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Wellington Shire

Profile Performance

Sealed local road requests per 100km of sealed local roads

Number of sealed local road requests received by council per 100 kilometres of sealed local road

Wellington Shire (2018-2019)

9.65

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

22.72

All Councils (2018-2019)

45.30

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wellington Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 16.14 15.48 36.84
2016-2017 15.67 22.81 47.10
2017-2018 11.23 19.08 45.89
2018-2019 9.65 22.72 45.30

Wellington Shire Council Says...

In 2018/19, Council received a total of 147 customer action requests for local sealed roads, which is a significant decrease compared to last year. A range of factors influences the community contacting Council in relation to sealed roads, which may include impact of weather events. The reduced rainfall received across Wellington Shire in 2018/19 attributes to Council's improved sealed road maintenance performance.

Sealed local roads maintained to condition standards

Percentage of sealed local roads that are below the renewal intervention level set by council and therefore do not require renewal

Wellington Shire (2018-2019)

99.89%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

96.29%

All Councils (2018-2019)

96.48%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wellington Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 97.01% 97.26% 96.64%
2016-2017 97.01% 96.22% 96.12%
2017-2018 99.68% 95.97% 95.71%
2018-2019 99.89% 96.29% 96.48%

Wellington Shire Council Says...

Wellington Shire Council conducts inspections of local roads every three years, pursuant to the inspection frequencies within its Road Management Plan. Further to this, Council completed a seal condition inspection this financial year which included an update on the existing pavement condition. The percentage of roads below the set intervention level for the 2018/19 financial year is 99.89%, which is a slight improvement from last year. Council continued its focus on reconstruction of failed pavements in both rural and urban areas this financial year.

Cost of sealed local road reconstruction per square metre

Direct cost to council of sealed local road reconstruction per square metre reconstructed

Wellington Shire (2018-2019)

$55.97

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$53.87

All Councils (2018-2019)

$89.97

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wellington Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $33.32 $46.62 $82.05
2016-2017 $45.02 $40.43 $83.91
2017-2018 $28.93 $51.85 $84.34
2018-2019 $55.97 $53.87 $89.97

Wellington Shire Council Says...

The cost of sealed local road reconstruction has increased compared to last financial year. Council's reconstruction program has focused primarily on urban street construction in 2018/19, which resulted increased project costs compared to standard rural road reconstruction due to the use of asphalt and additional traffic management requirements. A number of our road reconstruction projects last year involved deep pavement rehabilitation which attributed to the increase in costs for particular jobs. The availability of contractors has also played a significant role in the price escalation, which is visible across other aspects of Council's capital works program.

Cost of sealed local road resealing per square metre

Direct cost to council of sealed local road resealing per square metre resealed

Wellington Shire (2018-2019)

$3.89

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$5.90

All Councils (2018-2019)

$13.24

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wellington Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $3.71 $6.70 $13.16
2016-2017 $3.09 $5.71 $11.97
2017-2018 $3.42 $6.39 $13.53
2018-2019 $3.89 $5.90 $13.24

Wellington Shire Council Says...

Wellington Shire Council continues to procure road sealing services in a cost-effective manner in 2018/19, despite the cost per square metre being slightly higher than last year. The increased cost resulted from the type of treatments completed within the 2018/19 program, as well as a change in contractor through Council's procurement process.

Community satisfaction with sealed local roads

Community satisfaction rating out of 100 with how council has performed on the condition of sealed local roads

Wellington Shire (2018-2019)

56/100

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

47/100

All Councils (2018-2019)

57/100

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wellington Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 53/100 43/100 55/100
2016-2017 56/100 43/100 54/100
2017-2018 56/100 44/100 55/100
2018-2019 56/100 47/100 57/100

Wellington Shire Council Says...

Results from the 2019 Community Satisfaction Survey showed no change in residents' satisfaction rating for Wellington Shire's sealed local roads. This is 9 points higher than the average for similar large rural councils. Council is responsible for a road network of 3,115km, where 1,523km are sealed and 1,592km unsealed.