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