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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 (2019-2020)

11.12

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

33.02

All Councils (2019-2020)

53.93

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wellington Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 15.67 22.81 47.10
2017-2018 11.23 19.08 45.89
2018-2019 9.65 22.72 45.30
2019-2020 11.12 33.02 53.93

Wellington Shire Council Says...

In 2019/20, Wellington Shire Council received a total of 170 customer action requests for local sealed roads, which is a significant increase 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 and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Wellington Shire has received an increased rainfall in 2019/20 which could have attributed to an increase in customer requests.

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 (2019-2020)

99.97%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

96.83%

All Councils (2019-2020)

96.43%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wellington Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 97.01% 96.22% 96.12%
2017-2018 99.68% 95.97% 95.71%
2018-2019 99.89% 96.29% 96.48%
2019-2020 99.97% 96.83% 96.43%

Wellington Shire Council Says...

Wellington Shire Council conducts condition inspections on its local road network every three years, pursuant to the inspection frequencies within its Road Management Plan. The percentage of roads below the set intervention level for the 2018/19 financial year is 99.97%, which is a slight improvement on last year. Council continues to focus on reconstruction of failed pavements, both rural and urban, through both capital expenditure and general maintenance. This has greatly improved the overall condition of Council's local sealed road network, with only very minor sections of road being identified as below intervention level.

Cost of sealed local road reconstruction per square metre

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

Wellington Shire (2019-2020)

$59.74

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

$61.01

All Councils (2019-2020)

$97.16

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wellington Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 $45.02 $40.43 $83.91
2017-2018 $28.93 $51.85 $84.34
2018-2019 $55.97 $53.87 $89.97
2019-2020 $59.74 $61.01 $97.16

Wellington Shire Council Says...

The cost of sealed local road reconstruction has increased slightly compared to last financial year. Council undertook a number of urban streets reconstruction projects in 2019/20 as part of its capital works program. The cost of urban street reconstruction is increased compared to standard rural road reconstruction due to the use of asphalt, increased contract specifications for pavement and other drainage infrastructure, and additional traffic management requirements. Contractor availability also plays a significant role in project costs, particularly for regional areas and towns with no locally available road construction contractors. Urban road pavements reconstructed in the 2019/20 financial year include Markey Street in Sale and Bruce Street in Yarram.

Cost of sealed local road resealing per square metre

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

Wellington Shire (2019-2020)

$4.22

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

$7.74

All Councils (2019-2020)

$13.45

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wellington Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 $3.09 $5.71 $11.97
2017-2018 $3.42 $6.39 $13.53
2018-2019 $3.89 $5.90 $13.24
2019-2020 $4.22 $7.74 $13.45

Wellington Shire Council Says...

Wellington Shire Council continues to procure road sealing services in a cost-effective manner in 2019/20, despite the cost per square metre being slightly higher than the previous years. The increased cost has resulted from a smaller resealing program compared to the 2018/19 financial year, as well as the type of treatments completed within the 2019/20 program.

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 (2019-2020)

59/100

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

47/100

All Councils (2019-2020)

56/100

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wellington Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 56/100 43/100 54/100
2017-2018 56/100 44/100 55/100
2018-2019 56/100 47/100 57/100
2019-2020 59/100 47/100 56/100

Wellington Shire Council Says...

Results from the 2020 Community Satisfaction Survey shows a noticeable increase in residents' satisfaction rating for Wellington Shire's sealed local roads. The result is 12 points higher than the average for similar large rural councils. The increased satisfaction could be attributed towards an increased focus on condition of local urban streets. Wellington Shire Council is responsible for a road network of 3,114km, where 1,529km are sealed and 1,585km are unsealed.