Flood restoration works - roads

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Responding to high priority road hazards caused by weather eventsOur local road network has suffered significant damage following the February 2022 flood. Subscribe to the Tweed Link for further information on Council's Road Restoration projects post-flood.

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The very large volumes of emails, letters and calls since the floods are impacting on recovery works. Before you contact us please review the information on this page and read our weekly flood recovery update, which provides you with the latest news on how the Tweed is recovering and rebuilding following the floods. Read more about your part in roads flood recovery.

As our road crews and contractors undertake the enormous task of fixing our roads, we ask motorists to please:

  • have patience
  • slow down and drive to the conditions
  • understand that some repairs are only temporary until a more permanent fix can be completed
  • be aware of changed traffic conditions.

Major flood restoration works

Last updated on Tuesday 16 April 2024.

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Byrrill Creek Road slips. The detailed design for this major project is progressing and is expected to be tendered for construction in early 2024.

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A new landslip on Byrrill Creek Road (17 January 2024) 
  • Byrrill Creek Bridge. Temporary safety works have been completed at the bridge and one lane is open for motorists to proceed with caution. The detailed design for its repair is progressing well and is expected to be complete by March 2024, with construction works to follow later in 2024.
  • Byrrill Creek Road and Bridge (pictured) have been impacted by the heavy rainfalls in January.

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Contractor Civil Mining & Construction Pty Ltd (CMC) continues work to restore 3 significant landslips on Kyogle Road between Byangum and Uki.


Foundation work continues at Kyogle Road site A with the first layer of gabion baskets positioned and being filled.
Kyogle Road - Site B - Length of work
The length of the work being undertaken at Kyogle Road site B to stabilise the slope.

Work at Site A near Byangum Bridge continues with foundation levels being reached and the first layer of gabion baskets being positioned.

At Site B near Boulder Close, contractors have removed material and are installing soil anchors on the bank to stabilise the site. Rock is being brought from Kyogle and stored at this site for use across all 3 construction sites.

Kyogle Road - Site C - Gabion baskets
More than 160 gabion baskets have been positioned at Kyogle Road site C.

Site C near Glenock Road is the largest work site on Kyogle Road. More than 160 gabion baskets have been positioned in place with work progressing on schedule. Installation of stormwater pipes will mark the next step of the project and once that is completed, backfill of rock will commence for the top row of baskets.

Specialised equipment is being used to bring rock onto the site without disrupting traffic flows. 

Local contractor Nviroscope is working with the main contractor CMC Pty Ltd to construct the gabion basket retaining walls on these projects

Where the construction works extend to the edge of the Tweed River silt curtains have been placed along the river’s edge to protect the environment.  

Electronic roadworks signage will provide up-to-date information.

Motorists are again asked to please slow down and adhere to reduced roadworks speed limits along Kyogle Road.

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Tree removal and drainage works have started on Mt Burrell Road.

Further additional sites in the Mount Burrell area including Kyogle Road, Mount Burrell Road and Kunghur Road have a confirmed contractor PAN Civil to undertake the work. However the start of works is still pending approval by TfNSW. Design works planned to commence on award. Construction is expected to commence in early April 2024.

The project now has funding approval and design works for Kyogle Road site are 85% completed with early works of tree removal and drainage works started. 

Embankment construction works will commence over the coming weeks. 

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Civil Mining & Construction Pty Ltd (CMC) continues work on the restoration of this large slip site on Mount Warning Road.

Mount Warning Road - Rocks being placed

Heavy rock is being placed on the river side of the rock pad area on Mt Warning Road.

Mount Warning Road - Rock pad foundation

A rock pad foundation is being prepared ahead of the installation of gabion baskets on Mt Warning Road.

CMC’s work at Mount Warning Road was hindered last week by heavy rain but work has now resumed on site.

Motorists using the Mt Warning Road are urged to take extreme care now that construction works have commenced at this site due to the very narrow road conditions.

Motorists are asked to please observe the roadworks signage at all times. Traffic delays may occur at this site due to the presence of construction traffic entering and exiting this site.

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Tweed Shire Council has engaged contractor Australian Marine and Civil (AMC) to restore a major landslip on Palmvale Road, between Reserve Creek and Palmvale, caused by the 2022 flood.

Pavement works at Palmvale Road have been completed by the contractor with the slip remedations works now fully complete. The contractor has demobilised from site and the road has been restored to its condition.

Council thanks the public and community for their patience and co-operation during these works. 

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Council has engaged contractor Australian Marine and Civil (AMC) to restore 3 landslips on Stokers Road Dunbible, near the intersection with Kings Gully Road, to pre-flood conditions.

Stokers Road progress AMC has completed restoring flood damaged sections of Stokers Road.

All 3 sites have now been completed and are open to two-way traffic. The contractor has demobilised from site and the road has been restored to its condition.

Council thanks the public and community for their patience and co-operation during these works.

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Contractor SEE Civil Pty Ltd has been engaged by Tweed Shire Council to restore an extreme landslip site on Tyalgum Road, east of Tyalgum village, resulting from the 2022 floods.

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Tyalgum Road - Piling rig
Tyalgum Road - Piling cages

A massive piling rig has commenced operations on site at the extreme slip. The 65 tonne rig will drill down 15 m into the bedrock, creating 900 mm diameter holes for reinforced steel cages to be inserted and filled with concrete.

