Goulburn Mulwaree Council continues to work through a backlog of repairs, following flood events in February and August 2020 that resulted in the area being declared a natural disaster area.
$7.4 million in storm and fire damage was incurred on our local and regional road networks, with funds for repairs approved by the NSW Government Office of Justice. Council has engaged an experienced consultant Project Engineer to oversee the delivery of the repairs, which are occurring alongside our usual maintenance and upgrade projects.
“Over twenty roads incurred significant damage over these two flood events, and our staff are working through a lengthy list of work including drainage repairs, causeway repairs, gravel patching and work to the shoulders of roads” said Mayor Bob Kirk.
“More than $2.5 million worth of repairs have already been completed, whilst still maintaining our usual workloads of grading, patching and rehabilitation. There is also over $4 million worth of work to commence, with funds available.”
“Council is aware that a number of rural roads do have areas that aren’t in the best condition, but we ask the community to be patient as we work through these lists of important repair works as quickly as we can” continued Mayor Kirk.
In order to accelerate the process, Council has developed a Minor Works Contract tender panel, in order for us to issue packages of repair works for completion under this panel.
Priorities for the month of June are finalisation of detailed scopes for Parkesbourne Road floodway and Middle Arm Road box culvert.
Contractors have also been briefed on works to be undertaken on Towrang Road, Range Road, Barkers Creek Road, Bungendore Road, Covan Creek Road, Lumley Road, Gurrundah Road and Merilla Lane, with works to commence in the next month.