Unsealed road grading

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Our unsealed roads are graded every 12 months, with busier roads graded every six months.

Grading keeps the surface even and prevents water pooling, which can lead to potholes or soft spots in the road.

How do we grade an unsealed road?

 A grader is used to clear gravel from the roadside edge drains and trim the top layer of road gravel to produce an even road surface. Sometimes we may use a water cart to spray the road surface and any loose gravel, which helps to achieve the desired compaction. After this, we use a smooth drum roller to compact the gravel. The grader may then do a final pass to trim any high spots.

How do we plan grading activities?

Grading of unsealed roads is completed to a schedule, this can be viewed further down the page.

Sometimes the schedule can be delayed due to:

  • Bad weather – the road can be damaged if grading is undertaken on a wet road
  • Water restrictions during drought – grading requires water as part of the process
  • Other maintenance being prioritised due to emergency situations

We notify residents in advance where we may need to close the road while grading.


Unsealed Road Grading Schedule

6-month unsealed road grading schedule

Note: This table is updated quarterly.

Unsealed Road Name Anticipated Next Grading Date
Ballengarra Bransdon Rd August 2023
Blackbutt Rd (East) June 2023
Bril Bril Bottlebrush Rd February 2023
Byabarra Bagnoo Rd October 2023
Forbes River Rd (South) May 2023
Herons Creek Rd June 2023
Logans Crossing Rd Road Closed
Lorne Rd May 2023
Maria River Rd July 2023
Old Kempsey Rd February 2023
Pappinbarra Rd February 2023
Pipe Clay Rd (East) February 2023
Rawdon Island Rd (South) May 2023
Stoney Creek Rd June 2023
Toms Creek Rd (North) April 2023
Wingham Rd May 2023

12-month unsealed road grading schedule

Note: This table is updated quarterly, in October and April.

Unsealed Road Name Anticipated Next Grading Date
Amos Rd February 2024
Apple Tree Rd May 2023
Araluen St August 2023
Baileys Rd July 2023
Bartletts Rd March 2024
Batar Creek Rd August 2023
Beach St November 2023
Bell Haven Rd July 2023
Bengal Rd February 2024
Berryman Rd November 2023
Bill Hill Rd April 2024
Bitter Ground Creek Rd November 2023
Black Creek Rd August 2023
Blackbutt Rd (East) June 2023
Blackbutt Rd (West) May 2023
Blanches Rd September 2023
Blue Gum Lane November 2023
Boat Harbour Lane October 2023
Bobs Creek Rd September 2023
Brookhouse Rd May 2023
Browns Rd February 2024
Bulli Creek Rd September 2023
Capararos Rd May 2023
Cedar Loggers Rd August 2023
Cedar Wood Lane September 2023
Charlie Watt Reserve August 2023
Churchills Rd October 2023
Clarefield Dungay Rd July 2023
Clayworths Rd September 2023
Cluleys Rd October 2023
Cobb and Co Rd August 2023
Colling Rd January 2024
Cooks Rd June 2023
Coombes Rd November 2023
Costigans Rd September 2023
Cowal Creek Rd April 2023
Cutlers Rd July 2023
Cutty Creek Rd October 2023
Deauville Rd November 2023
Deep Creek Rd September 2023
Dog Track Rd August 2023
Doyles Rd August 2023
Ducks Rd February 2024
Ducks Ridge Rd February 2024
Eastern Boundary Rd June 2023
Elands/Collings Rd January 2024
Elfords Rd March 2024
Ennis Rd August 2023
Farrawells Rd July 2023
Fegans Rd September 2023
Fernbank Creek Rd February 2024
Fishers Ridge Rd April 2023
Forbes River Rd (North) September 2023
Foxes Creek Rd August 2023
Foxs Rd June 2023
Freemans Rd March 2024
Gills Rd July 2023
Glen Ewan Rd March 2024
Grants Beach Access January 2024
Gum Scrub Rd July 2023
Hacks Ferry Rd July 2023
Hammer Lane July 2023
Hannam Vale Rd July 2023
Hartys Plains Rd (North) February 2024
Hartys Plains Rd (South) August 2023
Haydons Wharf Rd August 2023
Henry Kendall Reserve November 2023
Herbert Gill Rd February 2024
Herberts Rd August 2023
Hewens Rd March 2024
Hibbard Dr Carpark February 2024
Huntingdon Rd August 2023
Hursley Rd August 2023
Hyndmans Creek Rd August 2023
Innes View Rd March 2024
Isaacs Rd June 2023
Ivers Rd October 2023
Jones Rd August 2023
Kindee Rd January 2024
Koppin Yarrat Rd May 2023
Koree Island Rd April 2024
Lansdowne Rd April 2023
Lantana Rd September 2023
Latimores Rd (East) May 2023
Latimores (West) May 2023
Lemon Gum Rd January 2024
Little Bago Lane September 2023
Littles Loop Rd July 2023
Llanthony Rd October 2023
Long Flat Rec Ground October 2023
Manbridges Rd February 2024
McGilvray Rd January 2024
McLeods Cl June 2023
McWhirters Rd September 2023
Mi Trotters Rd March 2023
Middle Rock Rd December 2023
Molly Milligan Rd July 2023
Monaghans Rd March 2024
Mooney St November 2023
Mortons Creek Rd March 2024
Mount Gibraltar Rd April 2023
Mundays Lane July 2023
Muscio Rd February 2024
Myall Scrub Rd August 2023
Narrow Gut Rd March 2024
Nelsons Rd September 2023
North Branch Rd July 2023
North Wall Rd July 2023
Old Coach Rd September 2023
Old King Creek Rd September 2023
Old Mill Rd July 2023
Old School Rd June 2023
Orara Lane March 2023
Pappinbarra Rd (Left Arm) December 2023
Pappinbarra Rd (Right Arm) December 2023
Parsons Rd February 2024
Phyiffers Rd April 2024
Pilot Beach Tracks December 2023
Pine Scrub Rd January 2024
Pipe Clay Rd (12mth,West) February 2024
Playfords Rd May 2023
Ponsfords Rd February 2024
Rawdon Island Rd (North) March 2024
Ready Money Rd June 2023
Red Hill Rd July 2023
Riverbend Rd February 2024
Roachs Rd January 2024
Roseneath Rd October 2023
Rosewood Rd August 2023
Rowsells Rd August 2023
Roys Rd July 2023
Ryans Rd September 2023
Sandfly Alley July 2023
Scotts Plains Rd July 2023
Shark Beach Reserves January 2024
Sharkeys Rd April 2023
Smiths Rd August 2023
Sommervilles Rd July 2023
Spokes Rd August 2023
Spooneys Bay / Tennis Courts January 2024
Stage Coach Rd October 2023
Stennets Rd February 2024
Stevens St January 2024
Sullivans Rd June 2023
Sun Valley Rd August 2023
Sunnyvale Rd October 2023
The Cedars Rd May 2023
Tilbaroo Rd December 2023
The Tip Rd December 2023
Tipperary Rd June 2023
Toms Creek Rd (South) December 2023
Tower Rd July 2023
Tuffins Lane Carpark February 2024
Upper Rollands Plains Rd June 2023
Upsalls Ck Rd August 2023
Wallis Rd October 2023
Walters Rd February 2024
West Frazers Creek Rd March 2024
 Wood St Lane August 2023
Woodlands Rd July 2023