Roads and Bridges
Roads and Bridges - Most of the regularly used road network throughout the Council area is managed and maintained by Council. Council maintains the road pavement, kerb and channel and footpaths within its townships, and open drains in rural areas. Roadside grass in the rural areas is periodically slashed by Council. In village areas Council relies upon residents maintaining their own nature strip. Council is responsible for maintaining all bridges within its own road network; this includes over 200 structures. Council also provides and maintains road name signs and some tourism direction signs.
Note: The State Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (DIER) manages and maintains the following main state roads and bridges within the Meander Valley municipality: Bass Highway, Meander Valley Road, Birralee Road, Highland Lakes Road, Mole Creek Road and Liena Road up to Mersey Forest Road. Enquiries to DIER can be made on 6336 2111. Foresty and Hydro maintain roads south of Liena.
Working in the Road Reserve - The area outside your property is part of the road reserve and before carrying out any works within the road reserve you must obtain permission from the Council. This relates to activities such as putting in stormwater outlets, modifying driveways, planting trees or storing materials. Council has an obligation to ensure that any work within the road reservation is to an appropriate standard and that safety hazards are not created by works or storage of materials within the road reserve.
Urban Street and Rural Road Numbering - Council allocates urban street numbers and also numbers associated with the distance-based rural road addressing system. It is your responsibility to display the house or property number on the letter box or adjacent to the property gateway so it is clearly visible from the roadway for the purposes of emergency services and postal deliveries.