RACAS Whitsunday Regional Council Road Inspection and Condition Assessment

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.

RACAS Longreach Regional Council Road Condition Survey

In a joint initiative of the Queensland Government and Longreach Regional Council, the region’s road network has been electronically surveyed and assessed to accurately inform road renewal programs, and ultimately deliver safer roads.

Longreach Regional Council engaged SHEPHERD to survey and assess the current condition of the region’s 2,750 kilometre road network. Using their own RACAS (Road Asset Condition Assessment System) technology, SHEPHERD inspected both sealed and unsealed roads from February to April 2018.

The vehicle mounted RACAS captures high definition images, GPS and roughness data to electronically produce a condition rating of the road. This data is then assessed and modelled to produce accurate renewal programs and budgets to assist Council build its Five Year Works Program.