Road management

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Each road, no matter how carefully designed and constructed, will deteriorate as a result of traffic, weather and time. Maintenance methods and levels vary according to the road classification and whether the road is sealed or unsealed.

Council has a Road Management Plan(PDF, 8MB) and carries out road maintenance to keep the roads in our shire in good condition. A few of the programs in the management plan are listed below.

Roadside Slashing Program

As a fire prevention measure, Council conducts an annual rural roadside slashing program(PDF, 133KB) at the end of spring and beginning of the summer. There may be follow up slashing mid way through the summer as well.

Contact Council’s Customer Service team on 5261 0600 if you have any questions about the program.

Road Renewal

We work hard to keep our roads as close as possible to their original condition. For gravel roads this is generally re-sheeting the road with new gravel, and for sealed roads may involve resealing the road surface or reconstructing the road if there is pavement failure. The program does not include any upgrade to the road, such as sealing a gravel road or widening a narrow sealed road.View Council's Road Renewal Program.

Dust Suppression

During the summer period, some residents are affected by dust generated by traffic travelling along gravel roads and streets.

We may provide assistance to those most severely affected by arranging for the application of a dust suppressant to unsealed roads near homes based upon an assessment process annually, starting in December.

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