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.

Grading of dirt roads is completed to a schedule, but sometimes delays can occur 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.

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. 

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