Maintaining our roads and footpaths

Over 2,000km of roads and 48,000sqm of footpath to maintain

Parkes Shire Council is responsible for in excess of 2,000km of sealed and gravel road across the region, over 48,000sqm of concrete footpaths, and 138km of kerb and guttering.

Council continues to undertake upgrades and maintenance of the Shire's regional road assets and footpath network for the benefit of the Parkes Shire community and its visitors.

Federal and state governments are responsible funding and maintenance of major roads and highways. Council is engaged to manage some of these assets within the Shire on behalf of these government agencies.

Significant rain has an immediate impact on roads and we ask drivers to slow down, be mindful of the conditions and drive accordingly. While Council will do its best to ensure roadways are serviceable, it is not always possible particularly during periods of adverse weather.

Council conducts regular inspections of its road network and we ask residents to inform us of any roads that may have been damaged by contacting Council:

  • by phone 6861 2333,
  • by email
  • by using our online Customer Request Form available on the Council website
  • By downloading the Snap Send Solve app onto your Android or iOS device available through the iTunes or google play store.

View our Pothole Damage and Road Defect Fact Sheet.

Shire road map application

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Please note: While every attempt has been made to ensure this data is accurate, we invite residents to advise us if the information is incorrect, via phone or email.