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Don’t remove the concrete barriers say Tweed Council

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Concrete barriers, placed at major slip sites such as this one at Reserve Creek Road, are in place to keep the community safe. Removing a road barrier or signage is a serious offence and police may be notified. Photo supplied

The removal of concrete barriers at Reserve Creek Road landslip are putting the community at risk say Tweed Shire Council. 

Council has placed concrete barriers and road closure signs in place at major slip sites like Reserve Creek Road and Tyalgum Road and the community is urged to take heed of these barriers and signs. Removing or tampering with barriers is a serious offence and could result in someone being hurt or killed.

Landslips are responsible for most of the Tweed’s expected long-term road closures, including major landslips at Tyalgum Road, Reserve Creek Road and Scenic Drive at Bilambil Heights.

Concrete barriers have been put back in place at the Reserve Creek Road landslip.n Photo supplied

Council Manager Infrastructure Delivery Tim Mackney said each time Council has to respond to barrier tampering it takes vital resources away from the repair effort.

‘There are still many roads closed as crews continue with flood recovery. Council crews are working as hard as they can, but this work will take time to complete,’ Mr Mackney said.

Geotechnical investigations have been carried out to assess the safety of the landslips and inform the design and construction of repairs. However, these will take time to complete.

Council crews continue to work on the flood recovery program which now totals 3,778 items of road damage as new items are identified.

Removing a road barrier or signage is a serious offence, and police may be notified.

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