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October 6, 2022

Update: Flood warning for northern rivers

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Floodplain developments major concern for Kingscliff, Tumbulgum and Chinderah communities

Concerned community representatives for Kingscliff, Tumbulgum and Chinderah communities met with Member for Tweed Geoff Provest last Friday to discuss the risks of approved but yet to built developments on flood prone land.

Other News

Local MPs to embark on flood fact finding mission

Four local MPs will tour the Queensland Reconstruction Authority’s Brisbane headquarters tomorrow on a fact finding mission that will hopefully assist the flood recovery process in the Northern Rivers.

Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.

Road access from Bilambil Heights to Tweed Heads via Scenic Drive restored

The significant washout of two sections of Scenic Drive during the devastating flood of February–March left the route inaccessible.

What a weekend! National Circus Fest success at Mullum

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Police pursuit after ute and motorbike stolen

NSW Police were at Pat Smith Park in Dulguigan, after reports a motorcycle had been stolen. As they arrived two males fled the scene, one on a motorcycle and the other in an Isuzu utility. The utility failed to stop for police and a pursuit was initiated.

Ocea Curtis takes third place at national qualifier in Merewether

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Update 9.30am:

Road closures and cautions

Byron Shire Council


Banksia Drive

Goonengerry Road

Huonbrook Road

Left Bank Road

Main Arm Rd

Mullumbimby Road

Myocum Road

Upper Main Arm Road

Lismore City Council


Boatharbour Road

Dunoon Road

Hensley Carpark (Lower Level – Free Parking)

Ridgewood Bridge, Mackie Road, Clunes

Rowing Club Car Park (Paid Area)

Terania Creek Road, Terania Creek

Town Bridge Side Track, Town Road (off Terania Creek Road) The Channon

Town Bridge, Town Road (off Terania Creek Road) The Channon

Bentley Road, Tullera

Boundary Road, Lindendal

Brewster Street, Near the Square

Dawson Street, at Zadoc Street Intersection

Flood Reserve Road, Ruthven

Kyogle Road

Lindendale Road

Mackie Road, Causeway Johnston Creek, Rosebank

Mountain Top Road

Nimbin Road

Oakey Creek Road, Georgica

Tuckean Island Road, Marom Creek

Tucki Road

Wyrallah Road (RR742)

Bangalow Road

Caniaba Road

Diadem Street between Leycester Street and Laurel Avenue, Lismore (Roadworks January 2020)

Hudson Avenue East Lismore

Parks Avenue East Lismore

Tregeagle Road

Colemans Bridge, Union Street

Kyogle Council


Clarence Way

Farm Road

Ferndale Road

Hootons Road

Needhams Road

Old Tweed Road

Omagh Road

Tims Lane (Mahoneys Lane)

Babyl Creek Road

Baileys Bridge Road

Bruxner Highway (see also Richmond Valley Council and Tenterfield Shire Council)

Collins Creek Road


The following roads are CLOSED:

– Boundary Road @ Marom Creek

– Friday Hut Road @ Emigrant Creek

– Friday Hut Road @ Kirklands Crossing

– Houghlahans Creek Road Causeways

– Lindendale Road @ Marom Creek

– Pearces Creek Hall Road @ Pearces Creek

– Ross Lane @ Deadmans Creek

The following roads have CAUTIONS:

– Coolgardie Road @ Kays Road Intersection

– Dalwood Road @ Gum Creek Weir

– Deadmans Creek @ Cumbalum

– Old Bangalow Road to George Street @ Tintenbar

– Tamarind Drive Roundabout @ Cumbalum Interchange

– The Coast Road @ Boulder Beach to Pat Morton Lookout

– Watson’s Lane @ Emigrant Creek.

Original story 7am:

Significant rainfall in the northern rivers and across the state has led to flooding across the north coast. Waters rose quickly last night leaving some people stranded and at least one car abandoned in flood water.

The Cape Byron weather station has recorded 95mm since 9am yesterday (Wednesday, 12  to 7am Thursday 13, February). While that seems minimal compared o the 275mm received in 24 hours last week (7 February) that caused the centre of the Byron CBD  to flood it has led to localised flooding throughout the region.

A car was abandoned in flood waters last night in Main Arm following a failed attempt to drive through flood waters. The driver was unharmed.

High tide will be around midday today and people are reminded that this can impact on the level of flooding in the region.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has flood warnings in place throughout the Northern Rivers.

Flood and marine wind warnings are in place:

Tweed Heads with a predicted rainfall of 80–150mm; Brunswick Heads 50–100mm

Marine wind warnings:

Byron Bay with predicted rainfall of 60–100mm, Ballina 50–90mm

Flood warnings:

Murwillumbah 50–90mm, Pottsville: 60–100mm, Mullumbimby50–90mm

Lismore currently has no flood warnings but is predicted to have 45–70mm

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