Scheduled maintenance is undertaken for roads under Shire control. Public notification of any maintenance issues or hazards is welcomed. Main Roads WA maintains Great Eastern Highway and Toodyay Road within the Shire boundaries.
There are approximately 60kms of gravel roads within the Shire's road network which are graded on a request only basis. Selected gravels roads are sealed each year on a priority basis. To request a road to be graded, please contact Infrastructure Services.
Sealed Roads – Maintenance
Sweeping A formal Road Sweeping Program is in place to improve road safety and appearance by removing possible hazards such as gumnuts, sand and gravel washed onto the road. It also reduces the number of blockages in the stormwater drainage system. To request a road to be swept contact Infrastructure Services.
Potholes and Edge breaks We encourage the public to report potholes and edge breaks which will be repaired on timely basis.
Reconstruction and Resurfacing
Road reconstruction and resurfacing programs are developed from road condition surveys and prioritised on a needs basis to reflect current budgets. Residents are notified by letter prior to any reconstruction and/or resurfacing works commencing. For a full list of roads on these programs, please contact Infrastructure Services.
The Shire is responsible for the installation and maintenance of street, no through road, local traffic only and directional signage. For more information refer to Directional Sign Guidelines or complete a Direction Sign Application Form. To report a damaged sign contact Infrastructure Services.
Main Roads Western Australia (MRWA) is responsible for the installation and maintenance of Regulatory, Warning and Guide signs (including signs at traffic signals, highway directional signs and roundabouts). As a general rule all signs with yellow posts are MRWA responsibility.
The installation and maintenance of all line marking, including double white lines, separation (single white) lines, lane lines, merging lines, painted median islands, stop lines, give way lines and road edge marking.
If you have a request for a new sign including MRWA signs please contact Infrastructure Services. To report damage to MRWA signs or pavement markings, please phone 13 81 38.
The Shire is responsible for the cost of new street lights and the running costs of existing street lights. Lights are provided by Western Power. If you are aware of any safety, vandalism or maintenance problems for street lighting please contact Western Power on 13 13 51.