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Calala Alternative Access

Samuel-David-© - 22.11.2021

Currently, during flooding, access to Calala is complete cut off, which leaves the residents of Calala without access to emergency services. As an organisation, the Tamworth Regional Residents and Ratepayers Association would like to see a flood proof option. 

The Tamworth Regional Council’s (TRC) preferred option for a second access to Calala is via Campbell Road through to Armidale Road. This option would be expensive as it would involve the building of three new bridges.

However, there are other options available that could be either cheaper and ensure floodproof access for Calala.

Photos kindly provided by Samuel David © – 21.11.2021

OPTIONS

OPTION 1 would link Calala Lane and Scotts Road. As the roadway would run parallel to Barnes Gully any heavy water flow wouldn’t be banked up, causing additional flooding. This option would be a cheaper option and provide quicker access from Calala to the Tamworth CBD. However, this doesn’t give floodproof access.
OPTION 2 would be to duplicate Calala Lane from Kurrawan Street to the water treatment works. The duplication would be an elevated, single-lane roadway parallel with the existing section of Calala Lane. During dry weather, both lanes could be used, but during flood times, the raised section could be utilised to allow access to Calala.
OPTIONwould be via Campbell Road crossing Calala Creek, Calala Anabranch and Peel River to Crawford Street then onto Armidale Road. This option would be expensive as it would involve the building of three new bridges, would add addition traffic onto Armidale Road, and may not be 100% flood proof.

HAVE YOUR SAY

TRRRA would like your feedback and support with this proposal as we would need to proceed to the TRC with as much support as possible. 

Please sign the enclosed petition log onto the online survey; please also get your friends and family to support you in this matter.

Alternately, click on the button below to print and share with your family and friends.

Calala Alternative Access

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