Message from the Mayor: 11 March 2022

On behalf of our entire Dungog Shire community, I'd like to extend my sincere thanks to all of the emergency services, flood response teams and local volunteers, who have been working around the clock this week to help keep us all safe during this latest extreme wet weather event.

I also extend my appreciation to our council crews, who have been working days, nights and weekends, to safely and efficiently inspect and remove debris across our local road and bridge network.

In addition, thanks to every community member for following all flood signage and directions, driving to the conditions, and working with council and our emergency response teams to ensure the safety of all of our residents and visitors.

Although it appears that the worst of this weather event is behind us, the subsequent clean-up efforts are only just beginning, and we appreciate your patience while we carry out these very important repair and remediation works.

As at 10am on Friday 11 March, the following closures are still in place: 

ROADS

  • Allyn River Road CAUSEWAYS are CLOSED due to flooding.
  • Bingleburra Road: One lane only operating with traffic lights.

All local roads should be driven on with caution due to storm damage to road pavement.

BRIDGES

  • Banfield Bridge.
  • Thalaba Bridge.
  • Horns Crossing Bridge.
  • Fosterton Bridge.

Please note: as water levels decrease, bridges require maintenance inspections prior to being open. They will remain closed until appropriate inspections can be carried out.

PARKS AND RESERVES

  • John Tucker Park, Paterson.
  • ALL Shire sporting fields are currently CLOSED.

Council’s Waste Management Facility is also currently CLOSED to the general public due to hazardous conditions.

Wishing you all a safe and (relatively) dry weekend ahead, and as always, I welcome your ideas, suggestions and feedback in regard to happenings around our shire. Please get in touch via email or (02) 4995 7777.

I look forward to hearing from you.

JOHN CONNORS
Mayor

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