Work is progressing with contractors having completed 26 piles to date. This marks more than a third of the total number of piles on the downslope completed. The project will require 64 piles to be installed on the downslope of the site.

Work continues on an Independent Technical Review required by the funding bodies (NSW and Commonwealth governments.) This has been necessary due to the project’s increased complexity, necessary design refinements and the expected project cost.

Council is working closely with the NSW Reconstruction Authority and Transport for NSW to expedite the review process and allow construction works to continue on-site while this review continues.

Access through Tyalgum gate east

Access through the slip site remains open to all vehicles under traffic lights.  Please note the 40 km/h speed limit along the access road.

The access road remains open 24/7 but could suddenly and temporarily close in the event of any significant ground movement and/or heavy rainfall, to ensure public safety and project integrity.

The slip site is being monitored and Council will advise the community through various communication channels of any imminent change/s required for the roadway.

The extreme slip – 100 m in height, 60 m in length and up to 10 m deep – is the biggest and most complex of all Council’s road restoration projects in the Tweed Shire.

Motorists are asked to please keep to the 40 km/h speed limit on the temporary access roadway and to be mindful of local wildlife.

Any injured wildlife reports can be phoned through to 02 6672 4789.

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Council has engaged contractor Hazell Bros Group to restore 6 damaged sites caused by landslips from the 2022 floods along Urliup Road.


Reconstruction work continues on 3 sites on Urliup Road with crews positioning and filling gabion baskets on a major slip site.

Rope Access Technicians install soil anchors into a bank face on Urliup Road.

Rope Access Technicians have to negotiate steep banks as they secure soil nails into one of the slip sites on Urliup Road.

The $5 m restoration project involves extensive ground restabilisation and road reconstruction works to restore the road to its pre-flood condition, over a works period of approximately 42 weeks. Design work and environmental permits have now been completed.

Work crews have completed the preliminary excavation works on the currents sites and are preparing to commence reconstruction with gabion baskets and soil nails Stabilisation works on the upslope slip is over 50% completed with Rope Access Technicians installing rock anchors for stabilisation using a specialised machine called a Marini.

With works commencing, the road will be temporarily closed to traffic between 9 am and 3 pm, Monday to Friday between 1041 to 1110 Urliup Road, weather permitting. Outside of these times sites will remain open under a single lane will traffic lights to ensure the safety of motorists and on-site crews, and to help facilitate the movement of heavy machinery and equipment.

Please use Hogans and/or Dulguigans Road as alternative routes during works hours.  Electronic signage at the start of Urliup Road (both ends) will advise of changed conditions plus any up-to-date information. 

Other flood restoration works

Council continues to work towards restoring roads damaged in the 2022 Floods. A total of 3,780 items were identified as ‘road damage’ across the Tweed from the February and March 2022 events.

After detailed planning, design and tendering processes involving approvals by the NSW Government, Council awarded contracts to various contractors on these restoration projects and progress is updated weekly. 

Additional works

A package for the design of 11 slip sites along Commissioners Creek Road, Doon Doon Road and Midginbil Road has recently closed, and tenders are being assessed. This design work will continue until mid 2024 at which time a construction tender package will be released, with works expected to continue until 2025.

Consultant GHD is now working with information from the updated Tweed Valley Flood Study to progress the detailed design of the bridge remediation, along with Byangum Bridge on Kyogle Road over the Tweed River, and a major scour on Deards Bridge at Doon Doon Road.

Terragon, Uki and Clarrie Hall Dam - Design only tender for slips and repair of embankment damage along Kyogle Road and Clarrie Hall Dam Road have been evaluated and areundergoing Transport funding approval. A preferred Consultant has been notified, however funding approval has not been finalised.

Tweed Valley Way - The preferred tenderer, PCA, has been awarded the contract to complete the restoration works by Council and currently completing the early procurement and planning prior to mobilising to site

Dulguigan Road –The initial survey investigations on the major upslope slips on Dulguigan Road have been completed. The preferred tenderer has been selected. The project now awaits Transport for NSW funding n order to commence with the design work.

Rowlands Creek, Doon Doon Creek and Ophir Glen Rd Bridges - The preferred tenderer has been selected. The project now awaits Transport for NSW funding in order to commence with the design work.

Pinnacle Road emergent completed

Pinnacle Road, PumpenbilThe design works are awaiting approval and are estimated to confirmed in early April 2024. Construction is expected to start in early May.

A new load limit of 4.5 tonnes temporarily applies on Pinnacle Road but buses and waste removal trucks may still pass through.  Note too: in the event of heavy rainfall – 150+ millimetres over 1 day or 2 consecutive days - Pinnacle Road will temporarily close until a geotechnical inspection deems the road safe.

All completion times are subject to weather permitting.

Everinghams Road Everinghams Road is still awaiting approval, it is next to be assessed by Transport for NSW. Following assessment and approval phases, it will then progress to the design phase which may take 12 weeks. Work on site is expected to start in the second half of the year.

All completion times are subject to weather permitting.

Subscribe to the Tweed Link for further information on Council's Road Restoration projects post-flood.

This Flood Restoration roadworks page is updated weekly.

Tweed road restoration projects – an overview

Council is working on strategies to progress the remainder of road repairs following the 2022 Flood event. A total of 3780 items have been identified as road damage across Tweed Shire.

We apologise for any inconvenience and ask for your patience as we work through our roadworks program.

Our road crews and contractors will continue to restore flood damage at the following sections of local roads: