Council is implementing a Harvest Priority Road Program to ensure the Shire's road rural road network will meet the demands of this year's harvest season.

The Rural Roads Advisory Group (RRAG) resolved to support the harvest priority program and to also redirect the gravel re sheeting funds to this program, along with allocating funds to address other unsealed roads post-harvest.

Parkes Shire Mayor Ken Keith OAM said this recommendation from the RRAG was adopted with full support from Council.

"It is imperative that we as Council prioritise funding allocations for our road network to meet the community's demands and ensure productivity while maintain the integrity of our road assets."

"With what is expected to be a bumper harvest season following this prolong drought, it is more important than ever to provide our transporters and producers safe and efficient road corridors," said Cr Keith.

Director of Works and Services Ben Howard said Council will deliver the program across extended operating hours to allow efficiencies to be gained and the optimum operation of plant to complete the priority works prior to the harvest season.

"Council's roads team has commenced in the north west of the shire (near Yethra and Alagala) to ensure roads are in good condition for farmers to get grain to nearby silos."

"There will also be a team working in and around the Peak Hill area to prepare unsealed roads for harvest carting."

"Teams will then work their way towards Trundle, Bogan gate and the Parkes area to complete priority roads that will be used for harvest." Mr Howard concluded.

Parkes Shire Council is responsible for in excess of 2,000km of sealed and gravel road across the region in the Parkes Shire.