Roads

Loddon Shire Council is the responsible road authority for the Local Road Network within the Shire.

Road management plan and road asset management plan

Loddon Shire has adopted a Road Management Plan and a Road Asset Management Plan which set out reasonable standards in relation to how Council will fulfill its responsibilities in respect to maintenance and renewal of its public roads and associated road-related assets.

The Road Management Plan and Road Asset Management Plan have been developed to address requirements of the State Government’s Road Management Act 2004 (the ‘Act’).

The Road Management Plan (RMP) primarily identifies how Council will routinely inspect and maintain its road network.  This plan provides technical information relating to how various defects or hazards identified through the local road network will be addressed, including the expected timeframe between the identification and reporting of a hazards and when such hazards/defects will be fixed.

The Road Asset management Plan (RAMP) looks at the long term financial and operational management of the local road network inclusive of maintenance, renewal or upgrade works.  The RAMP sets out various strategies regarding the levels of service (e.g. surface type or width) to be provided by the local road network and eligibility of roads for either renewal or upgrade.   

Both plans provide a framework for relevant standards and policy in relation to Council’s road management responsibilities.

They provide a technical guide of how Council plans to manage the road network, within existing budgetary constraints, ensuring the community is provided with a road system that returns optimum economic benefit to the rate payer while recognising and addressing social, safety, environmental and transport network concerns.

 

Working on rural roadsides

Different permits from Loddon Shire Council may be required for activities on a roadside. See Pocket guideline to working on rural roadsides.(PDF, 256KB)

 

Register of public roads

The Road Management Act requires that a road authority, such as Loddon Shire Council, keep a Register of Public Roads(PDF, 373KB) showing the roads for which it is the responsible road authority.

Council and other authorities responsible for roads within the municipality, (e.g. VicRoads) will have separate registers. Loddon Shire’s register details only those roads for which Council has responsibilities.

Generally, a person searching Council’s Register of Public Roads can establish if a particular road is included and thereby conclude that Council is the initial point of contact for road related enquiries.

Roads in Loddon Shire that Council is not responsible for typically include "main" roads and tracks through Crown Land. These are managed by other road authorities such as VicRoads, and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).

You can also view the Register of Public Roads at Council's Wedderburn office, 41 High Street, Wedderburn.

 

Whose road? - VicRoads or Council

Council is responsible for the majority of the roads within the Shire boundaries. These are known as "local" roads and are listed on Council's Road Register. The following is a list of roads that are the responsibility of VicRoads:

  • Calder Highway
  • Loddon Valley Highway
  • Wimmera Highway
  • Bendigo Maryborough Rd
  • Bendigo Pyramid Rd
  • Boort Charlton Rd 
  • Boort Kerang Rd
  • Boort Mitiamo Rd
  • Boort Pyramid Rd
  • Boort Wedderburn Rd
  • Boort Wycheproof Rd
  • Bridgewater Dunolly Rd
  • Bridgewater Maldon Rd
  • Bridgewater Serpentine Rd
  • Dunolly Eddington Rd
  • Echuca Mitiamo Rd
  • Leitchville Pyramid Rd
  • Logan Wedderburn Rd
  • Prairie Rochester Rd

VicRoads can be contacted on 13 1170.

 

Reporting road maintenance issues

When you report a road maintenance issue you will need to tell us:

  • the exact location (road name, nearest intersection and locality) and nature of the issue
  • the extent of the issue i.e.: size of tree or length of road affected
  • anything else you feel is relevant to the issue
  • your name
  • your contact details

Please go to Report an issue, or if the matter is urgent, contact Council on (03) 5494 1200

Repair works are prioritised as per the Road Management Plan.

 

 

Maps

Loddon Shire Road and Township Directory