Road recovery work

Overview

We have an increased number of work crews out fixing roads after Council voted to increase its road maintenance budget by up to $600,000.

The decision was made to increase the budget as constant rain and storms have resulted in deterioration of the road network.

Council will be able to claim some road repairs under the State Government’s Disaster Recovery Fund and an additional recently-announced fund – the Council Flood Support Fund, but these funds don’t cover repairs to all the issues on the large road network.

Council is providing regular updates on the road blitz via our social media accounts and print advertising. 

Flood Recovery Update

Unsealed roads and sealed roads of the entire network have been 100% inspected. Follow up inspections and works have been completed. 

Approximately 460 defects detected due to flood damage.

Rectification works included:

  • Formation grading
  • Removal of debris and silt from infrastructure
  • Loss of material and requiring replacement
  • Potholes – sealed pavement damage
  • Unsealed shoulder surface failure
  • Unsealed road surface damage

Council engaged three civil contractors to rectify these defects across the shire.

Completed works

Lal Lal area

  • Coalmine Road
  • Haywood Road
  • Mills Road
  • Bronzewing Road

Mount Egerton

  • McIntoshs Lane
  • Sharrocks Road
  • Malones West Road
  • Reserve Road
  • Tanner Lane
  • Fletchers Lane
  • Walker Lane

Rowsley

  • Daiseybank Lane

Millbrook

  • Ryans Road
  • Con Careys Road

Navigators

  • Pound Creek Road
  • Ted Lyons Road

Works to the above locations involved the replacement of material lost due to flooding and grading to repair and improve the access on each of the roads.

Leonards Road, Millbrook

  • 150m of road souring and wash outs were treated by adding new material with an excavator with a grading blade to fill the voided areas.
Geordies Lane, Scotsburn
  • 450m of road souring and washouts were treated with new material.
Mill Park, Ballan - car park
  • Crush rock placed in the damaged areas and graded ready for asphalting.
Racecourse Road, Ballan
  • Light formation grading to repair and improve access on road.
Yendon Egerton Road, Mt Egerton
  • Dig out of compromised material and replaced with crushed rock, which was then compacted to make safe.
Spencer Road, Ballan
  • Removal of debris
  • Stabilisation of 200mm crushed rock pavement
  • Supply and installation of 40mm thick asphalt surface

Upcoming works

Four crews have been engaged to complete flood rectification works.

  • Yendon-Egerton Rd, Yendon – Landslip
  • Harris Rd, Yendon
  • Lal Lal Falls Rd, Lal Lal
  • Cemetery Road, Mt Egerton
  • Egans Rd, Mt Egerton
  • McDonalds Ln, Mt Egerton
  • Victoria Tile Ln, Mt Egerton
  • Powerline Rd, Mt Egerton
  • Manleys Rd, Mt Egerton