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 2024
Blackbutt Rd (East) November 2024
Bril Bril Bottlebrush Rd August 2024
Byabarra Bagnoo Rd November 2024
Forbes River Rd (South) April 2024
Herons Creek Rd October 2024 
Logans Crossing Rd Road Closed
Lorne Rd May 2024
Maria River Rd July 2024
Old Kempsey Rd August 2024
Pappinbarra Rd September 2024
Pipe Clay Rd (East) October 2024
Rawdon Island Rd (South) May 2024
Stoney Creek Rd June 2024
Toms Creek Rd (North) April 2024
Wingham Rd June 2024

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 2025
Apple Tree Rd May 2025
Araluen St August 2024
Baileys Rd July 2024
Bartletts Rd January 2025
Batar Creek Rd August 2024
Beach St September 2024
Bell Haven Rd June 2024 
Bengal Rd February 2025
Berryman Rd August 2024 
Bill Hill Rd March 2025
Bitter Ground Creek Rd November 2024
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 April 2025
Bulli Creek Rd September 2024
Capararos Rd February 2025
Cedar Loggers Rd August 2024
Cedar Wood Lane August 2024
Charlie Watt Reserve May 2024
Churchills Rd September 2024
Clarefield Dungay Rd April 2025
Clayworths Rd September 2024
Cluleys Rd August 2024
Cobb and Co Rd August 2024
Colling Rd January 2025
Cooks Rd June 2024
Coombes Rd October 2024
Costigans Rd September 2024
Cowal Creek Rd February 2025
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 2025
Eastern Boundary Rd May 2025
Elands/Collings Rd January 2025
Elfords Rd March 2025
Ennis Rd January 2025
Farrawells Rd May 2024
Fegans Rd September 2024
Fernbank Creek Rd October 2024 
Fishers Ridge Rd February 2025
Forbes River Rd (North) October 2024 
Foxes Creek Rd August 2024
Foxs Rd March 2025
Freemans Rd March 2025
Gills Rd June 2024
Glen Ewan Rd March 2025
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) January 2025
Hartys Plains Rd (South) July 2024 
Haydons Wharf Rd July 2024
Henry Kendall Reserve September 2024
Herbert Gill Rd April 2025
Herberts Rd July 2024 
Hewens Rd January 2025 
Hibbard Dr Carpark September 2024 
Huntingdon Rd July 2024 
Hursley Rd June 2024
Hyndmans Creek Rd August 2024
Innes View Rd February 2025
Isaacs Rd May 2024
Ivers Rd September 2024
Jones Rd August 2024
Kindee Rd November 2024
Koppin Yarrat Rd April 2025
Koree Island Rd January 2025
Lansdowne Rd April 2025
Lantana Rd August 2024 
Latimores Rd (East) May 2024
Latimores (West) January 2025
Lemon Gum Rd January 2025
Little Bago Lane July 2024
Littles Loop Rd April 2025
Llanthony Rd September 2024
Long Flat Rec Ground September 2024
Manbridges Rd February 2025
McGilvray Rd September 2024 
McLeods Cl June 2024
McWhirters Rd September 2024
Mi Trotters Rd February 2025 
Middle Rock Rd September 2024 
Molly Milligan Rd June 2024
Monaghans Rd January 2025
Mooney St August 2024 
Mortons Creek Rd January 2025
Mundays Lane September 2024 
Muscio Rd January 2025
Myall Scrub Rd July 2024
Narrow Gut Rd February 2025
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 February 2025
Pappinbarra Rd (Left Arm) November 2024
Pappinbarra Rd (Right Arm) December 2024
Parsons Rd March 2025
Phyiffers Rd February 2025
Pilot Beach Tracks September 2024 
Pine Scrub Rd December 2024
Pipe Clay Rd (12mth,West) December 2024
Playfords Rd May 2024
Ponsfords Rd February 2024
Rawdon Island Rd (North) March 2025
Ready Money Rd March 2025
Red Hill Rd July 2024
Riverbend Rd February 2025
Roachs Rd January 2025
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 February 2025
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 April 2025
Stevens St September 2024
Sullivans Rd June 2024
Sun Valley Rd July 2024
Sunnyvale Rd September 2024
The Cedars Rd March 2025
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 March 2025
Upsalls Ck Rd July 2024
Wallis Rd September 2024
Walters Rd February 2025
West Frazers Creek Rd January 2025
 Wood St Lane September 2024
Woodlands Rd September 2024