Road Condition Report
SHIRE OF DERBY/WEST KIMBERLEY ROAD CONDITION REPORT
Issued at 10:00hrs, 17th April 2015
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
Beverley Springs Rd (access to Charnley Road)
Old Mornington Road
Camballin - Noonkanbah Road
Old Fitzroy Crossing
Lennard George Road
Noonkanbah Yakanarra Road
|CLOSED TO ALL PUBLIC TRAFFIC |
ROADS AND/OR RIVER CROSSINGS OPEN WITH CAUTIONS
Marion Downs Road
GNH - Gee Gully Rd - Dampier Downs Turnoff to Nerrima Rd
Camballin - Myrooday Road, Looma Turnoff to Myroodah
Fairfield - Leopold Road (Tunnel Creek to Leopold Downs)
Leopold Downs Road
4 Tonne Limit, High Clearance 4WD only
Beefwood Park Road
Christmas Creek Road
Fairfield - Leopold Road (Gibb River Rd to Tunnel Creek Turnoff ONLY)
Mt Anderson Road
GNH - Gee Gully Rd - Great Northern hwy to Dampier Downs Turnoff
|Open to All Public Traffic|
|Forrest Road, Fitzroy Crossing||Reconstruction works will be carried out between the Great Northern Highway and Burawa Community. Please comply with all signage whilst this work is being carried out.|
|OTHER SHIRE GRAVEL ROADS||OPEN -Caution Required, High clearance 4WD vehicles recommended|
Maintenance grading has commenced, please take care, comply with all signage and slow down when approaching and passing work crews.
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.
Manager of Engineering Services