Roads in Wingecarribee

The road network within the Wingecarribee Shire is made up of state, regional and local roads. Council is responsible for maintaining regional and local 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.

To report damage or a road hazard, please phone Council on (02) 4868 0888 (24/7) or notify us online.

Please see the tables below listing the road types and total length of each type within our Shire and the funding sources and responsible authorities for the area's state, regional and local roads.

Road Classes

The table below shows type of roads and total length within our 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 867.1 323.3 1,190.4

Roads & Authorities

Class   Authority and Funding  Roads in Our Shire

Transport for NSW


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

  • Hume Highway and F5 (National Highway)
  • Illawarra Highway
  • Moss Vale Road, Bowral Road, Mittagong Road
  • Old Hume Highway (from Mittagong to Aylmerton Interchange)
  • Nowra Road (from Shire boundary to Sheepwash Road to Moss Vale Road)
  • Sheepwash Road

Wingecarribee Shire Council

Funded by annual block grants from the RMS for maintenance and rehabilitation works determined by council. The repair program includes 50% funding for specific rehabilitation or enhancement works.

  • Wombeyan Caves Road
  • Jamberoo Road
  • Berrima Road, Taylor Avenue, and Medway Road to the freeway
  • Sutton Forest, Bundanoon Road
  • Old Hume Highway, Berrima (from Taylors Avenue to freeway)
  • Wilson Drive, Church Avenue
  • Penrose Road
  • Station and Funston Streets, Bowral

Wingecarribee Shire Council

Funded by council funds, including from the road component of the Financial Assistance Grants and the Roads to Recovery Program.

  • Local roads that provide access to properties and movement within towns and districts
  • Footpaths, kerb, guttering and sealed shoulders with urban areas on state and regional roads
Current and Ongoing works


Image of Wingecarribee Shire Council Road Crew fixing pot holes

Due to the unprecedented weather events, to which Wingecarribee has had 13 Natural disaster declarations in the past 5 years, the equal highest in the state, there is a large amount of current and ongoing repairs to our road network.

We are focused on disaster preparedness and resilience and are engaged in exploring new models for infrastructure and betterment of roads with Reconstruction NSW.

These works include;

  • Over $4.5m will be invested into the Retford Farm Detention Basin to reduce the impacts of flooding.
  • $52m proposed for capital over the next four years.
  • $33m proposed for maintenance over the next four years.

Our crews are actively out repairing our roads, however, we have a large area to cover, with a footprint of 2,668 m2 that’s 35 Sydney LGAs.  Did you know that if you joined all the roads in the Wingecarribee Shire together, end to end, it would stretch all the way from Moss Vale to Gympie, Queensland 4570. 

Council uses a temporary fix using a cold mix as well as other methods to address and provide an immediate solution as quickly as possible.

All temporary repairs are tracked for future capital planning a more permanent solution.

Highway potholes are carried out by Transport NSW and we are actively engaged with them regularly.

While we continue to work on addressing the potholes across the shire, we ask that you please drive to the current conditions for your safety and the safety of others and avoid damage to your vehicle.

Report a pothole

To report a pothole on a road that is classified as a regional or local road:

Request a Service 

Report potholes or other road surface issues on state roads

To report a pothole on a road that is classified as a state road, contact Transport for NSW.

Phone: 131 700

Submit your feedback online: Transport for NSW

Funding for roads

State and Federal grant funding sources to assist local councils in the management of their road infrastructure include the following:

  • Transport for NSW Block Grant: assists councils in the management of works on regional roads and works directly relating to traffic facilities on regional roads and local roads.
  • Transport for NSW Repair Program: 50/50 tied funding to assist councils in the management of their regional road infrastructure.
  • Department of Infrastructure - Roads to Recovery: assists councils in the management of their local and regional road infrastructure.
  • Black Spot Program: a road safety program run by the Australian Government to fix dangerous roads by treating road locations where a large number of motor vehicle accidents have occurred.
Section 94 contributions

Funding is also collected from development works within the Local Government Area (LGA).

  • Caters for growth in traffic due to development
  • Applies to specific projects identified in the Section 94 plan for an area 
Asbestos and roads

Council's Asbestos Management Policy provides extensive information relating to New South Wales legislation, the development assessment process, and responsibilities for the management, transportation and disposal of asbestos waste.

Asbestos Management Policy

Road test results

In 2012, Wingecarribee Shire Council was notified of the possibility of asbestos within the unsealed road surfaces of several roads in the Robertson area.

Council takes any such notification seriously and immediately undertook testing and notified property owners.

Council also notified the appropriate authorities which include the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Department of Health and WorkCover NSW.

Upon further investigation a decision was made to check other roads within the Shire which could potentially have an asbestos contamination.

To discuss this matter further, please contact Council on (02) 4868 0888 or by email at

Unformed roads in the Shire

There are a large number of unformed roads across the Wingecarribee Shire. 

For information about Council's responsibilities regarding unformed roads, please see the fact sheet and policy documents below.