Road Conditions

Road Conditions: 24/03/2023 @ 3:30pm

Next report due: 27/03/2023 

State-controlled road number

Road name 


Reason for closure 

Road Condition


Additional information if required


Julia Creek to Richmond

McKinlay Shire


OPEN to all vehicles.

Drive with caution. 


Julia Creek to Burke and Wills

McKinlay Shire


OPEN to all vehicles

Water over road chainage 75 to chainage 82 water up to 0.050mm deep in places drive with extreme care.


Julia Creed to Kynuna McKinlay Shire   OPEN to all vehicles Water over road at various flood ways black soil shoulders saturated drive with extreme care


Julia Creek to Cloncurry

McKinlay Shire


OPEN to all vehicles

Drive with caution

McKinlay Shire Roads

Ardbrin Road      
Arizona Braeside Road   Open to 4WD/ High Clearance Vehicles Drive with caution
Byrimine Road   Open to 4WD/ High Clearance Vehicles  
Cannington Road   Open to all vehicles   
Taldora Road
80km sealed, 140km unsealed
  Open to 4WD/ High Clearance Vehicles
Gilliat Plains Road   Open to 4WD/ High Clearance Vehicles Drive with caution 
Minnamere Road   CLOSED to all vehicles Black soil boggy all creeks and gully’s impassable
Oorindi Road   Open to 4WD/ High Clearance Vehicles   
Gidyea Bug Byway (Julia Creek to McKinlay)
Fully Sealed
  Open to all vehicles Floodway at railway line, dip holes under water.
Ivellen Road      
Penola 2 Road      
Percol Road      
Alisona Road      
Kelloshiel Road      
Nelia/Yorkshire Road      
Coolreagh Road      
Etta Plains Road      
Dalgonally/Millungera Road      
Old Normanton 1 Road      
Old Normanton 2 Road/Dalgonally Lane   CLOSED to all vehicles Dalgonally crossing washed out on both ends. 

Nelia-Bunda Road

  Open to 4WD/ High Clearance Vehicles  
Malpas/Trenton Road      
Punchbowl Road   Open 4WD/High Clearance Vehicles Only  Water over road between Alex creek and punch bowl ruff areas drive with extreme care.
Kynuna Road      
Dancers Valley Road      
Toolebuc Road, McKinlay      
Kynuna - Middleton Road      
Combo Waterhole Road, Kynuna      
Kelloshiel Road      
Lyrian Doravale Road      
Beensfield Road      
Proa Road      
Eulolo Rd   Open to 4WD/ High Clearance Vehicles Black soil boggy all creeks and gully’s impassable
Alisona Rd   .  
Bezuma Road      

DISCLAIMER - This information is provided as a guide only. Road conditions can change at any time, without notice.

Before Travelling, please check the Qld Traffic website

Flood Cameras

Cameras are currently unavailable.  

Road Strategy Report

Council have seen an opportunity to develop this Road Strategy Report as a living document and to continue to engage community through the formation of the McKinlay Shire Roads Strategy Committee. It is the intention of Council that this committee remain in place to ensure grass roots discussion and input of local knowledge across the Shire informs the direction of future Council development, maintenance and expenditure on road infrastructure.

Council needs to be able to provide residents with a clear commitment of service level for roads that allow for economic prosperity whilst maintaining solid financial management of Council, State and Federal funds.

Your feedback can help identify road damage in the region.

McKinlay Shire Council is partnering with Townsville engineering firm AECOM to deliver the NDRRA Flood Restoration Works Program.

The current works are being done to repair the Shire’s road and drainage network following severe weather events in 2014. The 2014 event program’s total repair and restoration effort is expected to continue through until June 2016 with a forecast works value over $5M. During this time, Council will also be continuing with its normal capital and road maintenance works.

Inspection of road damage in the region has also progressed. Community members are being encouraged to help identify the damage by providing photographs and information on the location, extent and source of road damage. This may identify both routine road damage, and issues related to disaster events, which can enable a timely response and repair.

In addition to the road damage, Council is also interested in the community’s views on ‘wish list’ items for future infrastructure improvements. What improvements would you like to see? What is on your ‘wish list’?  For example – floodways, culverts, road upgrades, or level changes. Your views will help to shape the future of the Shire.

You can provide information and feedback online by completing this feedback form.

Following the inspections and assessment of road damage, repairs will be prioritised into a schedule of works. 

It’s important to remember that Council’s first priority is to ensure the safety of the community. The priorities for repairing roads will be determined by a number of factors such as safety requirements, extent of damage, funding arrangements and levels of road usage (traffic volumes).

Further information on the NDDRA Flood Restoration Works Program is available in the Frequently Asked Questions.

Remember to check Council’s website and Facebook page for updates on the NDDRA program. You can also contact Council on 4746 7166 or email at