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Council is committed to providing safe and practical road solutions for Leeton Shire businesses, residents and visiting road users.
Maintaining and upgrading Council’s 900km of road network is the most expensive activity undertaken by Council.
We have a Roads Asset Management Plan to guide where resources are applied. Please click here to view a copy of this Plan.
Each year Council determines what roads will be specifically maintained or upgraded in the Annual Operating Plan. Click here to view a copy.
Leeton Shire Council maintains 495km of unsealed roads which can become potholed and corrugated over time. This deterioration is due to traffic movements and weather conditions, both wet and dry. Maintenance grading is a year round requirement.
Road conditions are assessed according to their safety and driveability. If they are found to be unsafe for drivers, they are scheduled for maintenance. Unsealed road maintenance is performed by grading, watering and compacting the road to bring it up to safe driving standards. Leeton Shire Council also undertakes approximately 16km of gravel re-sheeting per annum. There is 90km of roads that receive little to no maintenance. This is because they are a dry weather only or paper road (or unformed ‘track’).
Leeton Shire Council maintains 115km of urban sealed roads and 290km of rural sealed roads.
Many of the roads have been constructed for quite some time and were not built to service modern day machinery and vehicles. Consequently sealed surfaces are susceptible to potholing and deformation. Leeton Shire Council regularly inspects these roads for problems, which are repaired as soon as practicable. Sealed surfaces become brittle and require resealing on a regular basis to ensure the gravel pavements underneath are protected from the intrusion of moisture.
Annually Leeton Shire Council reseals approximately 12km of bitumen roads.
Council also maintains 60km of Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) roads through a contract arrangement with Roads and Maritime Services is also serviced by Council.
drainage, line-marking, signage, guideposts, potholes, vegetation control, kerb and gutter repair, street-sweeping, shoulder and footpath maintenance.
To report a concern in relation to a road/s within the Leeton Shire road network please click here
Leeton Shire Council is responsible for managing and maintaining the majority of roadside and township drains, except declared main roads which are looked after by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), and Murrumbidgee Irrigation (MI) owned drains.
Council is generally responsible for road and stormwater drainage issues. The following are the property owner’s responsibility:
drainage pipes or culverts at property entrances, roof/property drainage to a legal point of discharge
Keeping driveway culverts clear is also the property owner’s responsibility, however they are checked during Council’s routine maintenance.
Council manages and maintains storm water drains and drainage pits in the Shire’s urban areas. These drains must be clear of all debris to protect the community during heavy rainfall and help keep our river system healthy.
Major open drains are sprayed for weeds as required.
You can help maintain these drains by:
washing your car on the lawn
preventing leaves and debris (e.g. lawn clippings) from entering the storm water drainage system
reporting any blockages or potential blockages to Council
If you are aware of any significant drainage issues, please report a concern by clicking here
Leeton Shire Council has a Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP), which provides a strategic approach to the installation of pathways and ramps to assist pedestrian, mobility aid users and cyclists to access community facilities safely and encouraging a healthy lifestyle.
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and Leeton Shire Council provide funding annually on a 50:50 basis for shared pathway projects. All other footpaths are funded solely by Council.
Council has standards for maintaining footpath as set out in its Footpaths Asset Management Plan. Under this plan, footpaths around Leeton Shire are inspected regularly and repaired where necessary.
We have a Footpath and Shared Cycleway Asset Management Plan to guide where resources are applied. Please click here to view a copy of this Plan.
Each year Council determines what footpaths will be specifically maintained or upgraded in the Annual Operating Plan. Click here to view a copy.
If you see a footpath in need of repair, please lodge a service request by contacting Council on (02) 6953 0911 or report a concern by clicking here
Ranger: 0417 259 422
Parks: 0428 970 143
Roads: 0407 468 214
Water/Sewerage: 0428 268 679