Work starts on Jamberoo Mountain Road

Published on 04 September 2020

Landslip on Jamberoo Mountain Road - July 2020

Kiama Council is working with the NSW Government to repair and reopen Jamberoo Mountain Road before the end of the year.

Jamberoo Mountain Road was closed after flooding and a landslip severely damaged a section of the road above Misty Lane.

The NSW Government has declared the event a natural disaster.

Council is working with NSW Public Works Advisory (PWA), which provides advice, planning, delivery and support services for critical infrastructure projects.

We have been able to complete survey work and preliminary geotechnical assessments to learn the scope of the repairs required.

We’ve also appointed SLR Consulting to do more detailed geotechnical investigation and hydrological assessment, before designing a new retaining wall structure.

This will take up to eight weeks.

Once we have a design, we’ll be able to advertise for contractors to help with the reconstruction of the road.

We hope, if we have fine weather, to have the road reopen by Christmas.

Until this time, Jamberoo Mountain Road remains closed, with Macquarie Pass as an alternative route.

While the road is closed, you can still access visitor attractions such as the Minnamurra Rainforest Centre from the Jamberoo end of the Road.

You can also access sites such as the Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk, Jamberoo Lookout and Barren Grounds Picnic Area from the Robertson end.

Local residents can also access their properties from Jamberoo up to Misty Lane and from Robertson to the Barren Grounds turnoff.

Council has applied for natural disaster funding from the NSW and Australian governments for the repairs.