Councils to probe state of local road assets

Sealed roads, gravel roads and bridges to be the focus of report for Local Roads and Transport Congress

April 27, 2012

The peak body for councils will undertake a detailed study of local road infrastructure.

The State of the Local Road Assets Report aims to give technical underpinning to a campaign to renew Roads to Recovery funding, the Australian Local Government Association says.

"The work will focus on community service level reporting in terms of the condition and quality of local road networks, their functionality and level of utilisation," the association says.

"The initial phase of the work, based on a sample of councils, will be completed by late October with a report to be provided to the Local Roads and Transport Congress in Hobart in November 2012."

For the purposes of this work, road assets will be categorised as sealed roads, gravel roads and bridges.

The project will be undertaken by Jeff Roorda and Associates with oversight provided by a small reference group comprising representatives from each of the state and territory local government associations and the Australian Centre for Excellence in Local Government.

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