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Report a Pothole


To report a pothole on a road that is classified as Regional or Local, contact: 

Wingecarribee Shire Council

Telephone: (02) 4868-0888

Email: mail@wsc.nsw.gov.au


To report a pothole on a road that is classified as State, contact:

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Transport Management Centre

Telephone: 131-700 


For information about road classes in the Wingecarribee Shire, see the sections below.



Road Classes 


The road network is made up of State, Regional and Local Roads. Council is responsible for maintaining Regional and Local Roads. The table below shows type of roads and total length within the shire.


Road Class Sealed (km) Unsealed (km)Total Length (km)

State

46.6

0

46.6

Regional

111.4

38.6

150.0

Local

709.1

284.7

993.8

Total 867.1 323.31,190.4



Roads & Authorities 


ClassAuthority & FundingRoads in Shire
StateRoads & Maritime Services
(RMS)

Council has no determining
role in what work is done or
its funding.

  • Hume Highway and F5 (National Highway)
  • Illawarra Highway
  • Moss Vale/Bowral/Mittagong Roads
  • Old Hume Highway (from Mittagong to Aylmerton interchange)
  • Nowra Road (from Shire boundary to Sheepwash Road)
  • Kangaloon Road (from Sheepwash Road to Moss Vale Road)
  • Sheepwash Road

RegionalWingecarribee Shire Council

Funded by annual block
grant from the RMS for
maintenance and rehabilitation
works determined by council.
The Repair Program provides
50% funding for specific
rehabilitation or enhancement
works. 
  • Wombeyan Caves Road
  • Jamberoo Road
  • Berrima Road/Taylor Avenue/ Medway Road to the Freeway
  • Sutton Forest/Bundanoon Road
  • Old Hume Highwa, Berrima (from Taylors Avenue to Freeway
  • Wilson Drive/Church Avenue
  • Penrose Road
  • Station & Funston Streets, Bowral
LocalWingecarribee Shire Council

Funded by Council funds,
grant funds applied to Local
Roads and include the road component of the Financial Assistance Grants and
Roads to Recovery Program
  • Local roads providing access to property and movement within towns and districts
  • Footpaths, kerb, guttering and sealed shoulders with urban areas on State and Regional Roads


The Operations Division of Council looks after the roads, from pothole patching and resealing to new construction and reconstruction.


The maintenance of unformed roads is the responsibility of the landowners who use the road for access.



Funding for Roads


Funding for roads varies with regard to the class of road, allocation method (distribution formula, accident record etc.,), and the type of work required (specific construction, routine maintenance, untied).

Grant Funding

Repair Program for Regional Roads - State Government program

  • Provided for specific rehabilitation or enhancement projects
  • Provided on a 50:50 RMS:Council basis
  • Distributed to RMS regions in accordance with Block Grant formula
  • Funds are distributed within the region by the RMS/Council's Consultative Committee, proposals are presented by Council and a program agreed.


Financial Assistance Grants (Road Component)

  • This is a Federal Government grant - untied
  • Funds are distributed by the Grants Commission using a formula which considers road length by surface type, regional zone, climatic zone, availability of materials, population, Council revenue
  • At Council the Financial Assistance Grant (roads) is applied fully to roads as non-specific income


Black Spot Program

  • This is a Federal Government grant from the Federal Office of Road Safety
  • Grants are provided for specific projects
  • Funds are distributed by consideration of the frequency of "injury" accidents and benefit/cost ratio
  • Applications to FORS are co-ordinated in NSW by the RMS


Roads to Recovery (R2R)

  • This is a Federal Government Program
  • The first program ran in 2000/01 to 2004/05, a second program from 2005/06 to 2008/09 and a third from 2009/10 to 2013/14 - Council to receive $788,741 per annum
  • Funds distributed in accordance with the Financial Assistance Grants
  • Council nominates projects based on the Roads to Recovery criteria


Other - Section 94 Contributions

  • Collected from development works
  • Caters for growth in traffic due to development
  • Applies to specific projects identified in the Section 94 plan for area 

Last Updated: August 20th, 2015
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