Applications now open for Community Building Partnership grants

Applications opened on Monday, 16 May, for the State Government’s 2022 Community Building Partnership (CBP) Grants.
This popular small grants program, which has been running since 2009, is open to incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and local councils. They are able to apply for grants of between $5,000 and $150,000, with the average grant awarded around $20,000.
CBP will consider funding requests for projects involving:
  • capital works including construction of new community infrastructure as well as refurbishment, repair and maintenance of existing community infrastructure. (Capital works are: improvements to the land or building, or freestanding equipment that will be fixed or installed to the land or building.)
  • the purchase of freestanding equipment with a minimum individual asset value of $5,000 or more.
Applicants should read the program guidelines to ensure their club or organisation and proposed project are eligible.
The Department of Premier and Cabinet strongly advises applicants not to leave the lodgement of applications until the last minute. Applications close at 5pm, Friday 10 June 2022. For more information including program guidelines, follow this link.

Kyogle roads update – 16 May 2022

Council was forced to close Forest Road on Friday due to a landslip. Council is assessing the landslip, in the meantime Forest Road will join Lions Road, Geneva Street and Baileys Bridge Road on the closure list.

The Lions Road landslip deteriorated further at the weekend, however Council still working towards re-opening the road by the end of the month.

Council is currently working on a causeway and some drainage issues on Horseshoe Creek Road. Council also is fixing a spring on Imesons Road, and repairing post flood drainage issues on Station Road today.

Council intends to cut a track around the landslip on Wender Road this week to ensure residents have reliable access.

Emergency repairs on the ‘sink hole’ on Simpkins Creek Road were completed at the weekend. This is an ongoing concern to Council and Council will continue to monitor the site.

Council is patching potholes today on Clarence Way, Kyogle Road, Fawcetts Plain Road and Cawongla Road.  Pothole patching will continue on Clarence Way throughout the week.  Other roads to be targeted this week will include Wiangaree Back Road, Findon Creek Road, and Omagh Road.

Council attempted to restart the Sandilands repair project on Clarence Way, however saturated ground conditions have forced work crews to relocate to Hootons Road. Council work crews will return to the Clarence Way project once the Hootons Road project is complete. Fingers crossed that ground conditions will have improved by then.

Extraordinary Meeting to be held on Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Cawongla landslip update

Kyogle Road at the Cawongla Range landslip will be open to one lane of traffic under stop/go traffic control from 8.30am-3.30pm tomorrow (Wednesday 20 April), Thursday and Friday.
However, motorists are warned there could be lengthy delays during these hours.
The road will be open to one lane of traffic under traffic light control outside of these hours.
Council expects to complete the interim remediation works by the end of the week and re-open Kyogle Road to two lanes of traffic at the landslip at the weekend (April 22). Further geotechnical investigations and design works will be undertaken in the coming months to formulate a plan to permanently repair the landslip.

Kyogle roads update – 7 April 2022

Work to repair a sink hole on Link Road took longer than expected today, with the road crew encountering worse than anticipated conditions.

The road remains closed, however it is expected to be re-opened tomorrow morning, weather permitting.

The longer than expected job on Link Road has delayed the start of work on the side track around the Lillian Rock Road landslip. The work crew and equipment will move from Link Road to Lillian Rock Road tomorrow once the sink hole is repaired. The side track is expected to take a couple of weeks to complete.

Council today also fixed a causeway at Warra Warra Lane which was impeding access for local residents. Council would like to thank the resident who alerted Council to the problem, as Council’s inspection crews had not managed to get to the area as yet.

Roads that Council expects to remain closed for some time, and which have alternate routes, are:

  • Geneva Street
  • Lions Road (at Murphy Standfield’s culvert)
  • Boomi Creek Road (Council expects to start work on the culvert next week)

Work continues on the Cawongla landslip remediation project. Kyogle Road continues to be closed at the landslip from 8.30am-3.30pm weekdays, and re-opens to one lane of traffic after 3.30pm. It is open all weekend.

The Bruxner Highway remains open to all traffic, although traffic is reduced to one lane under traffic light control at the Mallanganee Range and Rodgers Road.

