Works progressing after flood damage

Over the past three weeks Council staff has been working to address the effects of the flash flooding that occurred in January.

The majority of affected areas that received minor to moderate scale damage have been addressed within the road network.

Acting Mayor Anita Dow said, “It is great to see majority of the damaged areas returned for vehicle use. I congratulate the Council’s outdoor staff for working very hard over this period. I also ask the community to keep an eye out on our local roads and should you observe any issues of concern please report it to Council.”

There is still some works occurring in areas that received major damage in the Burnie region.
The vast majority of the timber debris lodged at the Fernglade Road Bridge has been removed and the bridge is open to traffic of a gross mass less than 10 tonne.

Upper Natone road at the Horseshoe bend received the most extensive damage. This section of road is open to vehicles of gross mass less than 5 tonne. Please obey all traffic control signage when using this road.

“Council has engaged consulting engineers to develop remediation solutions for the damaged section of this road. As part of the design process, consideration will be given to a number of potential restoration options which may include an alternate route for the road,” she said.

Consulting engineers have also been engaged to develop remediation solutions for the damaged section of road at South Riana Road.

“Repair works to damaged roads at West Ridgley are progressing well and will be finished in the near future. Although the works are near completion we do ask road users to still obey traffic control signage.

“Council has also been working closely with school bus operators to ensure children using a bus service to and from school in damaged road areas will still be able to be transported. If parents are concerned, Council urge you to contact the local bus operator for more information.

“At any time community members would like the latest update regarding repairs in their area, please contact Council on 6430 5700,” Acting Mayor Dow said.

For further information please contact

Libby Jowett
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728