Kimberleys//Gibb Road

Submitted: Saturday, May 01, 2010 at 11:19
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Gidday all,

Has anyone any actual road conditions through the Kimberleys as yet, particularly the Mitchell Falls area and river/creek crossings on the Gibb? Heading that way in a couple of weeks.

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Greg
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Saturday, May 01, 2010 at 12:54

Saturday, May 01, 2010 at 12:54
Been lots of threads in the past fortnight so scroll back through them or Google "Road condition Kimberley area"

It is Kimberley NOT Kimberleys
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Follow Up By: Kanga1 - Saturday, May 01, 2010 at 15:06

Saturday, May 01, 2010 at 15:06
Graham there are 2 separate local Government Shires that look after the geograhic area called the Kimberley.
Shire of Derby West Kimberley.
Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley.
The WA State Government decided to separate it into two parts, so both Kimberley and Kimberleys are probably correct.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Saturday, May 01, 2010 at 15:46

Saturday, May 01, 2010 at 15:46
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Kimberley is one of the nine regions of Western Australia. It is located in the northern part of Western Australia, bordered on the west by the Indian Ocean, on the north by the Timor Sea, on the south by the Great Sandy and Tanami Deserts, and on the east by the Northern Territory.

The region was named after the Kimberley diamond fields in South Africa. This was due to the two areas sharing a similar landscape.[1] The discovery of diamond fields in the Kimberley region has subsequently added to the likeness.

It is an area as a whole as I was told and has been mentioned on here previously.

Doesnt help the OP but if he searches the previous posts he will find links to sites that will provide what he wants to know



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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Saturday, May 01, 2010 at 15:57

Saturday, May 01, 2010 at 15:57
In similar vein there are 4 shires in the Pilbara but its still just called that not the Pilbaras.



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Follow Up By: Kanga1 - Saturday, May 01, 2010 at 20:40

Saturday, May 01, 2010 at 20:40
Graham, it's 50/50 each way whether people call it singular or plural, either way 100% of folk know what they mean, as a West Australian I don't think its really that big a deal, and got over it. Cheers
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Reply By: Steve - Saturday, May 01, 2010 at 16:33

Saturday, May 01, 2010 at 16:33
meanwhile, poor old Greg awaits a response
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Saturday, May 01, 2010 at 17:27

Saturday, May 01, 2010 at 17:27
Ok I'll do the work

Look at thread 77539 and also 77851

Both are on the subject and the first one has links to relevant websites.

At least at first I offered some advice
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Follow Up By: Steve - Saturday, May 01, 2010 at 17:36

Saturday, May 01, 2010 at 17:36
can't offer any first hand advice but this looks an excellent place to start:

http://www.kimberleyaustralia.com/gibb-river-road.html
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Reply By: Muntoo - Saturday, May 01, 2010 at 16:54

Saturday, May 01, 2010 at 16:54
Mate the northern end is fairly washed out still i have heard. I dont think the grader would have gotten too far yet if anywhere at all as its still raining up that way so would be pointless grading yet.

Will be a slow trip for the next 3 weeks i gather before any real improvement is seen. But its definitely not a problem, just might take a little longer to get places. Will be plenty of water around, but its still hot up here.
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Reply By: Big Show - Saturday, May 01, 2010 at 18:29

Saturday, May 01, 2010 at 18:29
Greg
Just came through there 2 weeks ago and nearly all the good spots were closed as they had 160mm of rain which shut most area's so we drove the Gibb and that's all, road was good the middle section had a few washouts and the grader was working between Durack River and the Kalumburu turn off

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Reply By: Member - Greg H (NT) - Sunday, May 02, 2010 at 07:19

Sunday, May 02, 2010 at 07:19
Thanks for your help fellas, Drysdale has sent an update through overnight.

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Greg
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