For all local road information, go to https://www.livetraffic.com/

 

Kyogle roads update – 6 April 2022

KYOGLE ROADS UPDATE – 6 April 2022
Link Road was closed to traffic today due to a sink hole.Council work crews will be on site tomorrow, weather permitting, to fix the sink hole. The road is expected to be re-opened tomorrow afternoon.
Unfortunately, Council was unable to start work today on the side track around the Lillian Rock Road landslip. Weather permitting, Council expects to start work tomorrow. It should take a couple of weeks to complete.
Roads that Council expects to remain closed for some time, and which have alternate routes, are:
• Geneva Street
• Lions Road (at Murphy Standfield’s culvert)
• Boomi Creek Road
Work continues on the Cawongla landslip remediation project. Kyogle Road continues to be closed at the landslip from 8.30am-3.30pm weekdays, and re-opens to one lane of traffic after 3.30pm. It is open all weekend.
The Bruxner Highway remains open to all traffic, although traffic is reduced to one lane under traffic light control at the Mallanganee Range and Rodgers Road.
For all local road information, go to https://www.livetraffic.com/

Kyogle roads update – 5 April 2022

Roads which were closed due to flood damage, and which are now open are:
• Boundary Creek Road
• Simpkins Creek Road
• Capeen Creek Road
• Roseberry Creek Road
• Boorabee Creek Road
• Williams Road at Barker Bridge
Meanwhile, work is expected to start tomorrow on a side track around the Lillian Rock Road landslip. It should take a couple of weeks to complete.
Roads that Council expects to remain closed for some time, and which have alternate routes, are:
• Geneva Street
• Lions Road (at Murphy Standfield’s culvert)
• Boomi Creek Road
Work continues on the Cawongla landslip remediation project. Kyogle Road continues to be closed at the landslip from 8.30am-3.30pm weekdays, and re-opens to one lane of traffic after 3.30pm. It is open all weekend.
The Bruxner Highway remains open to all traffic, although traffic is reduced to one lane under traffic light control at the Mallanganee Range and Rodgers Road.
Kyogle

Have your say on new Community Strategic Plan

What is your vision for the Kyogle LGA?

Council has started work on a new Community Strategic Plan, or CSP, for Kyogle and the villages and wants the community to have a voice in what it says.

The purpose of the CSP is to set out the community’s vision for the future and identify what Council, and its partners, will do to achieve those goals.

This is a community-informed plan, so we need your input.

To have your say, complete the community survey which is available online by following this link.

Paper copies of the survey are also available by calling 02 6632 1611. Council staff will be happy to send a copy to you in the mail.

The survey is only one way Council will be engaging with the community during the development of this plan.

Council staff will be out in the community during April and May meeting with community groups and setting up stalls at community markets.

Keep an eye out and come and have a conversation.

Council welcomes your input and feedback at any time. Once the plan is drafted, it will be put on public exhibition so you can provide further feedback before the Council will adopt the final plan in June this year.

UPDATE: Kyogle Recovery Centre

The Kyogle Recovery Centre will open Monday (4 April), Tuesday (5 April), Thursday (7 April) and Friday (8 April) this week.
Located at 131 Summerland Way in the front of the Kyogle Memorial Hall, the Recovery Centre is open 9am – 5pm. It’s services are available to everyone who has been flood affected, whether you normally live in the Kyogle LGA or not.
Services available at the Recovery Centre next week are:
✅ Housing – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
✅ Service NSW – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
✅ Personal grants – Red Cross Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
✅ Disaster Recovery Payment and the Disaster Recovery Allowance – Services Australia Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Kyogle Council Recovery Assistance Points will operate in the Bonalbo Hall on Monday (4 April) and in the Tabulam Hall on Thursday (7 April).

