budget, Mayor Cr Kylie Webster said.

The draft budget was adopted by Council on Monday (8 April) night for public comment and will be on display until close of business 10 May.

It provides $21 million for regional road projects including $20 million for the upgrade of the Clarence Way, $3.8 million for rural local roads, and $2.4 million for bridges.

“This budget is all about Council sensibly and sustainably providing facilities and services for our community,” Cr Webster said.

“We are undertaking big projects such as the Clarence Way upgrade, but we’ve also committed to spend an extra $100,000 to ensure our villages are kept tidy and are mown regularly.”

Other expenditure identified in the draft budget includes:

  • $1.69 million for urban streets, including footpaths and kerb and guttering
  • $1.99 million for buildings and community facilities, including parks and gardens, pools and cemeteries
  • $608,879 for library services
  • $111,563 in financial assistance to community groups and organisations
  • $149,661 for the Roxy Gallery
  • $75,231 for pre-schools.

Cr Webster called on the community to view the draft budget while it’s on public display and make a submission to Council.

“We want people to have a say and I’m encouraging everyone to make a submission,” Cr Webster said.

Copies of the draft budget are available to view at Council’s administration centre at 1 Stratheden Street, Kyogle, and on the Public Notices page on Council’s website.

They will also be available at Wadeville store, Woodenbong Post Office, Tabulam Post Office, Cawongla store, Mallanganee Post Office, Old Bonalbo Post Office, Kyogle Library, Wiangaree Post Office, Bonalbo Post Office, and the mobile library.

Submissions close at 4.30pm on 10 May 2024 and can be sent to the Acting General Manager, 1 Stratheden Street, Kyogle or to council@kyogle.nsw.gov.au.

Council decides popularly elected mayor referendum question

Kyogle Council electors will be asked in a referendum whether or not they want a popularly elected mayor (a popularly elected mayor is elected by voters at the same time as they elect councillors).

The referendum will be held in conjunction with State-wide Local Government elections in September.

Council resolved in April 2022 to conduct a referendum on having a popularly elected mayor, with Councillors indicating at the time they wanted to maintain a system of wards and the current number of Councillors (nine).

With the election to be held this year, the Council at its 11 March 2024 meeting decided the question voters will be asked at the referendum. It  will be:

Do you favour the election of the Mayor by electors for a four-year term with the number of wards reduced from three to two, each ward comprising of four councillors, plus a popularly elected Mayor?

Currently, Council has three wards, with three Councillors in each ward and the mayor elected by Councillors from among themselves — making a total of nine councillors.

However, if the council is to have a popularly elected mayor and still have a total of nine councillors, voters will have to elect a mayor and eight councillors (making a total of nine).

As there must be an even representation of Councillors in each ward, Council is proposing to reduce the number of wards to two and have four councillors elected from each ward.

As well as deciding on the referendum question, the Council at the March meeting endorsed an information pamphlet to be made available to voters which outlines the pros and cons of a popularly elected Mayor.

The arguments for and against a popularly elected mayor as outlined on the information pamphlet are:

The YES case

  • Popular election of the Mayor excludes internal politics from the Mayoral Election.
  • A popularly elected Mayor can lead Council with considerable independence.
  • A popularly elected Mayor is elected by the people and as such is seen as the community’s elected leader.
  • Popular election of the Mayor enables the residents an opportunity to consider the candidates’ policies and vote accordingly thus providing the Mayor with an election mandate.
  • The possibility of the Mayor being elected “out of the hat” is avoided in the event that two or more Councillors receive equal votes.
  • A reduction in Wards will help to better manage any imbalance of elector numbers between Wards.

The NO case

  • The elected Council should not have a leader imposed upon them with whom they may not be able to work cooperatively or constructively.
  • A change in leadership cannot occur during the term unless the Mayor resigns or dies and then a by-election is required.
  • Councillors are closest to their fellow Councillors and therefore have a greater appreciation of their capabilities and credentials to fulfil the role of Mayor.
  • Having a popularly elected Mayor increases the administrative costs of elections and by-elections.
  • A further Constitutional Referendum would be required if Council wished to return to the current system of election of Mayor.
  • Councillors will have larger ward areas, with greater population to represent

To view the full information pamphlet, click here.

You can also pick up a hard copy of the pamphlet from Council’s administration centre.

