Road Condition Report
TRAFFIC DISRUPTION NOTICE
Updated Wharf Closure - Derby Jetty Access (from the Boat Ramp turn off to both abutments and Wharf) January 30th 2014- March 30th 2014
The Shire of Derby/ West Kimberley would like to advise to Pedestrian and Vehicle users, that access to the Derby Wharf (From the Boat Ramp turn off to both abutments of Wharf) will be restricted and at time access will be prohibited for Public use. The closure is due to the reconstruction of the Roads and Carpark following damage sustained by Tropical Cyclone Rusty in early 2013.
Access to Boat Ramps and the Boat Ramp Carpark will not be impacted by this Closure (Refer to Plan Below). There will be a temporary car parking facility which will allow pedestrian access to the Catch Cafe and along the existing footpath to the Southern Abutment only.
Access for Commercial Wharf Traffic will be maintained, however slight delays should be expected.
The Shire of Derby/ West Kimberley apologises for any inconvenience that this may cause and appreciates the co-operation of all users of the Derby Wharf. If you wish to seek further information please do not hesitate to contact the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley Technical Services Department. PH: (08) 9191 0999.
Acting Chief Executive Officer.
Shire of Derby/West Kimberley
Plan for Public Access
SHIRE OF DERBY/WEST KIMBERLEY ROAD CONDITION REPORT
Issued at 10:00hrs, 19th February 2014
The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley advises that there may be water flowing over some Shire roads. 'DO NOT DRIVE INTO WATER OF UNKNOWN DEPTH AND VELOCITY'
Applicable to all Shire Roads -
4x4 High clearance vehicles are recommended on all gravel roads.
Caution at Floodways and Creek Crossings
Caution is required when travelling on roads that are classified open
ROADS AND/OR RIVER CROSSINGS CLOSED
Silent Grove Road
Bell Gorge Road
Mt Hart Road
Lennard Gorge Road
Old Fitzroy Crossing
Fossil Downs Road - Margaret River Crossing
Camballin - Noonkanbah Road
Fairfield - Leopold Road
Beverley Springs Road (Charnley River Station)
|CLOSED TO ALL PUBLIC TRAFFIC - due to wet conditions and intermittent rain |
ROADS AND/OR RIVER CROSSINGS OPEN WITH CAUTIONS
Camballin Road (Caution at Grids)
Mt Anderson (Caution at Floodway washout)
Noonkanbah Road (Fallen Tree Across Road Approx. 30-40km from Great Northern Highway junction heading towards Noonkanbah)
Dampier Downs Road
Gee Gully Road
|OPEN - 4T Limit, Local Traffic Only|
Caution Required, High clearance 4WD vehicles only; road is currently holding water after recent rainfall in the area.
|OTHER SHIRE GRAVEL ROADS ||OPEN - Caution Required, High clearance 4WD vehicles recommended river levels may rise rapidly. Please be mindful of driving on wet roads as this will cause permanent damage to roads. Heavy Rainfall expected over coming weekend.|
Station Access Roads
For information regarding access roads to stations, it is recommended that stations are contacted direct.
GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY / DERBY HIGHWAY AND THE GIBB RIVER ROAD, This is a MAIN ROADS WESTERN AUSTRALIA (MRWA) controlled road, updated road condition reports are available from the MRWA website: www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or phone 138 138 or during office hours on 08 9158 4333. - ENSURE TO CHECK ON THE MRWA ROAD CONDITION REPORT BEFORE ANY CONSIDERATION OF TRAVELLING ON THIS ROAD.
KALUMBURU - MITCHELL PLATEAU - DRYSDALE RIVER ACCESS ROADS - These roads are located within SHIRE OF WYNDHAM/EAST KIMBERLEY -
Contact details during office hours: Telephone 08 9168 4100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
DEPARTMENT ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION ACCESS ROADS / NATIONAL PARKS / CAMPING CONDITIONS FOR SILENT GROVE - BELL GORGE, LENNARD GORGE, MT HART: CONTACT DEC BROOME OFFICE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON (08) 9195 5500.
Travelling on a closed road Travelling on a closed road is an offence under the Activities in Thoroughfares and Public Places and Trading Local Law 2003 section:
2.19 No driving on a closed thoroughfare
(1) A person shall not drive or take a vehicle on a closed thoroughfare unless -
a. That it is in accordance with any limits or exceptions specified in the order made under section 3.50 of the Local Government Act 1995; or
b. The person has first obtained a permit.
(2) In this clause - 'Closed thoroughfare' means a thoroughfare wholly or partially closed under section 3.50 or 3.50A of the Local Government Act 1995
SDWK recommends a maximum safe speed at any time of 80kph and drivers should travel in accordance with the road condition at all times. SDWK also recommends that all safety requirements and adequate water supplies should be carried in the vehicle in case of break down, bogging or delays.
This advice will be further updated as and when conditions change. Further information is available by telephoning 9191 0999.
Executive Manager of Technical and Development Services