COVID-19 update

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak (Coronavirus) in Australia and across the globe, Wakefield Regional Council is taking proactive measures to stop the spread. Our front counter remains open but please call or email us in the first instance. We are trying to minimise risk to our people and our community so, if you can carry out business with us online or on phone, do so.

Find out about our response and important information for residents and businesses

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Unsealed road grading

Grading gives unsealed roads a freshen up. It works to improve the quality and longevity of a road, generally making it smoother. Read our fact sheet on our unsealed road network

Unsealed roads review

Council is conducting a major review of the unsealed road network and is particularly keen to hear from farmers about the rural unsealed roads across our region.

Through this review we aim to understand:

*          Whether we have the right category (and therefore level of service) for each road;

*          Which roads we may be under/over servicing;

*          The appetite for lowering the categories of under-used roads to potentially allow more targeted investment in higher use routes;

*          Whether there are any roads that are surplus to community need.

This fact sheet provides important information to help you understand the various categories of road, the current levels of service Council provides and the cost in doing so.

Please call or email us if you would like to register your interest in attending one of the workshops. Note: due to COVID-19 restrictions, workshop places may be limited.

FORUMS HAPPENING ACROSS THE REGION...

Balaklava – Ralli Park,
Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 1-4pm
Owen – Owen Town Hall,
Friday, 28 August 2020, 1-4pm
Hart – Hart Field Site,
Monday, 7 September 2020, 1-4pm
Snowtown – Football Clubroom,
Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 1-4pm

The Council team is looking forward to working with you to improve our road network plan and ensure our roads best meet our community’s needs into the future.


Our Patrol Grading Progress

You can view the progress of our patrol grading as it happens by using the live, interactive maps below. One map displays our grading progress for 2020/21, the other displays the progress from last year. Please be mindful that a road may not have been graded this financial year yet and will be orange, in this case, check the 2019/20 map for the last grading date.

You can read more about our road categories and how we manage our roads on a regional scale by reading our Asset Management Plan (Transport).

Road categories: as a general guide, category 1 and 2 roads are graded four times a year, a category 3 is done three times a year, category 4 is twice a year and category 5 and 6 are done at least once a year.

Please note although we intend to achieve the targets of our Asset Management Plan, this may change due to weather conditions and other factors.

The maps will take a few seconds to appear.

By clicking on a road segment the following information will be displayed:

  • Road Name
  • Grading Zone
  • Grading Frequency
  • Last Grading Date (Date is displayed: Year/Month/Day)

2020/21 Schedule

Please be mindful that a road may not have been graded this financial year yet and will be orange, in this case, check the 2019/20 map below for the last grading date and other details on the road's history. The financial year began 1 July 2020.

    • Green – At least one grade completed in 2020/21
    • Orange – No grades completed in 2020/21
    • Grey – DPTI or sealed road

2019/20 Schedule

  • Blue – 2019/20 grading records
  • Grey – DPTI or sealed road