All bridges open again

Published on 03 December 2021

Crescent Head sunrise

LAST UPDATED 8am Saturday 4 December 2021

All bridges are now open.

There are no more impacts expected from the current rise of the Macleay River due to rainfall.

Council staff have and will continue to monitor the situation and will provide an update if required.

The flood relief and crossover gates remain open.

The key updates are as follows:

  • Bellbrook Bridge is OPEN.
  • Turners Flat Bridge is OPEN.
  • Dungay Creek Causeway is OPEN.
  • Toorooka Bridge is OPEN.
  • Temagog Bridge is OPEN.
  • Sherwood Bridge is OPEN.


All crossover and flood gates are open.

Council will continue to be monitor the situation and updates will be provided as information becomes available.


Up-to-date river levels can be found on the Bureau of Meteorology website.

For more information head to Council's flood information page or head to


No flooding is anticipated at this point.

In the event of flooding, Council urges people to:

  • refrain from driving or walking through flood water
  • consider the impact of possible road closures and flood isolation on work, family and educational commitments
  • monitor emergency warnings and severe weather updates on local ABC radio, the NSW SES Mid North Coast Facebook page and the Bureau of Meteorology website
  • if your property is at risk of inundation, raise moveable items, such as furniture, as high as possible onto benches or tables, placing electrical items on top
  • if you live in a low-lying area and are advised by an emergency services officer to evacuate, please do so
  • secure outside belongings and before leaving turn off the power and water and take essential medicines and clothes with you.

Residents and visitors are urged to remain cautious on the roads for localised impacts and not attempt to drive through floodwaters or cross flooded bridges. Council's work teams are inspecting roads and any areas of concern will be advised.

Council welcomes advice from residents in outlying areas about any concerns which may be reported to Council on 6566 3200. However our Customer Service Centre is currently experiencing a high volume of calls so please check that your concerns have not already been addressed online.

For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500.

In life-threatening situations call triple zero (000) or from any mobile dial one one two (112) immediately.


Check the comprehensive Kempsey Shire Disaster Dashboard produced by Resilience NSW.

Listen to local ABC, the emergency broadcaster, on 95.5 FM or 684 AM or listen online.

Follow NSW SES on Facebook or

Latest weather, warnings, rainfall and river heights

Bureau of Meteorology

Road closures

Road & Maritime Services 132 701