 

 

 

Works update – 29 February 2024

In great news for motorists, the bridge over Back Creek on Kyogle Road was opened to traffic this week, as was the new bridge on Rodgers Road.
The new Needhams and Gambley Road bridges were completed earlier this month, while construction of new bridges on Hansen, Yabbra and Ryans Creek roads is continuing.
Work to remediate the Forest Road landslip was completed last week, and work on the Clarence Way landslip should be finished today.
The recent wet weather has delayed work on the Gabal Road landslip repairs, and that work is now not expected to be completed until 8 March.
Council has also repaired a landslip on the MacQueens Road. Council has so far repaired 54 of the 99 major landslips which occurred after the 2022 flood event.
Flood damage repairs on the Clarence Way south of the Bruxner Highway are now complete. Council has four crews working on the upgrade of the Clarence Way between Bonalbo and Urbenville.
Work on the rehabilitation of a 3.5km section of Ettrick Road, and the Transport for NSW project on the Bruxner Highway at Mallanganee Range is continuing.
Council is undertaking maintenance grading in the Cawongla catchment and the Duck Creek area. Pothole crews are working in the Afterlee area.

Works update – 7 February 2024

Remediation work on the Gabal Road, Forest Road and Clarence Way landslips is continuing with all three jobs expected to be completed by late February.  Council has so far repaired 51 of the 99 major landslips which occurred after the 2022 flood event.
The new Askews Bridge on Askews Dip Road is finished and the bridge is now open to traffic.  Construction work is continuing on new bridges on Rodgers Road, Needhams Road, and Gambleys Road, while work has started on the new Hansen Road Bridge.
The Kyogle Road bridge near Back Creek is nearing completion, with the deck poured and road works in progress. In good news for motorists, it is expected to be open to traffic this month.
Road crews are doing flood damage repairs on the Clarence Way south of the Bruxner Highway, while Council now has four crews working on the upgrade of the Clarence Way between Bonalbo and Urbenville.
Work on the rehabilitation of a 3.5km section of Ettrick Road, and the Transport for NSW project on the Bruxner Highway at Mallanganee Range is continuing. The Bruxner Highway project is due for completion in April.
Council is undertaking maintenance grading in the Cawongla catchment and the Hootons Road area.  Pothole crews are working on Clarence Way, Gradys Creek Road, and Kyogle Road, while roadside slashing crews are on Clarence Way and Kyogle Road.

Works update – 18 January 2024

Most of Council’s work crews are back on deck after the Christmas break and work has re-started on the upgrade of Clarence Way, and the Bruxner Highway project at Mallanganee Range.

Work has also commenced on the rehabilitation of a 3.5km section of Ettrick Road.

Council is undertaking maintenance grading on Old Cob ‘O Corn and Duck Creek roads. The grading crews will move to Capeen Creek Road and into the Cawongla catchment once that is complete.

Pothole crews are, and will be working on, Gradys Creek and Kyogle roads and Clarence Way over the next few weeks. Roadside slashing is scheduled for Clarence Way, Kyogle Road and Fawcetts Plain Road.

Flood damage repairs on the Clarence Way south of the Bruxner Highway have commenced and will continue through February.

Remediation work on the Gabal Road landslip is continuing and is expected to be completed last this month.

Work has started on the new bridge on Rodgers Road while construction continues on Askews Bridge on Askews Dip Road, Gambleys Bridge on Gambleys Road, and the new Back Creek Bridge on Kyogle Road.

Blue-green algae alert for Toonumbar Dam

WaterNSW has issued a blue-green algae alert for Toonumbar Dam — see below.
Please note the dam is controlled by WaterNSW and anyone wanting further information about the blue-green algae alert should contact WaterNSW on 1800 999 457 or by visiting – www.waternsw.com.au/algae

Works update- 20 December 2023

The first two sections of the upgrade of the Clarence Way have been completed and work is underway on three more sections.
Work on these sections has stopped for the Christmas break and will recommence mid-January.
Drainage works as part of the Bruxner Highway project at Mallanganee Range are continuing. Traffic control measures will be in place over the Christmas break.
The initial seal of an 800-metre section of Findon Creek Road was completed this week, while work to reseal Short Street, Kyogle, which includes new kerb and guttering, is continuing.
Roadside slashing crews have been working on Clarence Way and Bentley Road and grading crews have been working on Forest and Mills roads.
The viaduct repair on Lynches Creek Road at Wiangaree is underway and is expected to take to the end of January to complete.
Works on Brindle Creek Road Bridge and Eight Day Creek Bridge on Needhams Road are complete and both bridges are now open to traffic .
Construction work continues on Askews Bridge on Askews Dip Road and Gambleys Bridge on Gambleys Road, and the new Back Creek Bridge on Kyogle Road.
Remediation work on a landslip on Dugans Road is now complete, while work continues on the Gabal Road landslip.
All of Council’s work crews have now shut down for the Christmas break and will progressively return to work during January.

