Council has an extensive road network servicing the municipality.
Currently Council has 271 kilometres of sealed road and 266
kilometres of unsealed road to maintain. As part of this road
network Council is responsible for the upkeep of 82 bridges.
As well as the road surface, Council is also responsible for
maintenance of the kerb and gutter and footpaths within the
In addition to Council's road network, the State Government through
the Department of State Growth
is responsible for the following roads within the Kingborough Municipality:
Oyster Cove Road
Ferry Road, Kettering
Bruny Island Main Road
Council undertakes ongoing maintenance to our sealed road network. However, the repairs are very much reliant on fine weather using a 'spray seal' or asphalt. If weather conditions are not conducive then Council may use FCR gravel as a temporary measure.
With regards unsealed roads, Council endeavours to provide a safe and trafficable road. In undertaking road maintenance, high priority is given to arterial roads and school bus routes. In addition, our grading program works from area to area to maintain efficiency.
In addition to grading, Council undertakes potholing of roads which provides an interim surface improvement until grading is scheduled.
Council is responsible for maintaining roadside vegetation on Council roads. This includes spraying vegetation using government approved sprays. If you wish to not have your property sprayed, you can apply to be added to Council's No Spray Register. The policy and application form, which includes details on where to submit your application, are below.
Council's annual road resealing program is a rolling program where roads are re-sealed on a regular basis depending on the type of seal, traffic volumes and other contributing factors such as maintenance activity. Re-sealing is important to prevent the ingress of moisture into the road base and to ensure the safety aspects of the road are maintained.
The work involves the application of a new aggregate or 'chip seal' in various grades depending upon the road, its slope and the traffic it may carry. Turning heads or cul-de-sacs are often treated with a new asphalt overlay which enables the surface to handle the stress of large heavy vehicles such as garbage trucks and buses.
Speed limits along our road network are set by the Department of State Growth and are generally set in accordance with the National Guidelines. In general the 50km/h default speed limit applies in towns and 90km/h speed limit outside towns unless otherwise signed.
Advisory signs such as 'curve warning' - 'concealed entrance' can not be erected by Council without the approval of the Department of State Growth. Requests for signage are researched by Department of State Growth officers and if approved the signs are provided for placement.