Temporary closure of Rocky Creek Dam Water and Rainforest Reserve

4 October 2017

Rous County Council’s Rocky Creek Dam Water and Rainforest Reserve at Dorroughby will be closed, for two months from 24 October to mid-December while major upgrade works to the park amenity and carpark layout are undertaken.

Council’s Acting General Manager, Guy Bezrouchko, said the upgrade will include more car and bus parking, sealed roadways and associated landscaping.

“The Rocky Creek Dam Water and Rainforest Reserve is a significant natural attraction and very popular with families and visitors to the region,” Mr Bezrouchko said.

“There will be no public access to the reserve during the construction phase of this project.

“These upgrade works will revitalise the site as well as bring the carparking facilities up to date with traffic and accessibility standards. These activities deliver against some of Council’s commitments under its Disability Inclusion Action Plan. Council will also take this opportunity to replace the boardwalk footbridge.

Rous County Council thanks the community for their patience and cooperation while we work to make Rocky Creek Dam Water and Rainforest Reserve even better ensuring the park remains a high-quality recreational facility that the community can continue to enjoy.”




Dewatering of Emigrant Creek Dam

3 October 2017

Maintenance works will be carried out on the Emigrant Creek Dam anchorage system over the coming weeks.

To facilitate these works, water will be let out of the dam to reduce the dam’s storage to approximately three (3) metres below the full supply level. The dam’s current level is close to 95% capacity.

The dewatering is planned to commence in the week beginning 9 October 2017 and will take approximately five (5) days to reach the desired level, weather permitting.

Minor flooding of Friday Hut Road at Kirklands Crossing may occur during the dewatering. Rous County Council will work with Ballina Shire Council to minimise the impact to local residents and provide notification if Kirklands Crossing is impacted, through local signage and the MyRoadInfo website.

If you have questions, please contact Council’s Technical Customer Services Group on (02) 6623 3800.