About Our Roads
We know we need to keep improving our roads it is a huge focus for the team – both in terms of budget and resources.
Here are 2 major points we want you to know:
1. Special Rate Variation Budget
All the funds from the 2015/16 SRV has gone to our Major Road and Infrastructure Program, which we report to IPART annually.
It delivered in excess of 350 road works projects (excluding maintenance and small surface repairs).
This is our yearly capital works budget and the SRV funds, which have been invested into our infrastructure (i.e. roads):
- 2015/16 road budget = $7.4m SRV fund $1.6m
- 2016/17 road budget = $10.8m SRV fund $3.7m (major floods)
- 2017/18 road budget = $12.6m SRV fund $5.8m
- 2018/19 road budget = $13.9m SRV fund $8.1m
- 2019/20 road budget = $18m SRV fund $8.5m(bushfires, floods & COVID)
2. Accelerated Road Reconstruction
In light of the recent storm event, We are accelerating $4m of road reconstructions in the next 4 months with an additional $1.2m for immediate maintenance and repair. Some roads we are focusing on include, for example, Finns road & Remembrance driveway.
We want people to keep using our customer portal to let us know of road issues and make requests.
Investing in Our Roads
We know that roads are the top priority for a majority of our Wollondilly residents and we know that our roads network has not been in great shape. We are now investing more money than ever to address the backlog and bring our roads up to scratch, with a record $17.9 million invested in road upgrades and renewal in the 2020/21 budget. Your rates are helping us deliver road upgrades and maintenance right across the Shire.
See all current and upcoming roadworks.
Section 138 of the Roads Act (NSW) requires that all work or activities undertaken within road reserves must have the Road Authorities consent prior to the work being undertaken.
The Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) requires that all classes of restricted access vehicles (RAV) may only be used on a public road if the operator has granted access through a notice or permit (mass or dimension authority) from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).
Wollondilly Shire Council is committed to road safety and keeping the community safe.
Wollondilly Council is seeking road name suggestions from residents, community groups and schools for the many new roads which are appearing around the Shire.
While advertising signs are not permitted within the road reserve, signs of a non-promotional nature that serve to provide information relating to the direction towards a feature may be considered.
A big focus for Council is fixing our roads. If you have a question about our road strategy and the work we are doing, submit it below. We will be answering all questions through a series of Facebook posts and eNewsletters.