We have increased the 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.
Unsealed roads and sealed roads of the entire network have been 100% inspected. Follow up inspections have been completed.
Approximately 460 defects were detected due to flood damage in late 2022.
Rectification works include:
- 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 civil contractors to rectify these defects across the Shire.
See next sections for details on completed and upcoming road works across the Shire.
Crews have been engaged to complete the following flood rectification works to replace material lost due to flooding, including formation grading to improve safety and access
- Stone Hut Lane, Ballan
- Elaine-Egerton Road, Bungal
- Mays Road, Coimadai
- Holts Lane, Darley
- Clarendon-Blue Bridge Road, Elaine
- Horsehill Road, Elaine
- School Lane, Maddingley
- Glenmore Road, Glenmore
- Nortons Road, Parwan
- Schultz Road, Rowsley
- Paces Lane, Rowsley
- Dog Trap Gully Road, Rowsley
Road rehabilitation projects funded through the Capital Improvement Program address deteriorating road conditions, reduce potholing, roughness and, overall improve the road network.
Ormond Road, Springbank - project complete
Reconstruction of approx.1050m over two sections, including the intersection or Ronans Road.
Yendon-Egerton Road, Yendon - project complete
Reconstruction of approx. 2600m including two intersections. From Lal Lal Creek to east of Spreadeagle Road.
Butlers Road, Navigators - project complete
Gravel road resheet of approx. 2.3kms from Yankee Flat Road heading east.
Moorabool West Road, Gordon - project complete
Gravel shoulder resheet from Old Corbetts Road to Calway Lane.
McCrae Street, Darley - project complete
Reconstruction from Griffith Street to Labilliere Street.
Steiglitz Street, Ballan - project complete
Reconstruction and asphalting full width of Steiglitz Street from Cowie to Fisken Street. Works also include footpath connectivity and draining improvements at the intersection of Fisken and Steiglitz Street.
Elaine-Mount Mercer Road, Elaine - project complete
Reconstruction of approx. 1100m of road near Bakes Road.
Faheys Road, Gordon - project complete
Gravel road resheet of full length, and sealing of the Faheys Road/Stanley Street intersection.
Fisken Street, Bacchus Marsh - project underway
Asphalt works on Fisken Street, at the intersection of Main Street.
Fitzroy / Victoria Street, Darley - project complete
Pavement rehabilitation and asphalt works.
Albert Street, Darley - project complete
Pavement reconstruction, and asphalt works between Fitzroy St and Gisborne Rd