Port Macquarie-Hastings Council (PMHC) is about to commence works to upgrade the Reid Street, Diamond Head Road and The Boulevard intersection, Dunbogan to improve local flood and evacuation access in the area. This involves raising these existing roads to remove low points and to provide a constant grade to higher ground. A section of the Beach to Beach footpath will be constructed with the road work. Some service relocation/ installation works will also be required. The project complements Stage 1B and 1C works which have already been completed. The Stage 1A works involve reconstruction (raising) of the road(s) to a 1 in 20 year flood level.
Access to and from Dunbogan is poor during flood periods, with the main access road particularly susceptible to flooding, even in the early stages of such events. The proposal will result in an improvement in flood evacuation and will reduce the overall flood risk to the Dunbogan community by reducing the frequency of road closures during nuisance flood events. Raising the roads from Dunbogan to Laurieton to provide flood evacuation up to a flooding and will provide additional time for evacuation during more significant floods. Currently, evacuation via vehicle is not possible in even very minor flood events. The improved evacuation times will provide a benefit to hundreds of properties in the Dunbogan area.
This project is jointly funded by the NSW State Government under the OEH Floodplain Management Program. Council has received $1M in funding under the Floodplain Management Program with an additional $500,000 provide by Council.
Construction is due to commence late 2019 / early 2020.
This page was last updated on: 04 June 2019