Road closures due to flooding

Last updated: 4pm Monday 8 August 2022

As soon as Council is advised of road closures or re-openings this page is updated and the time stamp is changed. This is the most current information available. 

The following roads are closed due to flooding (please note, some of these roads are open for resident access ONLY):

  • Yango Creek Road, Wollombi & Laguna (OPEN to residents ONLY)
  • Watagan Creek Road, closed at Great North Road (OPEN to residents ONLY)
  • Upper Yango Creek Road, Laguna (OPEN to residents ONLY)
  • Paynes Crossing road from Wollombi to boundary – due to flood damage a section of the road has been reduced to one lane, 40km speed limit, additional signage in place (OPEN to residents ONLY)  

To view these closures on a map, visit Council's Disaster Dashboard

If you need assistance please call the SES: 132 500. In an emergency call 000.

Residents are reminded never to drive through floodwater. Be aware of driving hazards such as mud, debris, damaged roads, fallen trees and branches. If driving conditions are dangerous, safely pull over away from trees, storm drains, low-lying areas and floodwaters.

We have had quite a few calls about bin collections with the current road closures. Council would like to reassure residents that we will revisit these roads and empty the bins as soon we are able to do so.  

Watagans National Park

There are some major landslips on Heaton/Watagan Forest Road that have left much of the road pavement missing and constitutes a hazard to motorists.

Watagans National Park is currently closed (both ends i.e. Heaton Road and Watagan Forest Road).

Please refer to NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for further update. 

Sporting ground closures

Last updated 2pm Tuesday 16 August 2022

Following a reinspection of Council's grass sporting fields today, Margaret Johns Park Kurri Kurri remains closed while ALL other grounds are open.

A further announcement will be made on Friday 19 August.

Risk assessments should be undertaken prior to the use of all grounds.


Pool closures

Cessnock and Branxton Pools are now closed for the season. The pools will reopen over the October long weekend on Saturday 1 October 2022. 

The Kurri Kurri Aquatic and Fitness Centre will remain open. 

Works and projects

For more information, view our current works and projects.

We make every effort to ensure disruptions to traffic, businesses, pedestrians and residents are minimised during works.