Kyogle road update – afternoon 31 March 2022

Roads which were closed yesterday due to flooding, and which are now open are:
  • Hayes Road at the bridge
  • Gradys Creek Road at Main Creek
  • Needhams Road at Tooloom Creek Bridge
  • Mahoneys Lane at the bridge
  • Boorabee Creek Road at the first causeway
  • Bolziccos Road at the culvert
  • Walshs Road at the bridge
  • Taverners Road
  • Ryans Creek Road
Council also expects to re-open Clarence Way through the Yabbra Scrub this afternoon once road crews finish cleaning up a landslip.
Roads that remain closed due to flood damage are:
  • Boundary Creek Road
  • Simpkins Creek Road
  • Capeen Creek Road
  • Roseberry Creek Road
Council’s priority tomorrow will be to open all four of these roads.
Roads that Council expects to remain closed for some time, and which have alternate routes, are:
  • Geneva Street
  • Lions Road (at Murphy Standfield’s culvert)
  • Lillian Rock Road
  • Boomi Creek Road
  • Williams Road at Barker Bridge
The Bruxner Highway remains open to all traffic, although traffic is reduced to one lane under traffic light control at the Mallanganee Range and Rodgers Road.
Work restarted today on the Cawongla landslip remediation project. Kyogle Road will be closed at the landslip again tomorrow from 8.30am-3.30pm, and will re-open to one lane of traffic after 3.30pm. It will remain open all weekend and will close again on Monday, 4 April, from 8.30am-3.30pm.
For all local road information, go to myfoadinfo by following this link.   Council is continuing to assess its road and bridge network and myroadinfo will be updated as information comes to hand.
Council appreciates your help in identifying problems. You can report issues by:
  • Calling Kyogle Council business hours 02 6632 1611 after hours and emergency number 02 6626 6800
  • Emailing council@kyogle.nsw.gov.au
  • On line by following this link.
Please remember to take care on the road, drive to the conditions and do not drive or walk through floodwater.

Bonalbo Waste Transfer Station – Saturday 2 April 2022

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Bonalbo Waste Transfer Station will close early on Saturday, 2 April, 2022.  The facility will operate from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm.  Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

Kyogle roads update – morning 31 March 2022

The Bruxner Highway remains open to all traffic, although traffic is reduced to one lane under traffic light control at the Mallanganee Range and Rodgers Road.
The Summerland Way is currently closed at Reynolds Bridge south of Kyogle. It is expected to re-open in the next couple of hours.
Work has restarted today on the Cawongla landslip remediation project. Kyogle Road is closed at the landslip from 8am-4pm, and will re-open to one lane of traffic after 4pm. It is expected to be closed again tomorrow from 8am-4pm.
The Clarence Way has re-opened at all sites except at Yabbra Scrub where a landslip has closed the road. Council hopes to re-open the road later today.
Lions Road is closed at Murphy Standfield’s culvert. A landslip on the road has worsened and Council has to assess the situation.
Bentley Road is open to the Richmond Valley Council border, and the Mt Lindesay Road is open to the Tenterfield Shire border.
For all local road information, go to https://northernrivers.myroadinfo.com.au/overview.asp. Council is continuing to assess its road and bridge network and myroadinfo will be updated throughout the day as information comes to hand.
Council appreciates your help in identifying problems. You can report issues by:
• Calling Kyogle Council business hours 02 6632 1611 after hours and emergency number 02 6626 6800
• Emailing council@kyogle.nsw.gov.au
Please remember to take care on the road, drive to the conditions and do not drive or walk through floodwater.

Roads update – 30 March 2022

After peaking yesterday afternoon and receding, flood waters are on their way back up again in Kyogle and are expected to peak this evening. For road closures due to water inundation follow this link to the myroadinfo website.

Council has had to close the following road today due to flood damage:

  • The Clarence Way at Yabbra Scrub

Roads that were closed yesterday that remain closed are:

  • Boundary Creek Road at the first causeway
  • Boorabee Creek Road at the first causeway
  • Lions Road from Murphy Standfield’s culvert due to a landslip that has worsened
  • Barker Bridge on Williams Road
  • Gradys Creek Road at the last causeway
  • Bolziccos Road
  • Davis Road
  • Walsh Road at the bridge
  • Geneva Street (remains closed)
  • Capeen Creek Road (remains closed)
  • Lillian Rock Road (remains closed)

Due to continuing adverse weather conditions, Council has only been able to undertake minimal road works. Crews will be back out on the roads undertaking repairs as soon as the water recedes.