Works update – 6 December 2023

The first 1.2km section of the Clarence Way to be upgraded as part of the major Clarence Way Upgrade Project was sealed last week. This section of the Clarence Way is at Sandy Creek.
The second section of the road to be sealed, a 1.1km section of the Clarence Way at Bean Creek, is scheduled to be completed next week.
Both crews will then move on to adjoining sections of the Clarence Way.
Construction crews are still completing drainage works on the Bruxner Highway at Mallanganee Range in preparation for the pavement works.
Work to reseal Short Street, Kyogle, is continuing, while line-marking will soon be carried out on Kyogle Road.
Council will start work tomorrow (Thursday) on the initial seal of an 800 metre section of Findon Creek Road from the intersection with Long Creek Road.
Meanwhile, a grading crew is working in the Roseberry Creek catchment.
Work on Brindle Creek Road Bridge is on schedule to be completed before Christmas, while girders are expected to be installed on the Eight Day Creek Bridge on Needhams Road next week. It too is expected to be open by mid-December.
Construction work continues on Askews Bridge on Askews Dip Road and Gambleys Bridge on Gambleys Road, and the new Back Creek Bridge on Kyogle Road.
Pilling work has started on the new bridge planned for Rodgers Road.
Remediation of the three major landslips on Lions Road has been completed, while work is still in progress on landslips on Gabal and Dugans roads. Work on the Gabal Road landslip is scheduled to be completed by late January.
Work has finished on repairs to the Edwards Lane landslip.
Council has now repaired 41 of the 106 major landslips which occurred as a result of the 2022 flooding.

Public Meeting on Fire Ants

Last week fire ants were detected in South Murwillumbah, the first confirmed detection in NSW. This follows the discovery of other nests at Innisplain, just 13.5km north of the Queensland border with Kyogle.
As fire ants have now been detected in two local government areas bordering Kyogle, it is now more important than ever for residents and businesses to be on alert for fire ants. Fire ants cause serious social, economic and environmental harm and it is important to keep the Kyogle local government area free from this aggressive pest.
The Department of Primary Industries, in conjunction with Kyogle Council, will be holding a public meeting about fire ants, next Wednesday 13 December, 5pm-6pm in the KMI Hall. At the meeting DPI staff will talk about:
  • the impact of fire ants and how they are spreading
  • how to identify a fire ant nest
  • what to do if you think you have fire ants on your property
  • new biosecurity rules affecting movement of heavy machinery, hay, soil, landscaping material etc.
Council encourages all residents to come along to the meeting to learn more about this highly invasive pest and what you can do to make sure the Kyogle local government area remains free from fire ants.
If you would like further information about fire ants visit www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/biosecurity/fire-ants or call DPI on 1800 680 244.

Are you getting your community newsletter?

If you live in the Kyogle local government area (LGA) and DO NOT receive Council’s Community Newsletter in the mail, Council wants to hear from you.
Council has received advice that some people are not receiving their newsletters which Council pays to have delivered via Australia Post’s Unaddressed Mail Service.
To initiate an investigation by Australia Post, Council requires the addresses of at least five residents in the Kyogle Local Government Area who did not receive the LAST newsletter which was delivered the week beginning 30 October 2023.
PLEASE NOTE that Australia Post does not deliver newsletters to people who request No Junk Mail. Rural addresses on the boundary with neighbouring local government areas also may not receive the newsletter because of issues relating to residents that live on mail routes that cross LGA boundaries.
If you did not receive the October/November newsletter in the mail, and neither of the above scenarios apply to you, please send an email, including your name and address, to council@kyogle.nsw.gov.au or call Council on 6632 1611.

 

Works update – 23 November 2023

Three road and two culvert construction crews are working on the Clarence Way project between Bonalbo and Urbenville.

The culvert crews are working ahead of the road crews replacing culverts before the road construction begins.

This multi-million dollar project is expected to take until mid-2025 to complete.

Crews continue to undertake drainage works on the Bruxner Highway at Mallanganee Range in preparation for the pavement works, while work on Kyogle Road has been completed.

Resealing works on Short Street, Kyogle, is continuing.

Maintenance grading is occurring in the Paddys Flat and Dyraaba catchments.

