18 May 2017 - Media release
A new Road Management Plan, detailing a management system for the inspection of municipal roads and road-related infrastructure as well as the identification and repair of defects, has been adopted by council.
Campaspe Mayor, Cr Adrian Weston, said the Road Management (General) Regulations 2016 require new councils to complete a review of their Road Management Plan by 30 June following a council election.
“Council’s Road Management Plan outlines the inspection regime, defect intervention levels and defect repair response times for nominated road-related assets under council management,” Cr Weston said.
“Council maintains a network of approximately 1,150 km of sealed roads, 2,100 km of gravel surfaced roads and 800 km of earth roads. We also look after a range of road-related assets including footpaths, shared paths, bridges and culverts, signs (regulatory and warning), roadside vegetation and drainage pit lids.
“The Road Management Plan provides specific details of how council will manage these assets to identified standards and ensure they remain fit for purpose for all road users."
The plan is supported by council’s annual budget which allocates funds for the routine maintenance of roads, and renewal and upgrade works to road infrastructure.
This is Campaspe’s fifth Road Management Plan; the first was adopted in 2004 with subsequent versions reviewed and amended in 2007, 2009 and 2013.
This most recent version was publicly advertised; however, no submissions were received.
The Road Management Plan is available by clicking here