Proposed Draft Road Management Plan – open for submissions

Swan Hill Rural City Council are reviewing their Road Management Plan and they want to hear from you!

The Draft Road Management Plan 2021 applies to all roads within Swan Hill Rural City Council boundaries for which the Council is the Responsible Road Authority, as identified in the Council’s Register of Public Roads.

Swan Hill Rural City Council’s Director Infrastructure, Svetla Petkova said the purpose of the review is to update the content of the current plan in accordance with legislation, as well as make it clearer to all stakeholders who is responsible and what level of service users can expect on our roads.

“The Road Management Plan outlines how often Council will inspect council managed roads, when a defect is going to be rectified and how long our works crews can take to fix different issues.”

“These levels of service are tied to the classification of a road within the Register of Public Roads. As part of this review, our officers have conducted a full review of all roads to provide clarity, consistency and fairness across the whole network” Ms Petkova said.

The review of the Register aims to ensure all-weather access to all residences within the Council area, while also creating a network of priority roads and linkages with a higher level of service.

The proposed changes have resulted in:

  • 15km of new roads identified
  • 541km of road that gain an upgraded level of service including 89km of road reclassified to Collectors, 19km upgraded to Link and 380km of roads previously not maintained
  • 1281km of road reclassified to Secondary Access including 890km previously classed as Access Roads.

The Draft Road Management Plan 2021 and the Register of Public Roads will be available at Council Offices from Friday, 23 April 2021.

Council is inviting public submissions on the proposed review and they must be received by Monday, 24 May 2021.

Submissions can be made below or via post addressed to the Enterprise Assets Manager, PO Box 488, Swan Hill, Victoria 3585.

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