Weather permitting, Council hopes to re-start work tomorrow to restore the landslip on the Kyogle Road at Cawongla Range. If the work goes ahead, the road will be closed from 8am to 4pm. Council will advise the community via Facebook as early as possible if the road closure is going ahead.

The situation on the Bruxner Highway and Summerland remains unchanged.

The Bruxner Highway continues to be restricted to one lane at two locations west of Mummulgum.  Landslips have closed one lane of the highway on the Mallanganee Range and near Rogers Road east of Tabulam. Both lane closures are expected to remain in place for some time.

Summerland Way is restricted to one lane of traffic at Burnetts. The single lane closure will be in place for some time.

Council once again will be assessing the road network as this lot of flood water recedes and appreciates your help in identifying problems. You can report issues by:

  • Calling Kyogle Council business hours 02 6632 1611 after hours and emergency number 02 6626 6800
  • Emailing council@kyogle.nsw.gov.au
  • On line by following this link.

Please remember to take care on the road, drive to the conditions and do not drive or walk through floodwater.

 

 

Roads update – 29 March 2022

Flood waters appear to have peaked in Kyogle this afternoon, having reached 13.9 metres. The water will now progressively move down river.

For road closures due to water inundation go to myroadinfo by following this link.

Council has had to close the following roads today due to flood damage:

  • Boundary Creek Road at the first causeway
  • Boorabee Creek Road at the first causeway
  • Lions Road from Murphy Standfield’s culvert due to a landslip that has worsened
  • Barker Bridge on Williams Road
  • Gradys Creek Road at the last causeway
  • Bolziccos Road
  • Davis Road
  • Walsh Road at the bridge
  • Geneva Street (remains closed)
  • Capeen Creek Road (remains closed)
  • Lillian Rock Road (remains closed)

Roads that were closed earlier but have now been opened are:

  • Bingeebeebra Creek Road
  • Theresa Creek Road
  • Taverners Road
  • Whites Road
  • Campbells Road

Weather permitting, Council hopes to re-start work tomorrow to restore the landslip on the Kyogle Road at Cawongla Range. If the work goes ahead, the road will be closed from 8am to 4pm. Council will advise the community via Facebook as early as possible if the road closure is going ahead.

The situation on the Bruxner Highway and Summerland remains unchanged.

The Bruxner Highway continues to be restricted to one lane at two locations west of Mummulgum.  Landslips have closed one lane of the highway on the Mallanganee Range and near Rogers Road east of Tabulam. Both lane closures are expected to remain in place for some time.

Summerland Way is restricted to one lane of traffic at Burnetts. The single lane closure will be in place for some time.

Council once again will be assessing the road network as this lot of flood water recedes and appreciates your help in identifying problems. You can report issues by:

Please remember to take care on the road, drive to the conditions and do not drive or walk through floodwater.

 

 

Roads update – 28 March 2022

Heavy rainfall is expected throughout the Kyogle Local Government Area (LGA) overnight and all residents are urged to be cautious when driving.
The predicted rain may result in flooding, causing further damage to the road and bridge network and exacerbate existing issues.
Please take care and remember, do not drive or walk through flood water.
In a heavy storm on Friday, temporary repairs to Barkers Bridge on Williams Road were damaged and the bridge had to be closed.
Access to residents is still available via northern end of Williams Road or Link Road depending on your location. Council intends to undertake repairs next week.
Lions Road is down to one lane near the Border Loop after rain at the weekend worsened an existing landslip.
The bridge crew is expected to be working on the damaged Capeen Creek Road bridge tomorrow, weather permitting.
The damaged bridge has been isolating residents at the top end of Capeen Creek since the February 28 flood. Council hopes to have the damaged bridge open to traffic by Wednesday (weather permitting). The repairs to the bridge have been complicated by two load-limited bridges which stopped Council from getting heavy equipment to the site to repair the structure. Council had to put in place a side track around one of the bridges and repair the other, before the work crew could get to the third bridge.
Other roads that remain closed that have detours in place are:
• Lillian Rock Road (detour is expected to be in place long term)
• Geneva Street, Kyogle (detour is expected to be in place long term)
The weather prevented Council from working on the Cawongla Range landslip on Kyogle Road today, which meant the road stayed open all day. A decision will be made early tomorrow on whether work will restart in the morning. Council will advise the community via Facebook as early as possible.
Summerland Way is restricted to one lane of traffic at Burnetts. The single lane closure will be in place for some time.
The Bruxner Highway continues to be restricted to one lane at two locations west of Mummulgum. Landslips have closed one lane of the highway on the Mallanganee Range and near Rogers Road east of Tabulam. Both lane closures are expected to remain in place for some time.

