Restoration works are in progress across our Shire following Council awarding seven works packages as part of the successful funding under the NSW Government Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). The DRFA is for the flood damage incurred through 2019 -2021, there has been five natural disaster declarations related to Gilgandra LGA during this period.
In addition to Council’s own three grader crews, we have engaged all local contractor crews, with a total of eight graders to be working on the network.
- Work on Packages 1, 2, 3 and 4, totalling a sum of $1.25 million, involves 220km of rural roads.
- Council awarded Packages 6, 7 and 8 in May 2021, totalling a sum of $1.7 million, involving a further 370km of road restoration works.
Please note: We understand that some previously restored roads, have or may be subsequently damaged as we experience further rainfall. To maximise the service around our road network, roads will only be returned to, in the short term, where emergency work is required.
We acknowledge there are other roads that have been brought to our attention and we continue to prioritise these requests, taking into account high volume use, bus routes and other factors.
Update - Monday, 2 August 2021
Restoration works are being conducted on Ulungra Springs Rd, Bona Vista Rd, Collie-Bourbah Rd, Bulga Hillside Rd, Nancarrows Rd and East Coonamble Rd this week.
Recent rainfall and forecast wet weather across the Shire has impacted the programmed restoration works, with Council continually reassessing conditions and re-deploying graders to roads where work is possible.
You can download map of completed and scheduled roads here(JPG, 1009KB).
Download the list of packages here(PDF, 79KB) as at 28 June 2021
For more information, please read our recent Rural Roads update.