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Bland Shire Council Road Condition Report as at 10.00am 26/9/16

Please be advised that the Newell Highway has been CLOSED to all traffic in both directions between West Wyalong and Forbes. Please refer to the livetraffic website for current information on traffic diversions.

Crown Camp Road at Humbug Creek (Ungarie bridge) is now OPEN.

Kolkilbertoo Road between Weethalle and the Narrandera Shire Boundary is limited to three ( 3) tonne until further notice to protect the integrity of the road.

Lake Cargelligo Road is now OPEN at Ungarie.

West Wyalong to Condobolin Road – caution, water over road, not suitable for light or low clearance vehicles on causeway 2km south of Condobolin. You are advised to consider alternate route or defer travel if possible.

Kikoira Road between Ungarie and Kikoira is OPEN.

Dundas Road between Weethalle and Kikoira is OPEN with caution.

Mary Gilmore Way between Barmedman and Grenfell is CLOSED at Morangarell Bridge.

Mandamah Forest Road, between the Newell Highway and Ariah Park is OPEN at Scotts Creek.

Quandialla Road Between Wyalong and Quandialla is CLOSED.

Local roads closed to all traffic include:-

  • Wilesmiths Lane;
  • Johnsons Lane;
  • Leslies Lane;
  • Quiltys Corner from the Buddigower silos to Tallimba Road;
  • Browns Lane between Bolygamy Lane and Merrengreen Road
  • Bena Road at Humbug Creek;
  • McMahons Lane at Humbug Creek;
  • Wilshires Lane from Hillston Road (MR368) to Carrathool Shire boundary;
  • Dicksons Lane at Brennans Tank Road

Motorists are advised to exercise extra caution and drive to the conditions as several roads are affected from flash flooding.  Damage includes soft shoulders, washouts and potholes.

Meanwhile, all unsealed roads within the Bland Shire Council area remain closed to vehicles over three (3) tonne until 10.00am Tuesday 27 September 2016, when the situation will be reviewed.  School buses, Emergency Services and Council road repair plant are exempt, subject to normal risk assessment by individual operators.

Concessions are possible, on request, for urgent transport activity on routes considered suitable to carry the proposed loading. Please contact Council’s Assets and Engineering Services Department for further information on the requirements of a concession.

Council regrets any inconvenience caused by this decision but the preservation of our road asset is of prime concern and it should be noted that users who fail to comply with this notice will be asked to show just cause why Council should not seek compensation and/or impose fines for any damage caused to the road infrastructure. Local traffic under three (3) tonne are requested to carry out their own risk assessment prior to travel.

Further information can be provided by phoning Council’s Assets and Engineering Services Department on (02) 69722266. For updates after hours or on weekends, please phone 0418 402350, or visit www.blandshire.nsw.gov.au  Please refer to livetraffic  for information relating to travel on Newell and Mid Western Highways.

Census night was August 9. It is important that every household in Australia completes a Census form in relation to Tuesday, 9 August. 

Census Field Officers have worked around the clock to ensure everyone in their community is counted in the 2016 Census.

Some areas around Condobolin, Forbes, Narromine, Wellington, and West Wyalong are currently affected by wet weather. Field Officers in these weather affected areas have limited access to visit households this week.

If you are living in one of these areas and have misplaced or are yet to receive Census materials please call 1800 683 051. Once connected, please select option 4 or hold for an operator who can provide your household with a new log in code, arrange a paper form to be posted to you, or can assist you to complete your form.

The Census helps plan for Australia’s future. Data collected will support funding decisions for services and infrastructure including housing, transport, education, industry, hospitals and the environment.

For further information on the 2016 Census, visit census.abs.gov.au.