Rural Roadworks

Following Council awarding four of the works packages as part of the successful funding under the NSW Government Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA), restoration works have commenced within our Shire. 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 four contractor crews from the region.

  • Work on Packages 1, 2, 3 and 4, totalling a sum of $1.25 million, involves 220km of rural roads. 
  • Council will be awarding Packages 5, 6 and 7, involving a further 370km of road restoration works funded under the DRFA, at its May meeting.
  • Rural roads not included in these packages are having work performed by Council's own three grader crews.

Please Note:
While not all sections of these roads are covered by flood damage, the crews will be completing a full restoration. This additional work will be funded from Council’s maintenance budget and will mean that the roads will be brought back to standard in their entirety, whether they qualified for natural disaster funding or not.
Once roads are completed, Council will move on to roads that have received no treatment until the network is covered, unless subsequent damage requires emergency attention.

Completed Roads:
Ellis Road, Balladoran Rail Road, Mahers Hill Road, West Mialla Road, Mudfords Road, Bellhaven Road, Denmire Road, Granchester Road, Eura Forest Road, Hilliers Road, Forans Access Road, Stokes  Road, Rankmore Road, Tacklebang Road, Simmons Road, Craigs Lane, Longs Road, Gilmours Road, Milpulling Roads, Wycott Road, Bairstowes Lane, Link Road, Roberts, Old Mill Road, Mawbeys Road, Mawbeys Access Road, Browns Road, Drillwarrina Road, Baroona Road, Bellingers Road, Breelong-Balladoran Road, Anderson Access Road, Fishers Access Road, Yarran Camp Road, Tooraweenah Road, Annaville Road, Pibbon Road, Rosehill Pibbon Road

In Progress:
Arthursleigh Road, Gundea Road, O'Connors Road, Barrs Road, Springvale Road

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.

For more information, please read our May 2021 Rural Roads update(PDF, 1MB).