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Scheduled unsealed road maintenance programs

unsealed road grading

Council's unsealed road grading maintenance schedule is available to view in the tables below. Council is responsible for managing over 450km of unsealed road in our local government area. The majority of these roads are graded every 12 months, with the more heavily trafficked roads graded every 6 months. 

Four maintenance grading crews operate on a continual basis to manage these unsealed roads. This work mainly consists of grading the roadway to produce a consistent and even road surface, free from potholes and corrugations. Grading is also done with the aim of producing a sloped road surface to prevent water pooling on the road surface, which causes potholes or soft spots.

Unsealed Road Grading Schedule for 2019-20

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View a listing of roads that are graded every 6 months.

Note: This table is updated quarterly.

 Unsealed Road Name   Anticipated Next Grading Date
 Ballengarra Bransdon Rd September 2020
 Blackbutt Rd (East) November 2020
 Bril Bril Bottlebrush Rd August 2020
 Byabarra Bagnoo Rd October 2020
 Forbes River Rd (South) October 2020
 Herons Creek Rd November 2020
 Logans Crossing Rd November 2020
 Lorne Rd August 2020
 Maria River Rd July 2020 
 Old Kempsey Rd October 2020
 Pappinbarra Rd October 2020
 Pipe Clay Rd (East) September 2020
 Rawdon Island Rd (South) October 2020
 Stoney Creek Rd Noember 2020
 The Hatch Rd September 2020
 Toms Creek Rd (North) October 2020
 Wingham Rd August 2020

View a listing of roads that are graded every 12 months.

Note: This table is updated quarter

October 2020 April 2021

 Unsealed Road Name  Anticipated Next Grading Date
 Amos Rd September 2020
 Apple Tree Rd May 2021
 Araluen St June 2020
 Baileys Rd September 2020
 Bartletts Rd March 2021
 Batar Creek Rd June 2020
 Beach St December 2020
 Bell Haven Rd December 2020
 Bengal Rd April 2021
 Berryman Rd August 2020
 Bill Hill Rd  
 Bitter Ground Creek Rd July 2020
 Black Creek Rd June 2021
 Blackbutt Rd (East) October 2020
 Blackbutt Rd (West) November 2020
 Blanches Rd October 2020
 Blue Gum Lane November 2020
 Boat Harbour Lane September 2020
 Bobs Creek Rd September 2020
 Boytrang Rd November 2020
 Brookhouse Rd June 2020
 Browns Rd September 2020
 Bulli Creek Rd October 2020
 Caparoos Rd April 2021
 Cedar Loggers Rd June 2020
 Cedar Wood Lane October 2020
 Charlie Watt Reserve June 2020
 Churchills Rd October 2020
 Clarefield Dungay Rd May 2021
 Clayworths Rd July 2020
 Cluleys Rd October 2020
 Cobb and Co Rd June 2020
 Cooks Rd April 2021
 Coombes Rd July 2020
 Costigans Rd July 2020
 Cowal Creek Rd  
 Cutlers Rd June 2020
 Cutty Creek Rd September 2020
 Deauville Rd December 2020
 Deep Creek Rd October 2020
 Dog Track Rd June 2020
 Doyles Rd  August 2020
 Ducks Rd October 2020
 Ducks Ridge Rd September 2020
 Dunbogan Tip December 2020
 Eastern Boundary Rd May 2021
 Elands/Collings Rd October 2020
 Elfords Rd May 2021
 Ennis Rd July 2020
 Farrawells Rd June 2020
 Fegans Rd October 2020
 Fernbank Creek Rd  January 2021
 Fishers Ridge Rd April 2021
 Forbes River Rd (North) July 2020
 Foxes Creek Rd June 2020
 Foxs Rd June 2020
 Freemans Rd April 2021
 Gills Rd April 2020
 Glen Ewan Rd May 2021
 Grants Beach Access December 2020
 Gum Scrub Rd August 2020
 Hacks Ferry Rd June 2021
 Hannam Vale Rd April 2021
 Hartys Plains Rd (North) November 2020
 Hartys Plains Rd (South) July 2020
 Haydons Wharf Rd September 2020
 Henry Kendall Reserve December 2020
 Herbert Gill Rd September 2020
 Herberts Rd August 2020
 Hewens Rd March 2021
 Hibbard Dr Carpark January 2021
 Huntingdon Rd July 2020
 Hursley Rd May 2021
 Hyndmans Creek Rd September 2020
 Innes View Rd October 2020
 Isaacs Rd April 2021
 Ivers Rd December 2020
 Jones Rd September 2020
 Kindee Rd December 2020
 Koppin Yarrat Rd November 2020
 Koree Island Rd April 2021
 Lansdowne Rd November 2020
 Lantana Rd September 2020
 Latimores Rd (East) November 2020
 Latimores (West) November 2020
 Lemon Gum Rd September 2020
 Little Bago Lane August 2020
 Littles Loop Rd July 2020
 Llanthony Rd October 2020
 Long Flat Rec Ground October 2020
 Manbridges Rd September 2020
 McGilvray Rd December 2020
 McLeods Cl April 2021
 McWhirters Rd October 2020
 Mi Trotters Rd April 2021
 Middle Rock Rd December 2020
 Molly Milligan Rd July 2020
 Monaghans Rd April 2021
 Mooney St June 2020
 Mortons Creek Rd February 2021
 Mount Gibraltar Rd November 2020
 Mundays Lane January 2021
 Muscio Rd April 2021
 Myall Scrub Rd August 2020
 Narrow Gut Rd April 2021
 Nelsons Rd August 2020
 North Branch Rd May 2021
 North Wall Rd January 2021
 Old Coach Rd June 2020
 Old King Creek Rd July 2020
 Old Mill Rd November 2020
 Old School Rd October 2020
 Orara Lane February 2021
 Pappinbarra Rd (Left Arm) August 2020
 Pappinbarra Rd (Right Arm) August 2020
 Parsons Rd September 2020
 Phyiffers Rd October 2020
 Pilot Beach Tracks December 2020
 Pine Scrub Rd January 2021
 Pipe Clay Rd (12mth,West) January 2021
 Playfords Rd November 2020
 Ponsfords Rd September 2020 
 Rawdon Island Rd (North) April 2021
 Ready Money Rd August 2020
 Red Hill Rd September 2020
 Riverbend Rd May 2021
 Roachs Rd September 2020
 Roseneath Rd September 2020
 Rosewood Rd July 2020
 Rowsells Rd June 2020
 Roys Rd December 2020
 Ryans Rd September 2020
 Sandfly Alley January 2021
 Scotts Plains Rd September 2020
 Shark Beach Reserves December 2020
 Sharkeys Rd April 2021
 Smiths Rd June 2020
 Sommervilles Rd April 2021
 Spokes Rd August 2020
 Spooneys Bay / Tennis Crts December 2020
 Stage Coach Rd December 2020
 Stennets Rd September 2020
 Stevens St January 2021
 Sullivans Rd April 2021
 Sun Valley Rd September 2020
 Sunnyvale Rd December 2020
 The Cedars Rd May 2021
 Tilbaroo Rd November 2020
 Tipperary Rd November 2020
 Toms Creek Rd (South) December 2020
 Tower Rd June 2020
 Tuffins Lane Carpark January 2021
 Upper Rollands Plains Rd July 2020
 Upsalls Ck Rd May 2021
 Wallis Rd October 2020
 Walters Rd April 2021
 West Frazers Creek Rd April 2021
 Wood St Lane January 2021
 Woodlands Rd January 2021

