Mitchell Shire Unveils Tool for Road Responsibility Identification

Mitchell Shire Council recently launched the "Whose Road Is It?" tool, which provides an interactive map to easily identify the responsible authority for each road within the Shire.

The tool, accessible on Council's website, offers a user-friendly interface to pinpoint road authorities, whether they fall under the jurisdiction of Mitchell Shire Council, the Department of Transport, the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action, or other government departments.

The "Whose Road Is It?" tool allows users to:

  • Type in the name of a road to find its responsible authority
  • Select the road from a dropdown list or zoom in directly on the map area
  • Toggle the legend on and off for a clearer view

From the page, users can also access detailed resources such as the Road Management Plan, Road Asset Management Plan, and the Public Roads Register.

Mitchell Shire Acting Mayor Councillor Nathan Clark said the new tool had potential to streamline road maintenance queries and enhance community engagement.

"This tool marks a significant step forward in how we manage and communicate road responsibilities," he said.

"Users of the tool can now quickly and easily find out who is responsible for the upkeep of any given road, improving transparency and efficiency in our road management processes.

"By simplifying the process of identifying road authorities, we can better address maintenance issues and ensure our roads remain safe and well-maintained for all users."

Cr Clark acknowledged that some roads in Mitchell Shire are in need of repair and assured that the Council is actively working to resolve these issues.

"We recognise the concerns about the condition of certain roads and are dedicated to addressing them promptly and effectively," he said.

"But it is important that concerns with roads are raised with the right authority, whether that be Council, the Department of Transport or someone else.

"Our teams are consistently on the ground, inspecting and repairing potholes and other road issues to ensure safety and smooth travel for all residents.

"However, we know we can't be everywhere. We encourage the community to report roads issues to the relevant authority, so they can be investigated and addressed promptly."

Community members can report urgent issues or incidents for Council-managed roads by calling 5734 6200 and any non-urgent issues via Council's online Report It Tool.

You can also check out the Whose Road Is It Tool

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