Roads update – 25 March 2022

Work to replace the failed culvert on Dyraaba Road has been completed and the road has re-opened to traffic.
However, Dyraaba Road is still showing the effects of the floods and motorists are urged to drive with caution and to the road conditions.
The new Wynlea Road Bridge has also opened to traffic this afternoon. Council would like to thank local residents for their patience.
The bridge crew undertaking repairs on Mill Bridge on Capeen Creek Road has discovered the bridge was more damaged than first thought. They have worked on the bridge all day, and have re-opened it to traffic. However, it will be closed again on Monday, weather permitting, from 8am to 4pm, so the repairs can be completed.
The crew will then move on to the damaged bridge at the top end of Capeen Creek which is isolating landholders. The damaged bridge at the top end of Capeen Creek is still on track to open by mid next week.
Other roads that remain closed that have detours in place are:
• Lillian Rock Road (detour is expected to be in place long term)
• Geneva Street, Kyogle (detour is expected to be in place long term)
Kyogle Road at the Cawongla Range is open to one-lane of traffic all weekend. As of Monday, it will close again, between the hours 8.30am and 3.30pm, on weekdays. Council is working to have road re-opened to two lanes of traffic by the end of next week.
Council has also installed a set of traffic lights at a smaller landslip on Kyogle Road near the Bolzicco Road turn-off.
Summerland Way is restricted to one lane of traffic at Burnetts. The single lane closure will be in place for some time.
The Bruxner Highway continues to be restricted to one lane at two locations west of Mummulgum. Landslips have closed one lane of the highway on the Mallanganee Range and near Rogers Road east of Tabulam. Both lane closures are expected to remain in place for some time.

UPDATE: Kyogle Recovery Centre closed until Monday, 4 April due to flooding

UPDATE — 30 March 2022
The Kyogle Recovery Centre will be temporarily closed Thursday, 31 and Friday, 1 April due to weather events.

The Kyogle Recovery Centre will likely reopen on Monday, 4 April, weather permitting.

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The Kyogle Recovery Centre will open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday each week.
Located at 131 Summerland Way in the front of the Kyogle Memorial Hall, the Recovery Centre is open 9am – 5pm. It services are available to everyone who has been flood affected, whether you normally live in the Kyogle LGA or not.
Services available at the Recovery Centre next week are:
  •  Support for Famers: DPI – Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
  •  Housing – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
  •  Service NSW – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
  •  Personal grants – Business NSW – Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
  •  Personal grants – Red Cross Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
  •  Disaster Recovery Payment and the Disaster Recovery Allowance – Services Australia Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Road update – 24 March 2022

Council is one step closer to providing road access to residents at the top end of Capeen Creek Road after today completing a bypass track for the load-limited bridge on Duck Creek Road.
The bridge crew will now undertake repairs on Mill Bridge, a second load-limited bridge which is preventing Council from getting heavy equipment to the damaged bridge.
Council will close Mill Bridge, weather permitting, from 8am to 4pm to expediate the work. The damaged bridge at the top end of Capeen Creek is still on track to open by mid next week.
Council accelerated work on the new Wynlea Road Bridge after the side track washed away during the flood. The bridge is expected to be open to traffic tomorrow afternoon.
Work to replace the failed culvert on Dyraaba Road continued today. Council expects the road to re-open to traffic tomorrow. A detour via Old Dyraaba Road remains in place.
Other roads that remain closed that have detours in place are:
• Lillian Rock Road (detour is expected to be in place long term)
• Geneva Street, Kyogle (detour is expected to be in place long term)
Kyogle Road at the Cawongla Range is closed to all traffic from 8.30am to 3.30 pm on weekdays. It continues to be open to one-lane of traffic outside of these hours and is open all weekend.
Council is working to have road re-opened to two lanes of traffic by the end of next week.
Council has also installed a set of traffic lights at a smaller landslip on Kyogle Road near the Bolzicco Road turn-off.
Summerland Way is restricted to one lane of traffic at Burnetts. The single lane closure will be in place for some time.
The Bruxner Highway continues to be restricted to one lane at two locations west of Mummulgum. Landslips have closed one lane of the highway on the Mallanganee Range and near Rogers Road east of Tabulam. Both lane closures are expected to remain in place for some time.

