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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 Department of State Growth 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. Foresty Tasmania and Hydro maintain all roads south of Liena.

Contact details for enquiries to the Department of State Growth (Regional Office - North) are: 

Level 1 Cornwall Square Transit, 12-16 St John Street, Launceston, TAS 7250 Australia
PO Box 1186, Launceston, TAS 7250 Australia
Phone: (03) 6777 2808 Fax: (03) 6334 113 

 

Road Traffic Counts - To help Council better understand its road network traffic counters are installed at strategic locations along roads within the Meander Valley municipality. At the completion of the survey period (generally seven days) the data is downloaded into a report which can then be analysed. The reports can give a variety of information such as:

  • vehicle class type (truck, car, motorcycle)
  • speed matrix
  • number of vehicles counted in each direction of travel
  • average number of vehicles counted per day (AADT)
  • number of heavy vehicles counted.

The reports help Council to determine the number of vehicles using the section of road, what type of vehicles (the units can differentiate between cars and trucks) and their speed. This information helps with future planning and determining if there are any issues which require further investigation by Council.

Traffic Counts Overview (Sep 2016)(60 kb)

 

 

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.

  

Roadside Spraying - Commencing 26 September 2016 for approx 21 days (weather dependent)

Roadside Shoulder Spraying Program

Council introduced a roadside shoulder spraying program in September 2014. This program now covers approximately 400 kilometres of the rural road network with treatment cycles scheduled in Autumn and Spring annually. Council engages a suitably qualified and licenced contractor to undertake this works in accordance with the relevant Act, Orders and Codes of Practice. The herbicides used are Roundup and Brush-off with the mixing and application rate used in accordance with the product Label of Use.

This program will specifically target vegetation growth adjacent to the road surface for a width of approximately 1.5 metres. This program is providing the following benefits:

1.  Improving visibility of the road edge and shoulder area – aids a safer exit from the road surface if circumstances require 
2.  Improving sight lines through corners and at property entrances otherwise blinded by vegetation
3.  Improving visibility of guideposts and signs at night or in poor weather conditions
4.  Improving visibility of roadside hazards such as culvert headwalls, drains and wildlife.

Since commencement of this program there has been a significant reduction of customer enquiries related to vegetation on rural roads plus new and improved road maintenance activities have been undertaken. This program is considered an integral component of our road network management plan.

Refer below for a list of affected roads. If you have a query please contact Council on 6393 5300 

Meander

Meander Road - Highlands Lake Road to Meander township (stop at mowed area before East Meander Road)

Barbers Road - Huntsman Road to end of seal

Huntsman Road - Barbers Road to end (gravel road up near dam)

Reiffers Road - Meander Road to end of seal

Sandy Lane - Cheshunt Road to Meander Road

Cheshunt Road - Dairy Plains to Meander Road

Nuttings Road - Meander Road to end of gravel

East Meander Road - Meander Road to end of seal

Jackeys Marsh Road - East Meander Road to RA 80

Mole Creek

Mersey Hill Road - Mole Creek Road to Mole Creek Road (All - gravel and seal)

Den Road - Liena Road to end of seal (Limeworks)

Union Bridge Road - Caravan Park to Kentish Council boundary

Mayberry Road - Liena Road to caves

Liena Road - Mersey Forest Road to Walters Road (Liena Township at Mersey River)

Richardsons Road - Mole Creek Road to end of gravel

Baldocks Road - Pioneer Parade (M C township) to end of gravel

Dadsons Road - Mole Creek Road to end of gravel

Jones Street South (Chudleigh) - Caveside Road to end of gravel

Caveside Road - Mole Creek Road to Sorrell Street

Greens Road - Caveside Road to end of seal

Scotts Road - South Mole Creek Road to end of seal

South Mole Creek Road - Scotts Road to end of seal

Fernleigh Road - Pool Road to end of gravel

Pool Road - Caveside Road to Caveside Road

Western Creek

Western Creek Road - Western Creek (at gravel) to Caveside Road

Burns Road - Western Creek to end

Dairy Plains

Montana Road

Brocks Road - Montana Road to Cheshunt Road

Dairy Plains Road - Mole Creek Road to Western Creek Road

Tricketts Road - Dairy Plains Road to end of gravel

Bankton Road - Dairy Plains Road to end of seal

Weetah

Weetah Road - Bass Highway to East Parkham Road

Mitchells Road - Weetah Road to Weetah Road

Parkham

East Parkham Road - Parkham Road to end of seal

Parkham Road - Bass Highway to end of seal

Davies Road - Parkham Road to end of gravel

Campbells Road - East Parkham Road to end of gravel

Maloneys Road - Parkham Road to end of gravel

Bradys Plains Road - Parkham Road onto gravel (finish at timbered bush area)

Aylett G Road - Bradys Plains Road to end of gravel

The Avenue Road - Bass Highway to Parkham Rd

Bradys Creek Road - The Avenue Road to fence/gate

Shaws Road - The Avenue Road to end gravel

Dunorlan

Dunorlan Road - Bengeo Road to Railton Road

Bengeo Road - Mole Creek Road to Bass Highway

Brooklyn Road - Dunorlan Road to end

Railton Road - Kimberley township (Kentish Council Boundary) to Bass Highway

Gannons Hill Road - Railton Road to Bass Highway

Lemana Road - Mole Creek Road to Bengeo Road

Cox's Road - Bengeo Road to end of gravel

Cassidys Road - Mole Creek Road to end of gravel

Green Hills Road - Mole Creek Road to end of gravel

Weegena Road - Dunorlan Road to Kimberley township

Dynans Bridge Road - Weegena Road to bridge (Kentish Council boundary)

Reedy Marsh

River Road - West Parade to John's Road

Porters Bridge Road - Meander Valley Road to bridge (Meander River)

Quamby Brook

Quamby Brook Road - Deloraine (East Barrack St) to Bogan Road

Dunhams Road - Quamby Brook Road to end seal

Davis' Road - Quamby Brook Road to end of seal

Bogan Road - Osmaston Road to end of seal

Golden Valley Road - Bogan Road to Highland Lakes Road

Exton Road - Quamby Brook Road to Meander Valley Road

Cluan Road - Osmaston Road to Bracknell Road

Osmaston Road - Mary Street to Quamby Brook Road

Bracknell area back through to Westbury

Bishopsbourne Road - Meander Valley Road to Northern Midlands Council Boundary

Oaks Road - Meander Valley Road to Bracknell township

Pitts Lane - Oaks Road to Liffey River (Northern Midlands Council boundary)

Pearns Lane - Oaks Road to end of gravel

Heazlewoods Lane - Meander Valley Road to Whitmore Road

Whitemore Road - Meander Valley Road to Oaks Road

Hagley Station Lane

Hoggs Lane

Blackhills Road

Glenore Road

Adelphi Road

Bracknell Road

Gulf Rd – Northern Midlands Council boundary (Liffey River) to end of gravel

Bluff Road (off Gulf Road)

Westwood, Selbourne, Hagley, Birralee area

Deviation Road (Meander Valley Road - Meander Valley Road)

Westwood Road

Bridgenorth Road - to West Tamar Council boundary

Eccelstone Road - to West Tamar Council boundary

Roseburn Road

Foursprings Road

Selbourne Road

Priestleys Lane - Birralee Road to end of seal

Emu Plains Road

Bevridges Lane

Scotts Lane

Black Lane - Westwood Road to Emu Plains Road

Travellers Rest

Pateena Road - Meander Valley Road to Northern Midlands Council boundary

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