Upper Coopers Creek residents, left to right Brian Tierney, Debra-Gai Campton, Rose McKinley. Photo Contributed
Upper Coopers Creek residents, left to right Brian Tierney, Debra-Gai Campton, Rose McKinley. Photo Contributed Contributed

Tenders called to rebuild ruined Upper Coopers Creek road

ALMOST a year after Upper Coopers Creek Road was washed away, the residents may finally get their regular lives back as plans for the rebuilding of the road are one step closer.

Byron Shire Council has officially advertised the tenders for the reconstruction of the landslip site on the road, which was destroyed during the January 2013 floods.

These tenders will be open until November 28, the council said - coming as good news to many Upper Coopers Creek residents.

After the road was washed away in January, residents at the top end of the road had to rely on supplies to be helicoptered in and could not get to work or school for weeks.

The council said yesterday the hope was the reconstruction works would be finished in January or February next year, provided an acceptable tender is received and the Roads and Maritime Services confirm funding arrangements.

The council assured residents that tenderers must clearly demonstrate how they will manage construction activity with community access along the road, including making allowances for school buses.


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