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Council periodically reviews its Road Management Plan to ensure that the levels of maintenance applicable to each Council road are appropriate.

The review of the Road Management Plan also makes some other minor changes to some aspects of maintenance standards of roads and footpaths. Further details can be found in the copy of the draft Plan here. This can be mailed to you on request, by calling 5382 9724. You can report a maintenance problem or service request at any time using this link 

As part of this review, Council is seeking comments on these proposed changes.

Comments on this proposal will be received up to 2 June 2017, either by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or in writing addressed to Director Technical Services, PO Box 511, Horsham, 3402.

 

For Council roads there are five classes of maintenance (listed below from highest to lowest maintenance standard), with the main aspect of maintenance being the inspection frequency, which is as follows:

  • Link Roads – inspected every 6 months
  • Collector Roads – inspected every 12 months
  • Access Roads – inspected every 24 months
  • Minor Roads – inspected every 36 months
  • Paper Roads - not managed by Council as a road.

 

As part of the current plan review, it has been identified that some sections of the following roads are proposed to have a lower maintenance standard than what they currently have.

Roads decreasing maintenance status

  • Brimpaen
    • Rocklands Cherrypool Road (Telangatuk East Rocklands Road to Henty Highway) - decrease from Link to Minor
  • Dadswells Bridge
    • Jackmans Road (Western Highway to Roses Gap Road) - decrease from Link to Access
  • Dooen
    • Aerodrome Road (Blue Ribbon Road to Dooen South Road) - decrease Access to Minor
    • Flacks Road (Riley Road to Gatehouse Road) - decrease from Access to Minor - beyond house to Gatehouse Rd
  • Horsham
    • Citrus Avenue (Whole length) - decrease from Collector to Access
    • Kenny Road (Golf Course Road to Transfer Station) - decrease from Access to Minor
    • McPherson Street (Baillie Street to Palk Street) - decrease from Collector to Access
    • Plumpton Road (Drummond Street South to Ballinger Street) - decrease from Access to Minor
    • Railway Avenue (Wawunna Road to Overpass) - decrease from Collector to Access
    • Selkirk Drive (Ashwin Close to Darlot Street) - decrease from Collector to Access
    • Wawunna Road (Dimboola Road to Railway Avenue) - decrease from Collector to Access
  • Laharum
    • Reservoir Road (Winfields Road to Residence (West)) – decrease from Collector and Minor to Paper
  • Longerenong
    • Freds Road (Longerenong Road to Tuckers Road) – decrease from Minor to Access (south of Tuckers Road) and Paper (north of Tuckers Road)
  • Mitre
    • McCreddens Road (Mitre Nurcong Road to House (East)) - decreaseAccess to Minor - Western 1.3 km
    • Tooan Mitre Road (Natimuk Frances to Tooan Duffholme Road) - decrease from Link to Collector
  • Mockinya
    • Bells Road (Dip Swamp Road to Residence (East)) - decrease from Access to Minor - only access for 600 m west of Clarkes Lane
  • Noradjuha
    • Noradjuha Tooan East Road (Whole length) - decrease from Link to Collector
  • Nurrabiel
    • Bells Road (Dip Swamp Road to Residence (East)) - decrease from Access to Minor - only access for 600 m west of Clarkes Lane
    • Mt Talbot Reserve Road (Mt Talbot Road to Red Rock Road) - decrease from Access to Minor - Access for 200 m
  • Tooan
    • Tooan Mitre Road (Natimuk Frances to Tooan Duffholme Road) – decrease from Link to Collector
  • Wonwondah
    • Nixon South Road (Curtis Road to North East Wonwondah) – decrease from Access to Minor

 

Roads increasing maintenance status

  • Blackheath
    • Kings Road (Dogwood Road to Ailsa Wheat Road) – increasing from Paper to Minor
  • Brimpaen
    • Roberts Road (Brimpaen Laharum Road to Byrnes Road) – Increasing from Minor to Access
    • Victoria Valley Road (Brimpaen Laharum Road to Boundary) – increasing from Access to Collector
  • Dadswells Bridge
    • Roses Gap Road (Boundary to Western Highway) – increasing from Minor to Link
  • Drung
    • Pine Lake Road (Horsham Lubeck Road to North) – increasing from Minor to Access
  • Natimuk
    • Cooack Mitre Road (Mitre Grass Flat Road to Oliver Schmidts Road) – increasing from Minor to Access
    • Oliver Schmidts Road (Cooack Mitre Road to start of access section) – increasing from Minor to Access
  • Horsham
    • Barnes Boulevarde (Wotonga Drive to Drummond Street) – increasing from Access to Collector
    • Bennett Road (Natimuk Road to Baillie Street) – increasing from Access to Collector
    • Eastgate Drive (Whole length) – increasing from Access to Collector
    • Firebrace Street (O'Callaghans Pde to Baker Street) – increasing from Access to Collector
    • Hamilton Street (Darlot Street to Firebrace Street) – increase from Access to Collector
    • Menadue Street (Gillespie Street to Baillie Street) – increase from Access to Collector
  • Jung
    • Jung Recreation Reserve Road (Jung North Road to Jung Wheat Road) – increase from Paper to Minor
  • Longerenong
    • Tuckers Road (Molyneaux Road to Orchard Road (Longerenong College)) increase from Minor to Access
  • Lower Norton
    • Lower Norton Nurrabiel Road (Horsham Noradjuha Road to Wonwondah Toolondo Road) – increase from Collector to Link
  • Natimuk
    • Darragan Pit Road (Natimuk Hamilton Road to U26) – increase from Minor to Access
    • Natimuk Lake School Road (Whole length) – increase from Minor to Access
    • O'Brees Road (Polkemmet Road to start of access section) – increase from Minor to Access
    • Polkemmet Road (Whole length) – increase from Collector to Link
  • Noradjuha
    • Darragan Pit Road (Natimuk Hamilton Road to U26) – increase from Minor to Access
    • Jacka Jacka Road (Clear Lake Sherwoods Dam Road to just before private road) – increase from Minor to Access - for 2.2 km from Clear Lake Sherwoods Dam Rd
    • Rifle Butts Road (Scott Heard Lights Road to L Heards Road) – increase from Minor to Access
    • Nurrabiel
    • Lower Norton Nurrabiel Road (Horsham Noradjuha Road to Wonwondah Toolondo Road) – increase from Collector to Link
  • St Helens Plains
    • Crutes North Road (End to House on private road) – increase from Private Road to Access
  • Telangatuk
    • Mt Talbot Road (Pargeters Road to Mt Talbot Reserve Road) – increase from Minor to Access
  • Tooan
    • Jacka Jacka Road (Clear Lake Sherwoods Dam Road to just before private- increase from Minor to Access - for 2.2 km from Clear Lake Sherwoods Dam Rd
  • Vectis
    • Polkemmet Road (Whole length) – increase from Collector to Link
    • Quantong Polkemmet Road (O'Brees Road to start of Access section) – increase from Minor to Access
    • Quantong Polkemmet Road (Polkemmet Road to start of Access section) – increase from Minor to Access

 

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