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Residents on Byron’s Upper Coopers Creek Road may finally get back their access to the outside world – almost a year to the day after it was washed away.

Byron Shire Council confirmed this week that tenders have been advertised for the remediation of the landslip site on the road, half of which disappeared during the January 26 floods

The tender will close on November 28, according to the Council’s Recovery Committee, and a recommendation should be in place to enable Council to award the tender before Christmas.

This will be good news to residents at the top of the road who, for weeks after the floods, had to rely on supplies to be helicoptered in and could not get out to go to work or school.

Many residents had to make alternative arrangements during the long period when they could not easily access their homes.

So it will come as good news to hear that maintenance of community access arrangements has been ‘a key driver in the preparation of designs and tender documents’, according to a Byron Shire Council spokesperson.

‘Design and specification documents have been prepared to enable construction to be carried out while maintaining community access through the site, albeit that access will be restricted from time to time for varying lengths of time,’ he said.

Council has assured residents that tenderers must ‘clearly demonstrate how they will manage the interaction of construction activity with community access provision, including making sufficient allowance for school bus movements’.

But it has pointed out that allowing continued community access is likely to increase the time required for repair works and will likely have some implication for overall cost. But Council says it considers this to be an acceptable outcome of providing community access.

‘Provided an acceptable tender is received and the RMS confirm funding arrangements, it is hoped construction can commence on these vital repair works in January or early February 2014 at the latest,’ the spokesperson said.

All other landslip sites on roads in Byron Shire are continuing to operate for limited-tonnage vehicles, with plans proceeding for remediation work.

To see how work is progressing at all of Byron’s landslip sites go to www.byron.nsw.gov.au/landslip-update-in-byron-shire.


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