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Ready for renewal: Owen’s Wilson and Dows Road

20th February 2020
About 10,000 tonnes of rubble has been collected, crushed and carted.

Construction carries on in Owen, with two thoroughfares – Wilson and Dows Road - part of a $4 million unsealed road renewal program, sweeping across the Wakefield region.

In line with its Asset Management Plan, Wakefield Regional Council is undertaking an unsealed renewal program, following months of concentrated works on maintenance.

Wilson Road is just one of these getting a facelift with the 1.8km unsealed stretch set to be renewed. Dows Road (2.6km in length) will also receive the same treatment and have its stormwater drainage upgraded.

About 10,000 tonnes of rubble has been collected, crushed and carted for work on Wilson Road, with preparation for Dows to kick-off soon.

Wakefield Mayor Rodney Reid says Council counts on the rubble that’s supplied by nearby farmers to carry out renewals like these.

“In this case, the rubble suppliers were available; the logistics all matched up; and so the project went ahead with greater efficiency, " Mayor Reid said.

“Renewing our roads benefits our community, and we depend on the support from our farmers to make this all happen."

More roads set to be renewed in the near future, subject to weather and other conditions, include:

  • Powerline Road, Pinery
  • Pinery Road, Pinery
  • Watertower Road, Owen
  • Parker Road, Long Plains

For more information about our road network and our long term asset management plans, head to Council’s website –