The Plan is due to expire at the end of June 2021. As outlined in the Road Management Act, the Plan must be reviewed every four year and establishes a process for Council to inspect, maintain and repair its public roads and footpaths based on policy and operational objectives.
The Plan also sets the level of service for all Council’s roads and footpaths. Key considerations are safety and ensuring Council uses its resources efficiently. The key parts of the Plan are:
- The Register of Public Local Roads that Council is responsible for
- The systems and procedures that Council uses to maintain and renew its public road network
- Schedules of maintenance standards used by Council.
Council has reviewed the Plan internally and completed a benchmarking process against all other Victorian councils including 20 Melbourne metropolitan councils.
Why does Council have a Road Management Plan?
- The Road Management Act 2004 (the Act) outlines that Road Authorities are required to act 'reasonably' by inspecting and maintaining assets to protect the general public.
- This has created the need for Council, being the Road Authority for local roads, to have a clear sense of responsibility for its road network and minimise exposure to liability. Council achieves this by having the Plan.
What is included in the Plan?
- A description of Council’s road management process including the road assets hierarchy, the nature and frequency of inspections, the intervention levels for defects and the response times for repairs.
- Reference to the systems used to record information collected from inspections, periodic road condition surveys, Council’s customer management system, traffic data and other community input.
Have your say
This is your chance to have your say on how Council manages its road and foothpaths for the next four years.