Naughtons Gap Road Project

Naughtons Gap Road Project

Richmond Valley Council’s Councillors, Executive and Staff have regularly explored and advocated for a solution to the Naughtons Gap landslide issue, which first occurred in March 2021 and was compounded by the 2022 Flood events. The weather events and condition of the road required its closure to prevent public access.  

Regional Geotechnical Solutions was commissioned to provide an assessment and options report. The report addressed available information from published sources, previous geotechnical reports, surveys, monitoring, and aerial imagery of the affected section and appraised potential methods of rehabilitation or reinstating the road.   

Eight options were presented to Transport for NSW, with Option 1 being the preferred option. This involved excavating the existing formation and rebuilding it in the current formation with socketed bored pile support.   

Council was delighted to award Civil Mining & Construction Pty Ltd as the successful tenderer for these works at the September 2023 Council Ordinary Meeting. These works are fully funded through NSW Disaster Assistance Arrangements managed and approved by Transport for NSW.  

Work commenced in February 2024 and will be completed in November 2024, weather permitting.  


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