Maranoa Regional Council is continually working to upgrade and maintain the region’s vast transportation network. This network contains footpaths, kerb and channelling, bridges and over 6,500kms of roads. Some of the works needed to keep these facilities up to standard include:
- Re-constructing roads and footpaths
- Street sweeping
- Line marking
- Grading gravel roads
- Repairing bridges.
Council’s prime objective is to provide these services at a standard acceptable to the community in the most time efficient and cost effective manner.
Capital works are building and engineering works that create or improve an asset for the community to use. They also include constructing or installing facilities and fixtures associated with those works. Major road works that upgrade existing roads, footpaths or drainage are considered capital works by Council.
Council undertakes a variety of capital renewal and upgrade projects across the region. These projects are selected based on Council’s Strategic Asset Management Plans and funded through a combination of Local (Council), State and Federal Government funding programs.
Maintenance repairs include all other works across the region that are necessary to maintain the expected high standard of roads and infrastructure alike. Some examples of general road maintenance involve grading, patching and stabilising.
Maintenance repairs are undertaken as they are required based on availability of our maintenance teams and necessary machinery. Our maintenance teams will talk to local residents and businesses as required if their activities are likely to affect access to properties.