At its 25 September 2018 meeting, Council adopted the revised Road Management Plan (RMP) 2018.
The changes to the RMP were based on community feedback, engagement with relevant stakeholder groups, benchmarking and peer review with neighbouring councils and VicRoads, as well as consideration from a legal and insurance perspective. The RMP has also been re-written and re-formatted including new and updated diagrams to make the RMP easier to read and more accessible.
The revised RMP 2018 came into effect on 1 November 2018.
Final Road Management Plan 2018 (pdf, 3MB)
Report to Council Meeting held on 25 September 2018 (pdf, 183KB)
Decisions of Council Meeting:
- Approves the amended Road Management Plan (RMP) as presented in accordance with the Road Management Act 2004 and Road Management (General) Regulations 2016.
- Notes that the amended RMP shall take effect from 1 November 2018.
- Notes that the amended RMP applies to all roads and classes of road in Council's register of public roads.
- Notes that the amended RMP and this report will be available for public inspection during normal business hours at the following locations: Civic Centre, 293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley; Oakleigh Service Centre, 3 Atherton Road, Oakleigh; and on Council's website"
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.
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.