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Road and Street Maintenance

Around 3,564km of roads are situated within Southern Grampians Shire and it is a huge challenge each year to maintain, repair and restore them. We place a high priority on road maintenance and each year we allocate millions of dollars to the roads budget.

The roads within the Shire are divided into two main categories - arterial roads (603km), which are managed by VicRoads and municipal roads (2818km), which are managed by Council.

Council has a contract with VicRoads to perform road maintenance tasks on some of the arterial road network (Main Roads).

There are processes in place to help guide decisions about maintenance, construction and management of the arterial road network and the municipal road network.

Municipal or local roads

Council is the responsible authority for approximately 1,573km of sealed rural roads, 1,085km of rural unsealed roads, and 160km of sealed and unsealed urban or town roads.

Arterial roads

VicRoads is the authority responsible for managing the arterial road network within Southern Grampians Shire, which includes all roads classified as "highways" and "main roads".

These roads are:

  • Dartmoor Hamilton Road (commonly called Digby Road)
  • Hamilton Port Fairy Road (commonly called Port Fairy Road)
  • Maroona Glenthompson Road
  • Penshurst Warrnambool Road
  • Coleraine Balmoral Road
  • Coleraine Edenhope Road
  • Coleraine Merino Road (commonly called Portland Road)
  • Dunkeld Cavendish Road
  • Harrow Balmoral Road
  • Macarthur Penshurst Road
  • Natimuk Hamilton Road
  • Penshurst Dunkeld Road
  • Condah Coleraine Road (commonly called Condah Road or Portland Road)
  • Victoria Valley Road
  • Grampians Tourist Road (commonly called Vic Valley Road)
  • Glenelg Highway
  • Henty Highway
  • Hamilton Highway

Southern Grampians Shire Road Register

Council maintains asset registers of roads, roadways, pathways, road infrastructure or road related infrastructure for which Council is the responsible road authority. Under the requirements of the Road Management Act 2004, Council must publish a register of public roads of which it is the coordinating road authority.

The register of public roads published by the Southern Grampians Shire Council only contains the names of public roads that are under the care and maintenance of the Shire. Freeways or arterial roads which are the responsibility of VicRoads are not be listed in Council's register.

The road register is not a list of all the roads Council owns. It is a list of the all the roads Council will manage in accordance with the Road Management Plan.

To access the Southern Grampians Shire Road Register click here.

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