BLOOMFIELD TRACK UPDATE – Improved weather and conditions allowed staff to assess the damage to the road on Wednesday. If the weather continues to hold, it is planned to start some remedial works on priority sections of the road from Monday June 23. The works, at this stage, will involve grading and rolling the section south of Emmagen Creek and then repairing the worst parts of road at the top of the ranges. The repairs on the ranges will be temporary in nature and be largely dependent on what can be achieved with available gravel and backhoe/front end loader machinery.
Council acknowledges the Bloomfield Track is in a very poor condition, however remedial works are always dependent on the ability to safely put machinery in place and not cause further damage to the roads. The conditions to date this year have been very difficult for road maintenance and repair.