Kyogle roads update – 23 March 2022

Council is still working its way up Capeen Creek Road in a bid to provide access to residents living at the top end of the valley.
One of Council’s bridge crews is putting the finishing touches to the approaches of a bypass track on Duck Creek Road which will allow us to start work on the Capeen Creek Road load-limited bridge on Friday. Council will close the load-limited bridge from 8.30am to 3.30pm to expediate the work.
Council had believed the work on the bypass track was finished yesterday. Unfortunately, this was not the case and we apologise for the error.
Council still expects to re-open the closed bridge on the upper end of Capeen Creek Road, providing access to isolated residents, by mid next week.
Work to replace the failed culvert on Dyraaba Road continued today. The road may re-open at the end of the week. A detour via Old Dyraaba Road remains in place.
Other roads that remain closed that have detours in place are:
• Lillian Rock Road (detour is expected to be in place long term)
• Geneva Street, Kyogle (detour is expected to be in place long term)
Kyogle Road at the Cawongla Range is closed to all traffic from 8.30am to 3.30 pm on weekdays. It continues to be open to one-lane of traffic outside of these hours and is open all weekend. Council is working to re-open the road to two lanes of traffic by the end of next week.
Meanwhile, Council has also installed a set of traffic lights at a smaller landslip on Kyogle Road near the Bolzicco Road turn-off.
Summerland Way is restricted to one lane of traffic at Burnetts. The single lane closure will be in place for some time.
The Bruxner Highway continues to be restricted to one lane at two locations west of Mummulgum. Landslips have closed one lane of the highway on the Mallanganee Range and near Rogers Road east of Tabulam. Both lane closures are expected to remain in place for some time.

Recovery Centre open Thursday, Friday

‼️ Kyogle Recovery Centre open Thursday, Friday ‼️

The Kyogle Recovery Centre at 131 Summerland Way in the front of the Kyogle Memorial Hall is not open today (Wednesday). The centre will however be open tomorrow (Thursday and Friday) from 9am – 5pm.

It is providing services for everyone who has been flood affected, whether you normally live in the Kyogle LGA or not.

Services on offer over the next two days are:
Support for Farmers: DPI – Thursday and Friday
Housing – Thursday and Friday
Tenancy, insurance and hardship matters – Legal Aid – Thursday
Personal grants – Service NSW – Thursday and Friday
Business grant – Business Concierge – Thursday
Personal grants – Red Cross – Thursday and Friday
Disaster Recovery Payment, the Disaster Recovery Allowance and Centrelink – Services Australia – Thursday and Friday

Kyogle roads update – 22 March 2022

A damaged bridge at the top end of Capeen Creek Road remains closed and continues to isolate residents.
The first of the two load-limited bridges on the same road, which are stopping Council from getting heavy equipment and materials to the damaged bridge, has now been bypassed.
Work on the second bridge will start tomorrow and Council expects to repair and re-open the third bridge by the middle of next week.
Work to replace the failed culvert on Dyraaba Road continued today. The road may re-open at the end of the week.
A detour via Old Dyraaba Road remains in place.
Other roads that remain closed that have detours in place are:
• Lillian Rock Road (detour is expected to be in place long term)
• Geneva Street, Kyogle (detour is expected to be in place long term)
The situation on the Bruxner Highway, Kyogle Road and Summerland Way remains unchanged.
The Bruxner Highway continues to be restricted to one lane at two locations west of Mummulgum. Landslips have closed one lane of the highway on the Mallanganee Range and near Rogers Road east of Tabulam. Both lane closures are expected to remain in place for some time.
Kyogle Road at the Cawongla Range is closed to all traffic from 8.30am to 3.30 pm on weekdays. It continues to be open to one-lane of traffic outside of these hours and is open all weekend.
Summerland Way is restricted to one lane of traffic at Burnetts. The single lane closure will be in place for some time.
Council continues to assess its road and bridge network for flood damage, and asks motorists to drive to the condition of the roads.
We ask for residents’ patience while we work through this whopping task and urge people to report any issues they come across by phoning 6632 1611 during business hours or 6626 6800 after hours. You can also email council@kyogle.nsw.gov.au or report an issue via the website at https://www.kyogle.nsw.gov.au/…/jobs-news…/contact/