Council’s Jetpatcher is patching potholes on Clarence Way, while another pothole crew is working on Fawcetts Plain Road.

Construction work continues on the new Back Creek Bridge on Kyogle Road, Askews Bridge on Askews Dip Road, Eight Day Creek Bridge on Needhams Road and Gambleys Bridge on Gambleys Road.

Station Road No 2 Bridge was completed this week and is now open to traffic. Work has paused on the new bridge planned for Rodgers Road.

Repairs to landslips on Gabal and Dugans roads are ongoing, while remediation of the three major landslips on Lions Road is expected to be completed by the end of this month.

Contractors have completed Stage 2 of repairs to the landslip under Geneva Bridge and are currently demobilising the site.

Council is slashing verges on Gradys Creek Road and Bruxner Highway and will then head to Findon Creek Road.

Works update – 8 November 2023

Piling works are expected to start tomorrow on the Back Creek Bridge on Kyogle Road and Eight Day Creek Bridge on Needhams Road.

Concrete works will start tomorrow for the first abutment on the new Askews Bridge on Askews Dip Road, while piling work has begun on the Brindle Creek Road Bridge and a side-track is being constructed on the new bridge planned for Rodgers Road.

Repairs to landslips on Gabal and Dugans roads are ongoing.  Finishing works on the  Edwards Lane landslip are expected to be completed on Friday.

The scheduled completion of work on the three major landslips on Lions Road has been put back a couple of weeks and is now due to be finished mid-November. Contractors are still expected to finish repairs to the landslip under Geneva Bridge before Christmas.

Drainage works continue on Mallanganee Range in preparation for the pavement works which will start early next year.

Construction crews continue to work on Kyogle Road. They are undertaking flood damage repairs to drainage, and contractors are completing asphalt resurfacing and sprayed seals.

There are now three road construction crews and two culvert construction crews working on the Clarence Way between Bonalbo and Urbenville.

The project to seal a 4km section on the southern end of Sextonville Road has been completed and work on a minor repair on a culvert on the unsealed section in underway.

Resealing works on Short Street, Kyogle, are schedule to start next week, while works to reseal the Kyogle Lookout Access Road and install new guardrails is complete.

Maintenance grading is ongoing on Dyraaba Road. Progress has been delayed due to a mechanical issue with the grader. Old Dyraaba Road and Whites Road are next in line for maintenance grading.

West of the Range maintenance grading crews are working on Paddys Flat Road and Baileys Bridge Road has had maintenance grade complete.

Work to stabilise a 100 metre (approx) section of Wiangaree Back Road will be carried out when a stabiliser becomes available.

The flood damage crews have finished on Deep Creek Road and are continuing to address small defects on rural roads throughout the local government area.

Drainage crews will start work on Boundary Creek Road in the next couple of weeks, meanwhile Council’s  Jetpatcher  is working on patching potholes on Clarence Way, while another crew is working on Kyogle, Horseshoe Creek and Fawcetts Plain roads.

 

Council’s phone system is back online

UPDATE: Wednesday 12.19pm
Council’s phones are back up and running and we are now receiving incoming calls.
Thank you everyone for your understanding and patience.
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The Australia-wide Optus network outage has impacted Council’s phone system and we are currently not able to receive incoming calls.
Council has been advised that Optus is working “urgently” to get its system back up and running, but until that happens the phones are down.
Council’s administration centre remains open, and we are receiving emails – council@kyogle.nsw.gov.au
Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by the outage.

Richmond River and Wilsons River Flood Warning Improvement Project

The region’s flood warning service is being reviewed, and the community is invited to have its say on what improvements should be made.

The Richmond and Wilsons Rivers Flood Warning Improvement Project will make recommendations and fast-track improvements to our existing flood warning service to improve scope and reliability.

The primary objectives include the improvement of flood warning by upgrading existing gauges, installing new gauges, and setting up new flood forecast locations. It will also support community awareness of any changes to the existing flood warning service and will support the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) and NSW State Emergency Service (SES) in providing accurate and timely flood warnings to the community.
The project is being led by NSW Department Planning and Environment – Environment and Heritage Group in consultation with the BOM, SES and local councils.
Full project details and initial draft recommendations can be found at https://mhl.nsw.gov.au/floodstudies/DPEEHG/. You can provide feedback, questions or suggestions regarding improving the existing flood warning network in the Richmond and Wilsons rivers catchment up until 21 November 2023.

