Shire of Corrigin ROADS UPDATE 

Posted on: Monday, 6 March 2017 at 8:04:12 AM

The State Government has advised that WANDRRA (WA Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements) has been activated for the recent rain event. The Shire is currently assessing roads with a view to a possible claim for funding for those that have sustained significant flood damage. 

Reports of damage or any concerns on the Shire’s road network should continue to be reported to the Shire Office on 9063 2203 or in an emergency to Greg (Tomo) Tomlinson 0429 632 203 or Rob Paull on 0427 427 527.

However, due to the recent rain event, the following roads in the Shire of Corrigin are required to be closed due to them being unsafe: • Lohoar Road which is closed from Quairading Road; and • Larkes Rd.

The Shire will be working to open these roads as soon as possible but there is considerable damage.

Please note that the Shire of Quairading has advised that the Bulyee-Quairading Road is closed in that Shire due to a washout close to the Shire boundary.

All other roads in the Shire of Corrigin are open.


The State Government has activated the WANDRRA (WA Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements) funding for the January/February 2017 rain event that affected much of the Shire of Corrigin.

As a matter of urgency, the Shire along with the Shire’s of Bruce Rock, Kondinin, Narembeen and Narrogin appointed Core Consulting to undertake an initial assessment that the rain event had on Shire roads. The intent was to assess whether the Shire sustained significant flood damage to its road assets and to then consider a claim for funding for those affected roads.

The consultant has identified that the damage was wide spread throughout the Shire, with the majority of the damage was confined to the south – west corner and mainly consists of road carriageway and road shoulder scours, areas where unsealed gravel road pavements have been washed away, destroyed or blocked piped culverts, destruction or dislocation of culvert headwalls and silting of table and cut-off drains.

The consultant has completed a comprehensive damage assessment from the rain event and concluded a conservative estimated cost for reinstatement being approximately $3.5 million.

The Shire has lodged a claim for WANDRRA funding with MRWA and it has been approved. The Council has also approved a tenders for supervision of the reinstatement works. Council will shortly be seeking tenders to carry out the reinstatement works.

The Shire has also sought initial WANDRRA reimbursement for the current consultant’s costs along with contractor costs and any relevant overtime costs incurred since the activation of WANDRRA.

It is noted that the Shire’s claim will be 100% of consultant/contractor expenditure but only 75% of the claim value of $153,400 will be paid. Consultant/contractor expenditure over $153,400 can be claimed at 100% reimbursement.

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