Golden Plains Shire Council manages, in accordance with its Road Management Plan, the roads for which it has responsibility under the Road Management Act 2004. At its meeting on 27 July 2021, Council adopted its Road Management Plan 2021-2025.
At its meeting on 27 July 2021, Council adopted its Road Management Plan 2021-2025.
The Road Management Plan 2021-2025 (the Plan) is a key technical document that sets clear standards and Council’s commitment to managing local roads. The Plan identifies responsibilities, maintenance standards and inspection regimes for all road assets within Council’s control.
The purpose of a Municipal Road Management Plan is to establish a system for Council’s road management functions, which is based on policy, operational objectives and available resources and to set a performance standard. All Victorian councils are required to have a Municipal Road Management Plan.
As required by the Road Management (General) Regulations 2016, Council’s existing Road Management Plan was reviewed earlier this year, following the appointment of the new Council in November 2020. The comprehensive internal review of the Plan included input from external consultants, and proposed amendments to the hazard identification and intervention response for road asset infrastructure. Data from Council’s CRMS system, inspections, maintenance and repair programs informed the proposed changes in inspection regimes and intervention levels. The Plan was also simplified to Plain English and formatted to comply with modern asset management practices.
The Draft Road Management Plan 2021-2025 including these amendments was on public exhibition for community feedback from 26 May to 7 June 2021, with residents able to make a submission online, by email or in writing. During this period, one submission was received referring to maintenance of a specific road. With no submissions seeking amendments to the Draft Plan, Council adopted the Road Management Plan 2021-2025 without further changes.
What Happens Next
The Road Management Plan 2021-2025 is available at Council’s Customer Service Centres; 2 Pope Street, Bannockburn, and 19 Heales Street, Smythesdale, and on Council’s website here.
Tuesday 25 May, 2021
Council endorses Draft Plan for public exhibition
Wednesday 26 May, 2021
Public submissions open
Monday 7 June, 2021
Public submissions close
Council to review submissions
Tuesday 27 July, 2021
Council to adopt final Plan