The NSW Government has reviewed and updated the Draft North Coast Regional Plan 2041.
The long-term vision to build a more resilient region to shield communities against natural disasters, protect its spectacular coastline and natural environment, boost tourism, and safeguard Aboriginal land. It also recognises the need for a steady supply of housing in the places where people need it.
The Department of Planning and Environment is working with The Planning Studio to undertake a range of online community engagement activities during the exhibition period to talk with communities, local groups and organisations across the region. These conversations will inform the finalisation of the regional plan.
DPE with The Planning Studio are holding the following online workshops:
- 28 July, Thursday, 6pm-7.30, Northern Rivers communities workshop (Ballina, Byron, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Tweed local government areas)
- 4 August, Thursday, 6pm-7.30, Mid North Coast communities workshop (Bellingen, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Kempsey, Nambucca and Port Macquarie-Hastings local government areas)
- 11 August, Thursday 6pm-7.30, All of region communities workshop
To read the draft plan, register for one of the online workshops and provide your feedback, please visit https://planning.nsw.gov.au/north-coast-2041
If you have any questions about the draft North Coast Regional Plan 2041, contact the DPE Northern Planning team via firstname.lastname@example.org
The draft plan is on exhibition for you to have your say until 11.59pm 24 August 2022.
Work on the Forest Road landslip will start tomorrow. Local contractors have been engaged to clear and repair the slip. The job is expected to take a couple of weeks to complete. The road will remain closed during the remediation work.
Once the Forest Road landslip has been repaired, Council will turn its attentions to repairs on Main Creek Road. The closure of Forest Road has made it difficult to get materials and machinery to Main Creek Road to fix the severely damaged road.
Pothole patching crews have had a slow start to the week due to a delay in the delivery of coldmix from the batching plant. The Bonalbo pothole patching crews will return to filling potholes from Sandilands along the Clarence Way to Bonalbo tomorrow. Council hopes to reach Bonalbo by the end of the week.
A new pothole patching machine will be delivered to Council tomorrow. The new machine will be based at Bonalbo. Council’s existing pothole patching machine, based in Kyogle, is currently out of action undergoing repairs. Road crews manually patching potholes are working on Kyogle Road and around the township today. Tomorrow they will head out Omagh Road and Edenvile Road.
Another Council road crew is fixing drainage issues on the badly scoured hill section of Theresa Creek Road near Dugans Road turnoff, with the aim of repairing the road next week. Work to repair post flood drainage issues on Hillyards Road will be completed this week, with the crew then moving on to Boorabee Creek Road to clear landslips and address drainage issues. Drainage repairs on Station Road will be restarted on Wednesday.
Council is also working on the Lillian Rock Road landslip site today to make the bypass suitable for the school bus.
The Lions Road is expected to re-open to LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY mid-week. There will be a two-tonne limit for vehicles using Lions Road beyond the Simes Road intersection. All motorists are reminded that there has been a significant amount of damage to the road due to landslips and when it does re-open it will be restricted to one lane of traffic in multiple locations. Council strongly urges motorist to continue using the Summerland Way route when travelling to and from Queensland.
Roads that Council expects to remain closed for some time, and which have alternate routes, are:
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 will be open under traffic lights all weekend including the Easter public holidays.
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/
Residents are advised that Council’s waste facilities operations will vary due to the upcoming public holidays.
15 April 2022: Kyogle Landfill CLOSED (Good Friday)
16 April 2022: All facilities OPEN (Easter Saturday)
17 April 2022: Kyogle Landfill and Mallanganee Waste Transfer Station CLOSED (Easter Sunday)
18 April 2022: Kyogle Landfill CLOSED (Easter Monday)
25 April 2022: Kyogle Landfill CLOSED (ANZAC Day)
KYOGLE COUNCIL ROADS UPDATE – 7 MARCH 2022
There are 10 road closures with detours in place. These roads will become Council’s priority once we have restored access to the remaining isolated residents.
- Bruxner Highway at the Mallanganee Range
- Kyogle Road at the Cawongla Range
- Paddys Flat Road
- Pines Road
- Dyraaba Road
- Williams Road
- Lillian Rock Road
- Tabulam Road
- Hootons Road
- Tunglebung Creek Road
Specialists are on site to commence work at the Bruxner Highway landslip on the Mallanganee Range this morning. Further information will be provided as soon as it comes to hand. A detour is available via Woodenbong.
A solution for Kyogle Road is progressing after a geotechnical assessment of the landslip at the weekend. The detour for Kyogle Road is via Lismore and Stoney Chute.
Local roads that were closed, isolating residents, and which were opened on the weekend are:
- Bennetts Road
- Carruthers Road
- Warra Road
- Elliots Road
- Harris Road
- Horseshoe Creek Road
- Turpentine Road
- Creegans Road
- Boundary Creek Road
- Dugans Road
Roads (isolating residents) Council expects to open before the end of this week include:
- Lofts Pinnacle Road
- Gabal Road
- Wynlea Road
- The Risk Road
- Simpkins Creek Road
Roads (isolating residents) Council expects to open before the end of next week include:
- Capeen Creek Road
Residents in these areas that need assistance should contact the SES either by phone 132 500 or via the SES website https://www.ses.nsw.gov.au/
Council is still assessing its road network 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 email@example.com
- On line at https://www.kyogle.nsw.gov.au/…/jobs-news…/contact/
Residents are asked to still avoid all non-essential travel as we work to restore access and keep up to date with information as it comes to hand at https://www.livetraffic.com/
Kyogle Local Government Area Community Managed Evacuation Centres are now all staffed with Kyogle and Wiangaree OPEN AND ACTIVATED and ready to accommodate community members.
The Kyogle Tip Shop will be open to accept donations of goods and materials from members of the public from Monday 11 – Sunday 17 November 2019.
The Kyogle Resource Innovation Collective (KRIC) is calling on members of the community to donate any unwanted goods and materials to stock the Tip Shop ahead of its grand opening to the public which is planned for December 2019.
Items which can be donated include:
- whitegoods and household appliances
- building, construction and renovating materials
- tools and gardening equipment
- toys and sporting equipment
- home decoration items
- second-hand furniture
- car and bike parts and accessories.
The collection coincides with National Recycling Week which aims to promote recycling within the community.
“There is no better way to get involved in National Recycling Week than gathering up all your unwanted items and donating them to the Tip Shop,” Kyogle Council Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland said.
Donated items will be resold as is, or upcycled to create new goods for sale, with all profits going to support further projects, activities and events aimed at reducing waste, increasing recycling and improving environmental education within the community.
Kyogle Council hopes the community will embrace the spirit of National Recycling Week and come out to support the KRIC as they seek to establish the new look Tip Shop.
However, Council also asks the community to be mindful that the Tip Shop is not an alternative to disposing of items that have reached their end of life.
“Items donated must be in working condition or good order. The KRIC volunteers will refuse to accept any goods and materials that they feel are in an unsaleable, unusable or unsafe condition,”Kyogle Council General Manager Graham Kennett said.
“Any rejected items should be disposed of responsibly through your domestic waste disposal service or by visiting any of Council’s waste facilities.”
Items can be donated to the Tip Shop during the following times:
- Monday 11 – Thursday 14 November between 9am – 12pm
- Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November between 9am – 3pm.
The Tip Shop is located next to the Container Deposit Scheme shed at the Kyogle Landfill Facility on Runnymede Road, Kyogle.