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Parkes Shire Council strives to ensure our local road infrastructure is maintained and improved to ensure safety and efficiency for our road users. Road maintenance is the largest budget expenditure item within Council and is managed through a strategic roads program that is funded by local, state and federal government agencies. The roads program can be impacted by weather events, traffic and other environmental factors which results in change of priorities to the program to ensure the best outcomes for the overall road network.
View the Road Program for the current financial year.
A significant amount of works has been undertaken to maintain and improve the Shire's road assets and footpath network.
Some of the recent highlights for 2019/20 include the completion 2.2km reconstruction and seal of MR350 (Bogan Way) adding to the already 7kms of upgrades recently delivered, rehabilitation of MR47 Cardigan Street, Tullamore and over 1300sqm of new kerb/gutter and footpaths laid.
The 2020-21 operational program will feature major works such as all weather access upgrade to Five Chain Lane valued at $2.259m, $1.794m blackspot program. $600k upgrade to MR348 Peak Hill to Tullamore Road and $1m gravel re-sheeting program
For more information about these and other major projects, visit the current major projects page on our website.
Council maintains over 48,000 square metres of footpath asset throughout the Shire. Over 2,500 square metres has undergone recent upgrades and widening for shared footpath and cycle access with more upgrades planned.
These planned works are in line with Council's Pedestrian and Cycling Strategy which was prepared in consultation with the community and key user groups to ensure the correct mix of footpath connections, new shared paths, cycling routes and mobility access that appeals to all stages of life for our residents.
Kerb and gutter are part of the road asset. Council currently maintains approximately 138km of kerb and gutter length within Parkes Shire.
Generally, for new developments or works, residents are required to contribute half the cost of kerb and gutter works in most cases. Council's kerb and gutter budget allocation includes funding for providing vehicle entrances.
For further information, contact Council's Engineering Services Department on 02 6861 2344.
In the past, works such as gravel re-sheeting have been included in a program following requests from residents. While this will continue, the main emphasis for program development will be on inspection of the network and prioritisation of required works to best meet the needs of the network rather than individual cases.
To find out more about the current roads program and priorities, contact Council's Engineering Services team on 02 6861 2344.
Phone: Engineering Department 02 6861 2344
Council encourages you to send as much detail as possible, including the name of the road and photos of the problem.
When reporting a damaged road or Council asset, please provide as much information as to the location of the damage. Please also make sure you provide Council your contact details so that we can advise you of the course of action to be undertaken.