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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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
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
Applications for grants under Kyogle Council’s Community Assistance Fund have now opened.
The Community Assistance Fund provides one-off donations of up to $1,000 for organisations, $500 for individuals and $5,000 for projects which can contribute dollar for dollar funding. The policy can be found here.
Funding preference is given to those individuals/organisations that can demonstrate the greatest need or benefit to the wider community in the following areas: welfare; community involvement/social interaction; sport and recreation; the Arts; youth affairs; senior citizen affairs; cultural assistance.
Community Assistance grants are paid on a reimbursement basis in that successful applicants must provide Council with receipts and/or invoices before any funds are paid.
Applications will close at 4pm on Friday 6 October.
The Council will determine the successful grant applications at its November meeting.
On-line applications are preferred and can be completed here, however application forms and further information are also available from the Kyogle Council administration centre, 1 Stratheden Street, Kyogle, or by clicking here.
Do you have an erosion problem on farm that you just can’t work out how to solve? Do you need a plan to help carry out works to help get your production back on track?
Landholders in the North Coast Local Land Services region are invited to submit an EOI to receive a ‘next steps’ plan for an erosion problem that is impacting upon farm production.
Find out more here.
EOIs will close at midnight on 4 August 2023.
At the 10 July 2023 Ordinary Council meeting, Kyogle Council resolved to support a Voice to Parliament.
Through the Uluru Statement First Nations People have called on all Australians to support a First Nations Voice to Parliament by voting Yes in the upcoming referendum.
Kyogle Council accepts the invitation of First Nations People to establish a Voice to parliament enshrined in the constitution, by supporting a YES vote in the upcoming referendum.
The Australian Government advises:
In late 2023, Australians will have their say in a referendum about whether to change the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.
The Voice would be an independent and permanent advisory body. It would give advice to the Australian Parliament and Government on matters that affect the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have called for members of the Voice to be chosen by First Nations peoples based on the wishes of local communities.
Further information on the referendum, including the proposed referendum question and constitutional amendment, can be found here https://voice.gov.au/
Further information on the Uluru Statement can be found here https://ulurustatement.org/
Information from the YES campaign can be found here https://yes23.com.au/
- WIRES Northern Rivers: 1800 094 737
- Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers: 02 6628 1866
Grading crews continue to do unsealed road flood repairs on Stringy Bark, Murrays Scrub, Old Lawrence, Sargents, Homeleigh, Back Creek, and Smiths Creek roads. The next roads on the list are Boundary Creek, Oxbow, Blackhorse, Vidlers, Appletree Flat, Taylors, O’Neils and Ghinni Ghi roads.
The remediation of the Clarence Way between Urbenville and Woodenbong has been completed.
Sealed road construction crews are currently working on Deep Creek, Kyogle, and Collins Creek roads.
Work on Kyogle Road is nearing completion, but the crew will step away and do heavy patching on the State Highways for the next month. They will return once the landslip repairs on Kyogle Road are completed.
Council is patching potholes on Clarence Way, Gradys Creek and Kyogle roads.
The new bridges on Boomi Creek Road and Montgomerys Road were opened to traffic this week, and the new bridge on Collins Valley Way will be open to traffic tomorrow afternoon.
Crews continue to work on the new bridges on Slaters Road MacQueens Road and two bridges on Duck Creek Road. New bridges on Roseberry Creek and Boorabee Creek roads were started this week.
Contractors continue to work on new bridges on Old Cob O Corn Road, Baileys Bridge Road, and Tims Lane. The new Tims Lane and Old Cob O Corn Road bridges are expected to open in late July.
The restoration of landslips on Atkins, Horseshoe Creek, Back Creek, and Kyogle roads is ongoing. Council is ready to commence works on landslips on Anzac Drive (Geneva Bridge), Williams Road and Gabal Road as soon as we receive approval from Transport for NSW.