Works update – 26 October 2023

Work has started on the new Back Creek Bridge on Kyogle Road, and piling of the new Eight Day Creek Bridge on Needhams Road is scheduled to start on 6 November.
Piling work on the new Askews Bridge on Askews Dip Road was completed this week and abutment works have commenced. Barkers Bridge on Williams Road is complete and open to traffic. That bridge crew will now move on to Brindle Creek Road.
The Station Road bridge to pipe project will be completed this week, and once done the work crew will head to Clarence Way to join another crew replacing culverts as part of the Clarence Way upgrade project.
Repairs to landslips on Gabal and Dugans roads are ongoing. The major work on the Edwards Lane landslip has been completed, with crews finishing off curb and gutter and guardrail installation over the next couple of weeks.
The three major landslips on Lions Road are on track to be completed by the end of this month, while contractors are expected to finish repairs to the landslip under Geneva Bridge before Christmas.
Road construction crews continue to work on Kyogle Road, Clarence Way at Sandy Creek, and Bruxner Highway at Mallanganee Range. A second road construction crew will now start work near the Bean Creek area on Clarence Way.
Work on Duck Creek Road was completed last week.
The project to seal part of the southern section of Sextonville Road was delayed and is scheduled to happen next week. Council will seal a 4km stretch of the road.
Kyogle Lookout Access Road is being resealed this week. New guardrail also is being installed along the southern side of the road.
Maintenance grading is ongoing on Dyraaba Road, with the grading crews moving to Baileys Bridge and Wiangaree Back roads next.
The flood damage work crews have finished replacing culverts on Omagh and Edenville roads and are finishing works on Deep Creek Road. They are also picking up and addressing small defects on rural roads throughout the LGA.
Council’s pothole patching program is ongoing on Ettrick Range and Clarence Way, with the jetpatcher working on Wyangarie and Ettrick streets in Kyogle.

Assistance for bushfire-affected communities

Disaster assistance is now available for people, small businesses and primary produces in the Kyogle and Tenterfield local government areas who have been impacted by the recent bushfires.
Jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA), the assistance may include:
➡️ Help for eligible people whose homes or belongings have been damaged (eligibility criteria apply)
➡️ Support for affected local councils to help with the costs of cleaning up and restoring damaged essential public assets
➡️ Concessional interest rate loans for small businesses, primary producers and non-profit organisations, and
➡️ Freight subsidies for primary producers.
For information relating to financial assistance, replacing lost documents, location of your nearest recovery centre and more, please contact Service NSW on 137 788 or visit nsw.gov.au
To apply for a concessional loan or primary producer grant, contact the NSW Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593 or visit www.raa.nsw.gov.au
Further information on disaster assistance can be found on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website at www.disasterassist.gov.au
Federal Minister for Emergency Management Senator the Hon Murray Watt and NSW Minister for Emergency Services Jihad Dib said the two governments were supporting impacted communities with early assistance, so recovery could begin as soon as possible for those directly affected.

Inquiry into insurers’ responses to 2022 flood claims

If you were impacted by last year’s floods and had dealings with an insurer, Federal Parliament’s House Standing Committee on Economics wants to hear from you.
The Standing Committee is conducting an inquiry into insurers’ responses to flood claims and wants to give all those affected by the 2022 floods a chance to tell their story and share with the committee their experiences of dealing with their insurer.
In recognition of the difficulties many people are still facing in getting their lives back on track, the committee has compiled a survey as a simple and effective way for people to engage with the inquiry.
The survey is anonymous, takes about 10 minutes to complete and, depending on your circumstances, it will ask a series of questions about:
  • which flood you were affected by
  • how your insurer has communicated with you
  • the outcome of your claim
  • any complaints or disputes with insurers
  • time frames for claim resolutions
  • access to hydrology reports
  • flood mitigation measures, and
  • your ability to obtain/renew insurance policies after flooding.

