Road Management Plan 2017

Get all your questions answered about the draft Road Management Plan 2017!

Council has reviewed the current Road Management Plan to ensure the standards and priorities given to road inspections, maintenance and repair are efficient and appropriate for use by the community. As a result of the review, Council has developed the draft Road Management Plan 2017 which is now available to be viewed and commented on.

Take a look at the Road Management Plan 2017 and ask any questions you might have to better understand the Plan. You can also post any comments which will be considered. Your questions and comments will be responded to by Hannah from Council.

A submission process is also available for you to provide any formal feedback to be considered as part of the legislative requirement of reviewing this Plan. For more information visit the Council website.

Click on the image below to view the draft Road Management Plan 2017.

Summary of draft Road Management Plan 2017

The Road Management Plan outlines the principles, methods and systems used in managing Darebin’s road network.

The plan:
• details the road management function under the control of Council
• sets the relevant standards of how Council carries out road management functions
• sets the standards based on policy and operation objectives within the resources available
• ensures the provision of a safe and efficient road network for users and the community
• minimises road safety hazards and disruption to traffic
• supports the use of different modes of transport to minimise the cost to the community

The Plan does not apply to arterial roads. VicRoads has the responsibility of these roads.

There are 23 sections included in the draft Road Management Plan 2017:

Sections 1-6
Provide an overview of the plan in relation to the objectives Council sets out to achieve with the plan and its purpose. Definitions of the terms used within the document are included as defined in the Road Management Act.

Section 7
Classifies Council road assets in a hierarchical system based on traffic volumes. Definitions are provided for each category that is referred to in the Plan.

Section 8
Outlines Council’s operational responsibility for public roads such as local and arterial roads, and public transport assets such as train, tram and bus stop assets. There is also information on vehicle crossings, drainage assets such as drains, pits and kerb and channel. Unmade roads, unmade Rights of Way (ROW), shared paths and car parks are also included in this section with Council’s responsibilities of these defined.

Section 9
Covers exceptional circumstances, detailing what occurs in the event of natural disasters or other instances beyond Council’s control.

Section 10
Explains the level of service that Council is capable of providing with consideration to available resources and the provision of other Council services.

Section 11
Elaborates on the proactive maintenance system in operation and outlines the provision of temporary and permanent repairs for defects found during inspections.

Section 12
Covers the reactive maintenance system in operation including customer service requests and data recording. A diagram of the process is provided to demonstrate the chain of events that occurs for customer service requests.

Section 13
Outlines the repair of damaged Council assets and the associated expectations. The responsible parties for the damage and the expected level of repair are further explained.

Section 14
Considers risk assessment, regular inspections and the consequences of asset failure. It refers to the Defect and Safety Inspection Manual for details of further analysis.

Section 15
Refers to the Road Geometry and Drainage Design Guidelines for the standards of the construction, expansion, upgrading, renewal and refurbishment of new roads and pathways.

Section 16
Outlines the standards of maintenance for existing roads and pathways with respect to the schedule of inspections, the priority to be given to intervention action and exceptional circumstances.

Section 17
Explains financial resources available to Council and the effect it has on the level of service that Council is capable of providing.

Sections 18-21
Cover safety at work sites and Council’s duty to inform the responsible service provider of any non-road infrastructure that appears to be unsafe or in need of repair. Performance management and the review of the plan are also included.

Section 22
Lists the references that are referred to or affect the operation of the plan. References include Acts, Regulations, Codes of Practice and Council Documents.

Section 23
Includes appendices:
- Council’s inspection zones
- inspection frequencies
- maintenance standards including response times for roads, pathways, kerb and channel and other road assets

Get all your questions answered about the draft Road Management Plan 2017!

Council has reviewed the current Road Management Plan to ensure the standards and priorities given to road inspections, maintenance and repair are efficient and appropriate for use by the community. As a result of the review, Council has developed the draft Road Management Plan 2017 which is now available to be viewed and commented on.

Take a look at the Road Management Plan 2017 and ask any questions you might have to better understand the Plan. You can also post any comments which will be considered. Your questions and comments will be responded to by Hannah from Council.

A submission process is also available for you to provide any formal feedback to be considered as part of the legislative requirement of reviewing this Plan. For more information visit the Council website.

Click on the image below to view the draft Road Management Plan 2017.

Summary of draft Road Management Plan 2017

The Road Management Plan outlines the principles, methods and systems used in managing Darebin’s road network.

The plan:
• details the road management function under the control of Council
• sets the relevant standards of how Council carries out road management functions
• sets the standards based on policy and operation objectives within the resources available
• ensures the provision of a safe and efficient road network for users and the community
• minimises road safety hazards and disruption to traffic
• supports the use of different modes of transport to minimise the cost to the community

The Plan does not apply to arterial roads. VicRoads has the responsibility of these roads.

There are 23 sections included in the draft Road Management Plan 2017:

Sections 1-6
Provide an overview of the plan in relation to the objectives Council sets out to achieve with the plan and its purpose. Definitions of the terms used within the document are included as defined in the Road Management Act.

Section 7
Classifies Council road assets in a hierarchical system based on traffic volumes. Definitions are provided for each category that is referred to in the Plan.

Section 8
Outlines Council’s operational responsibility for public roads such as local and arterial roads, and public transport assets such as train, tram and bus stop assets. There is also information on vehicle crossings, drainage assets such as drains, pits and kerb and channel. Unmade roads, unmade Rights of Way (ROW), shared paths and car parks are also included in this section with Council’s responsibilities of these defined.

Section 9
Covers exceptional circumstances, detailing what occurs in the event of natural disasters or other instances beyond Council’s control.

Section 10
Explains the level of service that Council is capable of providing with consideration to available resources and the provision of other Council services.

Section 11
Elaborates on the proactive maintenance system in operation and outlines the provision of temporary and permanent repairs for defects found during inspections.

Section 12
Covers the reactive maintenance system in operation including customer service requests and data recording. A diagram of the process is provided to demonstrate the chain of events that occurs for customer service requests.

Section 13
Outlines the repair of damaged Council assets and the associated expectations. The responsible parties for the damage and the expected level of repair are further explained.

Section 14
Considers risk assessment, regular inspections and the consequences of asset failure. It refers to the Defect and Safety Inspection Manual for details of further analysis.

Section 15
Refers to the Road Geometry and Drainage Design Guidelines for the standards of the construction, expansion, upgrading, renewal and refurbishment of new roads and pathways.

Section 16
Outlines the standards of maintenance for existing roads and pathways with respect to the schedule of inspections, the priority to be given to intervention action and exceptional circumstances.

Section 17
Explains financial resources available to Council and the effect it has on the level of service that Council is capable of providing.

Sections 18-21
Cover safety at work sites and Council’s duty to inform the responsible service provider of any non-road infrastructure that appears to be unsafe or in need of repair. Performance management and the review of the plan are also included.

Section 22
Lists the references that are referred to or affect the operation of the plan. References include Acts, Regulations, Codes of Practice and Council Documents.

Section 23
Includes appendices:
- Council’s inspection zones
- inspection frequencies
- maintenance standards including response times for roads, pathways, kerb and channel and other road assets

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