Rural roadside drainage

Roadside drainage in rural areas is designed to keep the road surface free of water to prevent it from deteriorating. We ensure the road and drainage design do not increase flows onto a property. Council also strives to minimise the impact on the local environment.

We maintain drains located within a Council Road Reserve only. This includes channels and table drains at the side of the road pavement and culverts crossing beneath the road pavement.

Maintaining these drains ensures:

  • The road pavement is free draining
  • The road pavement does not obstruct the flow of stormwater from upstream to downstream land

We are not responsible for culverts that allow vehicle access to private land. The landholder is responsible for providing, maintaining, and replacing these culverts.