Road Management Plan
Our Road Management Plan 2017(DOCX, 2MB) outlines how we look after local roads in line with policy, overarching objectives and available resources.
Roads and drainage maintenance
Our Roads and Drainage Maintenance Team undertakes road maintenance such as repairing potholes, footpaths, road sweeping, installing and maintaining street signs, street furniture including bollards. A dedicated inspector identifies defects using the latest GPS technology.
If you notice that repairs are needed, please let us know by completing a Service Request.
Unsealed roads maintenance
Unsealed roads are graded annually, potholes are repaired and table drains are maintained.
Sealed roads are swept on a six week cycle.
Signs are maintained, and damaged or missing signs replaced.
Dead animal collection
We will collect and dispose of dead animals from roads and roadsides.
Drainage systems - roads and easements
The existing drainage infrastructure is maintained by repairs and cleaning. We inspect roadside drainage pits annually and determine cleaning requirements. Cleaning programs include removing litter, debris, silt and other foreign matter from drains which could cause flooding and potential damage to property or persons. Easement pits are maintained reactively.
Drainage pit lids
Damaged or missing pit lids are hazardous and are replaced as soon as identified or reported
Roadside Management Plan 2012
Council manages and maintains approximately 1,200 kilometres of rural roadsides.
Roadsides within the Shire have multiple values, including
- providing safe and efficient function of the carriageway,
- an alignment for utility networks,
- opportunities for fire risk management,
- as well as some unique ecological, cultural and recreational values.
Our Roadside Management Plan (2012) identifies the unique value of roadsides within the Shire and responds to the management issues associated with maintaining these values, in a context of the proper function of roads and their reserves.
The plan consists of three parts:
Part 1: Background and Policy(PDF, 4MB),
Part 2: Operational Guidelines(PDF, 1MB) and
Part 3: Implementation(PDF, 277KB).