Street, footpath, roadside & stormwater drainage

Council is responsible for cleaning maintenance services for a variety of Council assets to provide a clean, safe and attractive environment for both residents and visitors.

However, it is the landowner who is responsible for maintaining the drainage from the private property to the legal point of discharge. 

View the Street Cleaning Maintenance Management Plan

This plan divides the maintenance activities into the following categories:

  • Street sweeping/cleaning
  • Footpath sweeping/cleaning
  • Stormwater drainage cleaning

The services are scheduled to occur at set frequencies depending on need. 

Forecast improvements from the Plan include:

  • Aesthetics – areas that are well maintained
  • Safety – areas that are safe and trafficable
  • Cleanliness – areas that are kept neat and tidy, unrestricted by rubbish
  • Environmental – minimisation of rubbish and loose litter entering waterways
  • Risk – minimisation of drain blockages and localised flooding

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.