Restoring our infrastructure
The bushfires impacted 80 per cent of the Eurobodalla Shire, damaging lots of Council’s essential infrastructure, such as bridges and sewer facilities.
The Australian and NSW governments are providing funding assistance for much of the rebuilding work associated with transport infrastructure. Restoration of other assets is being funded through Council’s own resources and/or insurance claims.
We are working continually to restore access and services to help the community get back on track as quickly as possible.
- Clearing 490km of Council roads impacted by fallen or hazardous trees
- Replacing approximately 150 road signs and thousands of guideposts
- Restoring access - Araluen Road
- Restoring access - Belowra Valley bridges
- Restoring access - Eurobodalla Valley bridges
- Restoring access - northern area bridges
- Replacing guard rail
- Repairing road pavement damage
- Restoring equipment at Mt Wandera telecommunications tower
- Decontaminating and cleaning Batemans Bay Beach Resort
- Restoring town water supply, equipment and facilities
- Repairing equipment at Batemans Bay Sewerage Treatment Plant
- Repairing Rosedale pressure sewer pods
- Rebuilding Batemans Bay SES shed
- Repairing Surf Beach, Moruya and Brou waste facilities
- Rebuilding Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens facilities
- Assessing trees in Council reserves
Disaster impact and response
A report presented at the ordinary Council meeting on 13 September 2022 summarises the damage to Council’s infrastructure caused by the 2019-2020 bushfires and the nine natural disaster floods that followed. It also provides an overview of Council’s extensive work since to:
- recover local road and bridge infrastructure
- improve overall infrastructure resilience
- advocate for further support from the NSW and Australian Governments to improve the resilience of infrastructure.
The report ensures the recovery and resilience information is publicly available and serves as an historical record.