Why has there been a delay with grading my road? 

On occasion there are circumstances outside our control that affects the grading program and results in delays to the planned grading schedule. These circumstances may include adverse weather conditions and other maintenance works requiring immediate attention. However, we remain dedicated to undertaking the grading works in a timely manner. 

Successful road maintenance grading is dependent on weather. Grading works during and after wet weather causes damage to the road pavement, so maintenance grading starts again when the road pavement has sufficiently dried out.

How is an unsealed road graded? 

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 then spray the road surface and any loose gravel, which helps to achieve the desired compaction. A smooth drum roller is then used to compact the gravel. The grader may then do a final pass to trim any high spots.

Will I receive notification of when grading will occur on my road? 

Generally, for normal maintenance grading activities, Council doesn't send out letters of notification to residents before starting work. Residents will be notified if road closures are required, however this rarely happens.

Water use in unsealed road grading

Water is essential in the use of unsealed road grading to bind the gravel material together effectively, and reduce the rate of natural road deterioration. We aim to use water points within 15km (round trip) of our grading sites so the road doesn’t dry out before we can compact the material with water. Where possible we fill up at the major creeks and rivers in accordance with legislation, however like many others at the moment, have found that many of our usual water points have dried up.

We’ve been using reclaimed water from the Dunbogan Waste Water Treatment Plant over the past few months, and in the future will also consider using reclaimed water from the Kew and Bonny Hills Plants, once current upgrades are completed. Additionally we are also investigating licence conditions to allow the use of final effluent from the new Sewer Treatment Plants in Comboyne, Long Flat and Telegraph Point once construction is complete… and from the existing Wauchope Treatment Plant. The water gains from these plants might not change the situation drastically but we understand that every drop counts.

We will continue to work with our community to deliver our unsealed road grading program whilst continuing our commitment to conserving water.

 

 

 

 

This page was last updated on: 18 June 2020