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