Monday 12 March 2018: Council crews worked throughout the weekend to provide access to residents on Wolfram Road, Dimbulah after the temporary crossing at James Creek was washed away last Friday. (The permanent structure was completely washed away earlier last week). James Creek was opened to 4×4 vehicles only late Sunday afternoon. Council will continue to monitor the crossing and will carry out further works to improve access this week, weather permitting.
Council is receiving assistance to repair flood damage to essential Council infrastructure through the jointly funded Commonwealth/State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). A detailed assessment of the James Creek causeway will need to be carried out before an estimate of the costing and timeframe to replace the structure can be determined. However, Council is aware of the impact this is having on the residents and will work through the process as soon as possible.
In the meantime, Council will continue to assess and monitor the situation, and provide emergency access to residents. Residents can be reassured we are doing what we can, given the challenging circumstances.
Wednesday 7 March 2018: Council crews have worked around the clock to reinstate a crossing at James Creek on Wolfram Road, Dimbulah. Motorists are urged to proceed with caution and are advised that the temporary causeway is limited to vehicles under three (3) tonnes until further notice. Council will continue to monitor the situation and will carry out emergent works if required, weather permitting.
Tuesday 6 March 2018: Council is currently assessing the damage to James Creek Causeway on Wolfram Road Dimbulah. Motorists are urged to avoid the area. Council is working swiftly to create a temporary bypass for residents affected by the washout.