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Council builds new interim access over collapsed causeway

Byron Shire Council staff and contractors have built a temporary gravel access road utilising an existing culvert across the Brunswick River at Durrumbul near Mullumbimby, after a causeway on Durrumbul Road collapsed earlier today.

The causeway near the Durrumbul Public School collapsed when a waste collection truck drove over it around 8.30am this morning.

Council engineers and staff were on-site until late this afternoon building the interim road which is now open to traffic.

This will allow temporary access to Settlement Road, but drivers should note there is a five-tonne load limit on vehicles.

Workers will be on-site again tomorrow finishing this interim gravel road.

Byron Shire Council has also installed a prefabricated walkway across the river at the site of the damaged culvert with associated barriers and signage.

Local primary and high schools have been notified of the damaged causeway.

Byron Shire Council has started assessing options for repair of the causeway and has had preliminary discussions with NSW Fisheries.

The waste collection schedule for the area will continue as per usual, with a smaller vehicle operating to comply with current access restrictions at the site.

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.