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 dirt 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 June 2022
Blackbutt Rd (East) June 2022
Bril Bril Bottlebrush Rd September 2022
Byabarra Bagnoo Rd April 2022
Forbes River Rd (South) April 2022
Herons Creek Rd June 2022
Logans Crossing Rd June 2022
Lorne Rd May 2022
Maria River Rd July 2022
Old Kempsey Rd August 2022
Pappinbarra Rd September 2022
Pipe Clay Rd (East) September 2022
Rawdon Island Rd (South) July 2022
Stoney Creek Rd July 2022
The Hatch Rd August 2022
Toms Creek Rd (North) April 2022
Wingham Rd May 2022

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 2023
Apple Tree Rd May 2022
Araluen St August 2022
Baileys Rd August 2022
Bartletts Rd February 2023
Batar Creek Rd September 2022
Beach St November 2022
Bell Haven Rd June 2022
Bengal Rd May 2022
Berryman Rd October 2022
Bill Hill Rd June 2022
Bitter Ground Creek Rd November 2022
Black Creek Rd August 2022
Blackbutt Rd (East) October 2022
Blackbutt Rd (West) May 2022
Blanches Rd October 2022
Blue Gum Lane December 2022
Boat Harbour Lane December 2022
Bobs Creek Rd September 2022
Brookhouse Rd July 2022
Browns Rd January 2023
Bulli Creek Rd October 2022
Capararos Rd April 2022
Cedar Loggers Rd September 2022
Cedar Wood Lane September 2022
Charlie Watt Reserve June 2022
Churchills Rd November 2022
Clarefield Dungay Rd June 2022
Clayworths Rd November 2022
Cluleys Rd September 2022
Cobb and Co Rd September 2022
Colling Rd February 2023
Cooks Rd June 2022
Coombes Rd November 2022
Costigans Rd November 2022
Cowal Creek Rd April 2022
Cutlers Rd June 2022
Cutty Creek Rd September 2022
Deauville Rd November 2022
Deep Creek Rd November 2022
Dog Track Rd August 2022
Doyles Rd July 2022
Ducks Rd March 2023
Ducks Ridge Rd February 2023
Eastern Boundary Rd March 2022
Elands/Collings Rd November 2021
Elfords Rd May 2022
Ennis Rd July 2022
Farrawells Rd June 2022
Fegans Rd October 2022
Fernbank Creek Rd January 2023
Fishers Ridge Rd April 2022
Forbes River Rd (North) November 2022
Foxes Creek Rd September 2022
Foxs Rd May 2022
Freemans Rd May 2022
Gills Rd June 2022
Glen Ewan Rd May 2022
Grants Beach Access December 2022
Gum Scrub Rd August 2022
Hacks Ferry Rd June 2022
Hammer Lane January 2023
Hannam Vale Rd July 2022
Hartys Plains Rd (North) February 2023
Hartys Plains Rd (South) August 2022
Haydons Wharf Rd September 2022
Henry Kendall Reserve November 2022
Herbert Gill Rd January 2023
Herberts Rd July 2022
Hewens Rd February 2023
Hibbard Dr Carpark January 2023
Huntingdon Rd August 2022
Hursley Rd July 2022
Hyndmans Creek Rd September 2022
Innes View Rd March 2023
Isaacs Rd May 2022
Ivers Rd November 2022
Jones Rd September 2022
Kindee Rd January 2023
Koppin Yarrat Rd May 2022
Koree Island Rd March 2023
Lansdowne Rd April 2022
Lantana Rd October 2022
Latimores Rd (East) April 2022
Latimores (West) April 2022
Lemon Gum Rd December 2022
Little Bago Lane August 2022
Littles Loop Rd June 2022
Llanthony Rd November 2022
Long Flat Rec Ground December 2022
Manbridges Rd January 2023
McGilvray Rd December 2022
McLeods Cl May 2022
McWhirters Rd November 2022
Mi Trotters Rd April 2022
Middle Rock Rd December 2022
Molly Milligan Rd July 2022
Monaghans Rd February 2023
Mooney St June 2022
Mortons Creek Rd March 2023
Mount Gibraltar Rd March 2023
Mundays Lane October 2022
Muscio Rd April 2022
Myall Scrub Rd July 2022
Narrow Gut Rd April 2022
Nelsons Rd September 2022
North Branch Rd July 2022
North Wall Rd October 2022
Old Coach Rd October 2022
Old King Creek Rd August 2022
Old Mill Rd October 2022
Old School Rd October 2022
Orara Lane March 2023
Pappinbarra Rd (Left Arm) December 2022
Pappinbarra Rd (Right Arm) December 2022
Parsons Rd February 2023
Phyiffers Rd March 2023
Pilot Beach Tracks November 2022
Pine Scrub Rd January 2023
Pipe Clay Rd (12mth,West) January 2023
Playfords Rd April 2022
Ponsfords Rd January 2023
Rawdon Island Rd (North) April 2022
Ready Money Rd June 2022
Red Hill Rd August 2022
Riverbend Rd May 2022
Roachs Rd December 2022
Roseneath Rd September 2022
Rosewood Rd July 2022
Rowsells Rd July 2022
Roys Rd July 2022
Ryans Rd August 2022
Sandfly Alley October 2022
Scotts Plains Rd August 2022
Shark Beach Reserves December 2022
Sharkeys Rd April 2022
Smiths Rd August 2022
Sommervilles Rd July 2022
Spokes Rd July 2022
Spooneys Bay / Tennis Courts December 2022
Stage Coach Rd October 2022
Stennets Rd December 2022
Stevens St December 2022
Sullivans Rd June 2022
Sun Valley Rd September 2022
Sunnyvale Rd October 2022
The Cedars Rd May 2022
Tilbaroo Rd January 2023
The Tip Rd October 2022
Tipperary Rd May 2022
Toms Creek Rd (South) January 2023
Tower Rd July 2022
Tuffins Lane Carpark January 2023
Upper Rollands Plains Rd June 2022
Upsalls Ck Rd August 2022
Wallis Rd December 2022
Walters Rd April 2022
West Frazers Creek Rd March 2023
Woodlands Rd October 2022