Planned Significant Travel Delays - Construction of Lanes Bridge on Rodeo Drive Bowraville

Mayor, Rhonda Hoban said “Bridge elements for the Lanes Bridge construction project will shortly need to be craned in so the project can continue on schedule.  This means there will be significant delays to traffic anytime between the hours of 6.00am and 6.00pm on the 27 November 2018 and during the week commencing Monday 10 to Saturday 15 December 2018 inclusive, weather permitting.”

 “A timetable summarising the planned traffic delays is listed below and is also on Council’s website under Lanes Bridge,” said Paul Gallagher, Assistant General Manager Engineering Services. 

Day Date Time Traffic Delays / Road Closures
Tuesday 27 November AM / PM 30 minutes
Monday 10 December PM 30 minutes
Tuesday 11 December AM 30 minutes (min) and up to 2 hours (max)
Wednesday - Friday 12 -14 December AM / PM 30 minutes (min) and up to 2 hours (max)
Saturday 15 December AM 30 minutes

Note: There will be NO pedestrian or traffic access during these closures

Paul Gallagher said, “Lanes Bridge is currently a one lane bridge under traffic light control with a 20 tonne load limit.”  “As previously advised appropriate signage advising of the bridge closure will be erected at the following designated intersections:

There is an alternative route to and from Bowraville via Wilsons Road”, said Paul Gallagher, “and road closure information will also be provided via Media Releases, the MyRoadInfo and Lanes Bridge portal on Council’s website and an email alert to those who have already registered as interested parties.” …../ends

For enquiries please contact Council’s Engineering Services Department on 6568 0230 or email


DATE:             16 November 2018


Media Release: Giant Devils Fig (Solanum chrysotrichum)

Council wish to advise that there have been six known occurrences of Giant Devils Fig recently found in the Nambucca Valley, so there is still a chance to keep this aggressive plant at bay and protect our beautiful environmental and agricultural areas.

Media Release - Construction of Lanes Bridge, Bowraville is about to commence

Media Release - Construction of Lanes Bridge, Bowraville is about to commence

Media Release: Tropical Soda Apple (Solanum viarum)

The importance of controlling this weed is highlighted in last year's release of stringent control Biosecurity (Tropical Soda Apple) Control Order 2017. If you believe you may have this weed growing on your property, please Council's Site Leader Green Space on 0417 484 306 for further advice on control methods.

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MEDIA RELEASE - Macksville Park Fun and Fitness Precinct Opening Celebration

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MEDIA RELEASE: Study to Look at Managing Flood Risks in the Nambucca Valley

Floods damage public and private property and can take lives depending on their severity, but there are a number of ways that people and governments can reduce the risks.