Strengthened Infrastructure

Community Outcomes

  • A community with well constructed, maintained and managed public infrastructure including water and sewer infrastructure, public buildings and facilities, plant and equipment.
  • A community serviced by a safe, reliable and efficient transport network.
  • A community with quality green spaces that encourage people to be active and involved in their natural surrounds.

Capital Works Program 

Council has determined a capital expenditure program that is based on the current Community Strategic Plan and Council’s Delivery Program.

The capital expenditure program adopted by Council for 2016/17 totals $9.1 million which includes $8 million of renewal works. View the Capital Works Program 2017/17 (revised) and 2015/16 Water & Sewer Infrastructure Renewal Program.

Gilgandra Shire Active Transport Strategy

Following community consultation, Council has adopted an Active Transport Strategy (Pedestrian Access Mobility Plan and Bike Plan).  Projects identified in the Plan will be prioritised and funded in line with allowances made in the LongTerm Financial Plan and future budgets.

Local Roads and Bridges

All rural and urban roads which Council manages have been categorised by their present function and purpose as a transport link. The local road network has been dissected into seven categories, which will be taken into account in all decision making on maintenance, renewal and upgrade works on local roads.

RS:  Regionally Significant Roads
PT: Primary Through Roads
ST: Secondary Through Roads
PN: Primary Non Through Roads
SN: Secondary Non Through Roads
LR: Large Residential Roads
RL: Rear Lanes


A diagram explaining the Local and Rural Road Classifications (167kb)

A list of local roads by Roads Hierarchy category (128kb)

The 2016/17 Local Road Renewal Program (105kb)

The Local Roads Heirarchy Plan (1Mb)

Works Program and Safety/Defect Inspections

Regular inspections of the local road network are carried out by Council to determine current road condition and associated maintenance and renewal requirements. The frequency of road inspections and the levels and timing of programmed maintenance and renewal are influenced directly by the road hierarchy.

These inspections are conducted by a trained inspection officer and are aimed at identifying:

•    Defects that exceed predetermined intervention levels
•    Reductions in service level below the minimum accepted for that component of road
•    Unacceptable safety risks to road users
•    Annual local road resealing and resheeting programs

Assessment of road condition is based on the following condition rankings:

Condition Rating 


Explanation of Condition

1 Very Good Only planned maintenance required
2 Good Minor maintenance required plus planned maintenance
3 Fair Significant maintenance required
4 Poor Physically unsound and/or beyond rehabilitation
5 Very Poor Significant renewal/rehabilitation required

Rural Road Segment Markers

Road segment markers have been established on all rural roads at 2km intervals. They are an integral part of Council’s asset management system. The purpose of the markers is to enable Council to register, monitor and record all works.

Residents may if they wish provide the relevant segment marker details when lodging a customer request about an issue related to roads.