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Published Thursday 1 September 2022

Wet weather causing delays for road grading

Like most Councils, Mitchell Shire Council’s maintenance grading program has been impacted by the current wet weather conditions.

The wet conditions have made it difficult for Council to undertake grading activities for the past two months, with road material becoming unsuitable to grade and compact.

The program is approximately 6 to 7 weeks behind schedule and with the prediction of more wet weather, the program may be further delayed.

Council remains committed to maintaining more than 700 kilometres of unsealed roads, and Council has several teams completing pothole repairs throughout until more favourable weather conditions return.

Once these conditions return Council will engage additional resources within available budget to help get its grading program back on track.

Council would like to thank the community for their patience and encourage people to drive to the conditions and slow down around work crews.

All urgent issues or incidents should be reported to Council immediately on 5734 6200 (all hours).

Non-urgent issues or incidents can be reported to Council via the Report It tool.

Quotes from Mayor Bill Chisholm

Our road grading schedule is a very important part of our overall Road Management Plan and it’s frustrating to have it delayed by weather conditions

We understand the importance of having local roads graded and the frustration these delays cause residents.

But having the roads maintained to a high standard is vital and favourable weather conditions are needed to make that happen.

We appreciate the patience of local residents and encourage them to report any urgent road hazards by calling Council or using the Report It tool.

Cr Bill Chisholm

This page was last updated on 5 September 2022.