Media Release: Stabilisation Works to Landslip Prone Land above Riverside Drive Nambucca Heads are about to commence

Mayor Rhonda Hoban today announced that stabilisation works to ensure the safety of residents and motorists from a potential landslip along Riverside Drive, east of Woodbell Street are due to commence on 15 October 2018, weather permitting. 

A section of Riverside Drive, Nambucca Heads between Woodbell Street and Bellwood Drive will be closed to traffic for a period of up to 3 weeks while works are in progress.   

A detour is provided around the site via Woodbell Street and Bellwood Drive.  Council apologises for any inconvenience that may be caused while the works are in progress. 

Paul Gallagher, Assistant General Manager Engineering Services advised that the works were necessary after a small landslip occurred during a storm event in March 2017. Coffey Geotechnics Pty Ltd was engaged to investigate the site and present a remediation proposal.  The contract was awarded to Pan Civil Pty Ltd at a Council meeting held on 26 July 2018. 

The proposed works include the installation of soil nails and steel mesh which will be installed over the face of the embankment.  This will involve the removal of small lower storey vegetation (up to 100mm in diameter) however the larger trees forming the upper canopy will be retained and in time the lower storey vegetation will regrow through the steel mesh. 

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For further enquiries please contact Council’s Project Engineer, Stephen Fowler, on 6568 0264.



DATE   8 October 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 - Extended Parking Time Limits in Macksville

74 Parking spaces in and around the Macksville CBD will have an increased parking time limit from 1 hour to 2 hours effective from Friday 29 September 2018

Media Release - Introduction of new parking limits in Adin Street Scotts Head

Introduction of new parking limits in Adin Street, Scotts Head effective from Friday 29 September 2018

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.

MEDIA RELEASE: Replacement of Lanes Bridge - Bowraville

Nambucca Shire Council has resolved to replace Lanes Bridge at Bowraville with an all concrete structure. A community consultation meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday 6 June 2018 at the Bowraville Theatre, High Street, Bowraville. There will be two sessions, the first at 3.00pm - 4.00pm and the second at 6.00pm - 7.00pm.

MEDIA RELEASE - PICITUP Kits Now Available at Council

MEDIA RELEASE - PICITUP Kits Now Available at Council

MEDIA RELEASE: Naturally Occurring Asbestos (NOA) Council

MEDIA RELEASE - Naturally Occurring Asbestos (NOA) Council January 2018 completed with NSC details

MEDIA RELEASE: Stuart Island Project Receives Funding To Improve River Environment - 4 MAY 2016

Nambucca Shire Council has received $50,000 from the States Estuary Program administered by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) for another project to improve the river environment near Stuart Island.


For several years Council has received ongoing complaints about the poor state of Dawkins Lake which is located in the centre of Macksville next to the Caltex Service Station and between the Pacific Highway and the Council’s Administration Centre in Princess Street.

MEDIA RELEASE - Macksville Park Fun and Fitness Precinct Opening Celebration

A new skate park, lighting for the touch football field, a new community recreation room and fitness trails at Macksville Park will be officially opened by Nambucca Shire Council on Saturday 28 November and the community is invited to attend.

MEDIA RELEASE: Financial Statements & Capital Works November 2015 Progress Report

Nambucca Shire Council’s Auditor, Mr Geoff Allen from the firm Forsyths presented the Council’s audited financial statements to Council’s meeting on 26 November 2015.

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.