Whitsunday Regional Council maintains approximately 555km of sealed roads and 1,227km of unsealed roads, all in varying age and condition. The network includes the townships of Airlie Beach, Cannonvale, Proserpine, Bowen and Collinsville and their adjacent localities.
Council engaged SHEPHERD to inspect and provide raw condition data on its Sealed and Unsealed Road Network in accordance with standard asset management protocols. The objective of the project was to gauge current condition assessments for comparison against existing data and collect an updated imagery catalogue of Council’s road network.
Using our own RACAS (Road Asset Condition Assessment System) technology, SHEPHERD inspected Council’s sealed and unsealed road network during January and February 2019. Major culverts were also logged as Points of Interest and visual condition assessments were made on concrete floodways.
RACAS captures high definition images, GPS and roughness data to electronically produce a condition rating of the road. This data was then assessed and modelled to produce accurate renewal programs and budgets to assist Council with asset reporting, development of works programs and disaster response reporting.