Works update – 11 October 2023

Makings Bridge on Hootons Road was completed today (11 October) and is now open to traffic.
We’ve also seen Baileys Bridge on Baileys Bridge Road and Comerfords No 2 Bridge on Roseberry Creek Road recently open to traffic.
The side-track around the new bridge site on Kyogle Road has been completed and work on the bridge can now commence, while bridge to pipes project on Station Road is ongoing, and work has restarted on the new bridge on Williams Road.
Council is waiting on a piling contractor to become available before work can start on the new bridge on Needhams Road.
Work to repair a landslip on Gabal Road started this week, while work on landslips on Dugans Road and Williams Road is continuing.
Repairs to the landslip on Edwards Lane are expected to be completed by the end of next week, while work of the three major landslips on Lions Road is likely to be completed by the end of October. Contractors are expected to finish repairs to the landslip under Geneva Bridge before Christmas.
Road construction crews are working on Kyogle Road, Clarence Way at Sandy Creek, and Bruxner Highway at Mallanganee Range.
Crews have sealed parts of Duck Creek Road, however the project cannot be completed until culvert works are finalised. The Clarence Way project at Sandilands is finished.
The project to seal part of the southern section of Sextonville Road is moving along, with sealing scheduled for next week.
Meanwhile, maintenance grading is occurring on Dyraaba and Mills roads, and has been completed on Slaughter Gully and Murphys roads.
The replacement of culverts on Omagh and Edenville roads as part of flood damage response is continuing.
Council’s pothole patching program is ongoing on Ettrick Range and Clarence Way.

Community Building Partnership (CBP) grants now open

Community organisations across the Lismore electorate are being encouraged to apply for funding in the latest round of the Community Building Partnership (CBP) program which opened last week.

Incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and local councils are eligible to apply for grants of between $5000 and $150,000 to help make their town or suburb a better place to live, work, learn and play.

Grants must be for building, refurbishing or repairing community infrastructure, or for buying freestanding equipment or vehicles.

Each State electorate receives a maximum of $300,000 in funding and applications are assessed against other proposed projects within the same electorate.

Grant applications close Friday, 27 October 2023 at 5pm.

To apply, visit the Community Building Partnership website nsw.gov.au/cbp

Get Ready Day

Kyogle Council invites you to our “Get Ready Day” in Mallanganee.

Come along to learn how to prepare your home and property for natural disasters, including how to pack your free ‘Grab and Go’ bag. And hear from the experts, Mallanganee RFS, about the upcoming fire season.

Mallanganee Memorial Hall

Sunday 15 October from 1pm

 

Works update – 27 September 2023

The new bridges on Chestnut Road and Brown Knob Road are now complete and have been opened to traffic.
Makings Bridge on Hootons Road and Comerfords No 2 Bridge on Roseberry Creek Road are almost complete and will be open to traffic by the end of this week.
Baileys Bridge on Baileys Bridge Road is expected to open to traffic next week.
Bridge crews are continuing to work on new bridges on Station Road and Kyogle Road, and will return to finish a new bridge on Williams Road now that the girders have arrived. Work is expected to start soon on a new bridge on Needhams Road.
Work on the first of two landslips on Tabulam Road and another landslip on Kyogle Road have been completed, while work on a landslip on Dugan Road started today. Repair crews will start work on landslips on Gabal and Williams roads on 3 October.
Work is continuing on repairs to three major landslips on Lions Road, the landslip under Geneva Bridge, and a landslip on Edward Lane.
Road construction crews are working on Kyogle Road, Clarence Way at Sandilands, Bruxner Highway at Mallanganee Range and Duck Creek Road, with plans to seal the works on Duck Creek Road this week.
Work is continuing on the project to seal part of the southern section of Sextonville Road.
Council is patching potholes on Ettrick Range and Clarence Way.

Works update – 8 September 2023

The new bridge on Trentys Lane has been opened to traffic, while construction crews continue to work on new bridges on Chestnut, Hootons, Roseberry Creek, Brown Knob and Baileys Bridge roads.
The new bridges on Brown Knob and Baileys Bridge roads will be the next to be finished and are expected to open to traffic in mid-September.
Road construction crews are working on Kyogle Road, Clarence Way at Sandilands, Bruxner Highway at Mallanganee Range and Duck Creek Road. Council also has started work to seal a part of the southern section of Sextonville Road.
Grading crews are currently working on Duck Creek and Racecourse roads and Mockharra Lane as well as in the Collins Creek catchment.
Council is patching potholes on Ettrick, Kyogle and Theresa Creek roads and Clarence Way.
Work is continuing on repairs to three major landslips on Lions Road and the landslip under Geneva Bridge. The repairs to the Geneva Bridge landslip are on track to be completed by Christmas, while the Lions Road landslips should be remediated by late November.
Work also is progressing on repairs to landslips on Kyogle and Tabulam roads and Edward Lane, while work on landslips on Gabal, Dugan, and Williams roads is expected to start sometime this month.
Meanwhile, Council is waiting on funding approval for repairs to a further 11 landslips.
Council has so far completed repairs to 37 or the 106 landslips identified for remediation work following the 2022 natural disaster.