Bega Valley Shire Council was successful in securing a one-off grant from the NSW Government of $10 million for the upgrade and sealing of Towamba and Burragate Roads. The total length of the two roads is 47.4km, of which 25km is currently unsealed road; 20.4km on Towamba Road and 4.6km on Burragate Road.
The Towamba and Burragate communities are highly supportive of this project as it will enable all weather access from these outlying villages to the larger commercial hubs of Eden, Bombala and Pambula. The Towamba Valley is prone to serious flooding events and the current road condition may increase emergency response and evacuation times.
Council currently has 121 properties addressed from Towamba and Burragate Roads; and the route is used by school buses for students traveling to Eden and Pambula for secondary schooling.
Sealing of both Towamba and Burragate Roads is required to be completed by the 1 March 2022 to meet the NSW Government funding deadline.
The project intent is to seal the full length of both Towamba and Burragate Roads. This project includes sealing and resealing, pavement stabilisation, new guardrails and drainage works to improve the safety and driveability of the two roads.
This project is 100% funded by a one-off grant of $10 million from the NSW State Government.
Council project staff are pushing to deliver this project as soon as possible. The planning and design work has already started, and approvals are on their way. A project of this size needs careful design to avoid wasting money and involves significant engagement with both the Towamba and Burragate communities.
We are planning for the construction phase to start in the 2020/2021 financial year.
This project is connected to Council's Community Strategic Plan through Outcome 2; Goal 3; Strategy 6.
Design Engineering Coordinator
Bega Valley Shire Council
Phone: (02) 6499 2222