Council sought community feedback on the Draft Road Management Plan until Friday 22 June 2018.
Council has a range of responsibilities as a road authority. We manage 750 kilometres of roads and 1,550 kilometres of pathways which together represents about $710M worth of assets. In the next 5 years, Council proposes to spend an average $4.9M on road reconstruction or renewal per year and an average $3.9M on pathway renewal and improvements each year.
Our Road Management Plan provides an overview of how Council will manage inspections and maintenance of road infrastructure and sets out the standards we want to meet. The standards include our response times to inspect and reduce hazards on our road assets.
The Road Management Plan seeks to balance our investment in road infrastructure against safety requirements and community expectations. In this revised plan there has been a focus on our management approach to pathways. The revised plan remains within current funding levels.
Draft Road Management Plan 2018 (pdf, 2MB)
The new proposed Road Management Plan has a number of major improvements and changes, including:
- A number of inspection frequencies, intervention levels and response times have been improved and many have been standardised
- Additional intervention standards on some assets have been incorporated
- More footpaths have been classified to be of high and medium importance and therefore inspected more frequently
- Shared paths and on-road cycle lanes have been included in the plan for the first time.