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Byron Shire weather update – no substantial damage to date

Council’s director of infrastructure services, Phil Holloway said whilst no substantial damage was caused over the long weekend, road crews were out checking drains, pumps and filling potholes.

The area of most concern  over the past three days was the road works currently in progress on Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay.

“Crews attended the work site on Ewingsdale Road and filled potholes on two occasions at the Sunrise Boulevard intersection.

“The pothole filling is only a temporary fix and with additional heavy down pours they may reappear and need further filling until we can recommence the road works," Mr Holloway said.

Staff also attended Orana Road in Ocean Shores following concerns over road work fill leaving the site during the heavy down pours.  Works are not expected to continue at this site for a number of days.

Most of the sewerage pump stations were working at capacity early this morning but at this stage there have been no reported overflows.

The pump at South Golden Beach was working over the long weekend and staff have been monitoring its performance.

Council has also delivered sand to the NSW SES Mullumbimby Unit should the heavy rain persist and sandbags are needed.

Council roads staff are continuing to assess known localised flooding locations, investigating enquiries from the public and collecting data about road closures; plus, attending blocked drains due to excess litter and palm fronds.

Information about road closures is being updated to the MyRoadInfo  http://www.myroadinfo.com.au/landing.asp) and the following roads are currently closed in Byron Shire:

Closed

1.  Blackbean Road (Closed)
Water over road - DO NOT ENTER FLOOD WATER

2.  Coopers Shoot Road - at Byron Creek Rd (Closed)
Water over road. Do not enter flood waters.

3.  Left Bank Road (Closed)
Water over road past Frasers Road - DO NOT ENTER FLOOD WATER

4.  Palmwoods Road (Closed)
Water over road. Please do not enter flood waters.

5.  The Pocket Road (Closed)
Water over road. Please do not enter flood waters.

6.  Tickles Road (Closed)
Water over causeway. Do not enter floodwaters.

7.  Upper Main Arm Road (Closed)
Water over road at Leeson's Farm. Please do not enter flood waters.

8.  Upper Wilsons Creek Road (Closed)
Water over causeways. Please do not enter flood waters.

9.  Whian Road - Lismore Shire border (Closed)
Water over causeway. Do not enter flood waters. Closed at Lismore Shire border (Coopers Creek crossing).

Caution

1.  Beach Ave (Caution)
Water over road. Please exercise caution.

2.  Coomburra Cres (Caution)
Please exercise caution. Wash outs on road.

3.  Main Arm Rd (Caution)
Water over road. Please exercise caution.

4.  Myocum Road (Caution)
Water over road. Please exercise caution.

5.  Orana Road (Caution)
Please exercise caution. Wash outs on road.

6.  Redgate Road (Caution)
Water over road. Please exercise caution.

7.  Repentance Creek Road (Caution)

8.  Beatties Creek (Closed)
Water Over Causeway - Do not enter flood water

9.  The Pocket Road - at Brunswick St (Caution)
Water over road. Please exercise caution.

10.  Whian Rd - Eureka (Caution)
Water over causeway. Please exercise caution.

Motorists are advised to proceed with caution on all Byron Shire Roads as flash flooding may occur very quickly.

For information on the Pacific Highway please contact the Roads and Traffic Authority on 132 701 or visit www.rta.nsw.gov.au.

Sports fields

All sporting fields in Byron Shire are CLOSED.

Waste

Byron Shire Council’s waste collection services are as per normal.  Byron Resource Recovery Centre is currently open.

Flood Warning

Whilst the rain is easing, there is still a Flood Warning in place for the Brunswick River and Marshalls Creek catchments.

Emergency

Life threatening emergencies, call 000

For emergency assistance contact the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500.  

Media contact:

Media Communication Officer
Byron Shire Council
Ph: 02 6626 7320

Byron Shire is located at Australia's eastern-most point with a population of almost 29,000. It is a thriving community where residents and visitors live, work and play in a sustainable environment and where Council strives to deliver the highest standard of local government services and infrastructure.