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Derby

PO Box 94
Derby WA 6728

Phone: (08) 9191 0999
Fax: (08) 9191 0998

Fitzroy Crossing

PO Box 101
Fitzroy Crossing WA 6765

Phone: (08) 9191 5355
Fax: (08) 9191 5085


Road Condition Report

Road Condition Report

SHIRE OF DERBY/WEST KIMBERLEY ROAD CONDITION REPORT
Issued at 08:00hrs, 23rd May 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

Nillibublica Road

CLOSED TO ALL PUBLIC TRAFFIC

ROADS AND/OR RIVER CROSSINGS OPEN WITH CAUTIONS

Camballin Road (Caution at Grids)

Noonkanbah Road (Fallen Tree Across Road Approx. 30-40km from Great Northern Highway junction heading towards Noonkanbah)

Fairfield/Leopold Road - Damage at Mt North Creek and on some flood ways and 16km east of Tunnel Creek

OPEN - Caution Required, High clearance 4WD vehicles only; Be Careful at flood ways as there are washouts and maintenance grading is currently being undertaken.
OTHER SHIRE GRAVEL ROADS OPEN - Caution Required, High clearance 4WD vehicles recommended

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 mail@swek.wa.gov.au


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.



Wayne Neate

Executive Manager of Technical and Development Services


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