Assistance available to flood affected individuals, farmers and small businesses

The Rural Financial Counselling Service (NSW Northern Region) has compiled a detailed list of the assistance available to flood-affected individuals, primary produces and small businesses.

It contains information on assistance programs offered by the Federal and State Governments as well as other agencies and organisations.

It can been accessed by following this link.

Wide range of services available at Kyogle Recovery Centre

The Kyogle Recovery Centre is located at 131 Summerland Way in the front of the Kyogle Memorial Hall.
The Centre is open to everyone who has been flood affected, whether you normally live in the Kyogle LGA or not. Opening hours are 9am-5pm.
Services available at the Recovery Centre this week are:
  •  Support for Famers: DPI – Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
  •  Housing – Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
  •  Tenancy, insurance and hardship matters – Legal Aid – Tuesday
  •  Personal grants – Business NSW – Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
  •  Business grant – Business Concierge – Thursday and Friday
  •  Personal grants – Red Cross Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
  •  Disaster Recovery Payment and the Disaster Recovery Allowance – Services Australia Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Please note the centre will not be open tomorrow (Wednesday 23 March).
If you have accommodation to offer people displaced by the floods, Air BnB and Red Cross are partnering to support placing people in short-term accommodation. Please visit airbnb.com/2022aufloods

Kyogle roads update — 21 March 2022

Tunglebung Creek Road will re-open to traffic this afternoon after work crews completed repairs to a  flood-damaged bridge on the road.

Work to replace the failed culvert on Dyraaba Road also started today. Progress so far has been better than expected and the work crew is hopeful the project will be completed by the end of the week. In the meantime, a detour via Old Dyraaba Road remains in place.

Other roads that remain closed that have detours in place are:

  • Lillian Rock Road (detour is expected to be in place long term)
  • Geneva Street, Kyogle (detour is expected to be in place long term)

Capeen Creek Road is the only road that is closed, isolating residents. There are two load limited bridges between Old Bonalbo and the flood-affected bridge. Council is still working on the first of two side-tracks that will allow us to access the damaged bridge. Council expects to move on to the second bridge by the end of the week.

The situation on the Bruxner Highway, Kyogle Road and Summerland Way remains unchanged.

The Bruxner Highway continues to be restricted to one lane at two locations west of Mummulgum.  Landslips have closed one lane of the highway on the Mallanganee Range and near Rogers Road east of Tabulam. Both lane closures are expected to remain in place for some time.

Kyogle Road at the Cawongla Range is closed to all traffic from 8.30am to 3.30 pm on weekdays. It continues to be open to one-lane of traffic outside of these hours and is open all weekend.

Summerland Way is restricted to one lane of traffic at Burnetts. The single lane closure will be in place for some time.

Council continues to assess its road and bridge network for flood damage, and asks motorists to drive to the condition of the roads.

We ask for residents’ patience while we work through this titanic task and urge people to report any issues they come across by phoning 6632 1611 during business hours or 6626 6800 after hours. You can also email council@kyogle.nsw.gov.au or report an issue via the website at https://www.kyogle.nsw.gov.au/…/jobs-news…/contact/

 

Kyogle Recovery Centre open four days this week

The Kyogle Recovery Centre is open today (Monday), tomorrow (Tuesday), Thursday and Friday this week.
And remember, anyone from any of the Northern Rivers flood- affected communities can access the services on offer at the Kyogle centre. It doesn’t matter which LGA you usually live in.
Services available today are:
  •  Services NSW
  •  Business Concierge
  •  Services Australia
  •  Red Cross
  •  DCJ Housing
  • Resilience NSW