Mackay Regional Council Roads Maintenance Management

In 2008 Mackay Regional Council introduced the SHEPHERD’s Unsealed Roads Maintenance Management System to provide a consistent approach to managing maintenance requests and expectations of road users who access its 915km rural road network and as a driver to improve its unsealed roads management practices.

Each year Council has continued to actively improve its maintenance management system and practices and refine its operational techniques for the delivery of unsealed road surface condition and gravel pavement services.

Today the results of their best practice approach include reducing annual road deterioration by 55% while maintaining an average gravel coverage by length of 91% across the entire rural road network and securing a 50% increase to the annual unsealed roads maintenance budget over the last three years through an effective stakeholder engagement strategy.