Mid Murray Council has one of the largest road networks of any council under its care and control. This significant asset is a vital service, connecting communities over an area of 6270 km2. The road network includes 345 kilometres of sealed road, 3,066 kilometres of unsealed roads and 21 bridges & major culverts. The current value of the road network is in excess of $86 million.
Road safety is paramount as a result unsealed roads are maintained continuously with three grading teams, some working 7 days a week. Annually, the Council removes encroaching trees and vegetation from approximately 150 km of rural roads and has a dedicated team to manage this issue in township areas.
There are a number of dedicated commodity routes within the Council area and extensive study and investment is made to ensure these roads are fit for purpose.
Parking & Footpaths
Parking controls exist within the Council area and Council staff monitor time restrictions. Footpaths range from natural surface, asphalt, concrete and streetscape paving and Council continues to improve and construct new footpaths on an asset renewal schedule basis. Kerbing, guttering and stormwater drainage continues to be improved and upgraded across the area.
Randell Street - Parking and the use of footpaths in the main street (Randell Street) of Mannum is always a balancing act between the passage of vehicles, pedestrians and use for business activities. This Fact Sheet details the current rules for car parking, use of footpaths for such things as outdoor café furniture and bike riding.
Council maintains eleven wharves, a recreational jetty and a boardwalk, the most significant wharf is the Morgan Riverfront which has a rich history dating back to the early steam driven paddle boat days. An essential part of the recreational facilities provided and maintained by Council are boat ramp / launch areas including Caloote, Cadell, Blanchetown, Morgan, Mannum and Swan Reach. A number of boat ramp facilities have undergone major renewal works with more in the planning.
A number of significant Capital Works upgrades are planned across Mid Murray Council for 2017/18, including Marine Facilities improvement and new infrastructure for Morgan Boat Ramp, new Deep Mooring facility at Swan Reach, renewal of Hermann Landing and upgrade of wharf at Mannum Dock;
An extensive upgrade of facilities and open space for Mary Ann Reserve, Mannum
Road upgrades, bitumen sealing of unsealed roads or upgrading the condition of existing sealed roads to improve and cater for larger volumes and large mass vehicles.
Road upgrades this year include Murray Lands, Purnong and Eudunda Road (over 17km in total); Resheeting of unsealed Roads, various locations throughout the council area, (approx. 28kms); Bitumen resurfacing of existing sealed road as part of Council commitment to renew our assets (12kms) along with footpath construction to improve accessibility for residents and visitors to our towns and over 600m of kerb/gutter and minor stormwater construction.
Infrastructure Services also contributes behind the scenes to Council’s many Events, including assisting Event Organisers with Event Permit Applications, Temporary Road Closures and the like (Event, Venue Hire & Stallholder Applications); is responsible for effective Waste Management, including Asbestos, Green Waste, Recycling, Household Rubbish Collection, the landfill facility at Cambrai along with a number of Transfer Stations across the Council area (Waste Fees & Opening Times); and the general day to day maintenance of Parks & Gardens, Street & Rural Trees, Roadways and Signage just to name a few!