Gawa Access Road Cyclone Repairs [COMPLETED]

Contract value: $716,350.00
Start date: June 2016
Date for completion: COMPLETED
Contractor: Henderson Earthmoving

In early 2015 Tropical Cyclones Lam and Nathan swept through the East Arnhem region. These cyclones and the accompanying wet, resulted in varying levels of damage to the Council’s road network.

The Council, under funding through Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangement, is committed to restoring those roads that were damaged to a level of operation which existed prior to the Cyclone event. This contract is for the repair of road in various locations along the Gawa Road.

The Gawa Access Road runs 55km up the centre of Elcho Island linking the outstations and homelands at the northern limits of the Island to the community of Galiwin’ku. The Works generally comprise of road repairs namely the reformation and preparation of insitu material to serve as a subgrade surface, inclusive of the reinstatement or creation of drainage offlets, followed by the placement and compaction of locally won gravel in specifically nominated areas.