Road damage bill tops $20m on the Tweed after Ex-Cyclone Debbie

THE cost to repair flood-damaged roads across Tweed Heads following Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie has almost topped $20 million.

Council has so far identified 1200 zones across the shire’s road network that need to be repaired or remediated following widespread flooding.

Council is on track to have a temporary one-lane timber bridge built across Byrrill Creek by mid-May to replace the bridge that was washed away until a permanent bridge can be designed, funded and constructed.


Crews are working on priority landslips and washouts on numerous roads, including Tyalgum Creek, Lone Pine, Rowlands Creek, Hopkins Creek, Urliup, Numinbah, Glencoe, Nobbys Creek and Kyogle roads and Tweed Valley Way.

Contractors have also started work on bypassing the missing section of Manns Road, removing large tree debris from Byrrill Creek and Upper Burringbar roads, and unblocking a causeway on Urliup Road.

Council is working to schedule a restart to the Blackspot Programme of realigning a section of Clothiers Creek Road and picking up the work it had started on Moolau Avenue, Tweed Heads, prior to the flood.

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