Roads & bridges

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We are responsible for 90% of the sealed and gravel road in our area with a road network exceeding 1,700 km in length. 

We are also responsible for more than 3,000 creek and river crossings including 228 bridges, 2,997 culverts and 96 causeways. 

Many of these structures are close to their end of life.

In 2010/11, we achieved a special rate variation which enabled additional funds to be applied to our roads and bridges. These funds continue to be restricted for that purpose and reported separately in Council’s Annual report.

Like most regional councils, the task of maintaining and renew these assets is a challenge. The reality is that the funds collected from property rates are insufficient to maintain the network of roads and bridges that exist in the area. Funding from State and federal is available to us but limited.

We are striving to improve our asset management capability in accordance with legislation and best practice.  We operate a comprehensive asset management system and we have recently undertaken a full condition assessment of all assets.

We will continue to lobby other levels of government to receive an equitable share of tax revenue as well as maintaining communication with residents on our priorities and actions.

What's happening on our roads & bridges

What's happening on our roads & bridges

Our Projects are funded by the Roads Maritime Services and  State and Federal government grant programmes

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Roads during wet weather

Roads during wet weather

Stay updated on road conditions during wet weather

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Report road damage

Report road damage

What to do if you wish to report road damage including potholes

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B Double Routes

B Double Routes

B Double routes in the Greater Taree area are approved by Roads & Maritime Services (RMS). What are...

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Load limits on roads & bridges

Load limits on roads & bridges

Some of our roads and bridges are subject to load limits

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Local Traffic Committee

Local Traffic Committee

Role, membership and meeting dates

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Parking

Parking

There are plenty of places for you to park your vehicle in our main shopping areas Council operated...

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MyRoad Info

MyRoad Info

For the latest information on roadworks, road closures and updates on the status of roads during major weather events and emergencies.

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