Transport and Main Roads – Burdekin Jurisdiction Areas
The overall jurisdiction for main highways and three state roads within the Burdekin are the responsibility of Department of Main Roads and Transport (Northern District) with its main office situated in Townsville.
Through negotiation with the Department of Main Roads and Transport, Council is responsible for the maintenance of a number of Main Roads within the Burdekin Shire under the Road Maintenance Performance Contract (RMPC).
These roads are:
- Bruce Highway (sections between Home Hill and Sandy Corner),
- 85km of Dalbeg Road
- 32Km of Kirknie Road
- 54.1km of Ravenswood Road
In accordance with the contractual agreement, Council carries out works such as road, drainage, road furniture and vegetation maintenance on these roads and manages reimbursement of such works from the department on a monthly basis.
Council also tenders for minor works and capital works projects on declared roads by way of open tender and agreed price performance contracts.
Other Federal and State Government funded projects, such as Black Spots Projects, are negotiated annually with the Department of Main Roads for purpose of funding possible problem areas throughout the Shire. Other Transport and Main Roads funded programs for roads and infrustructure are managed by the Shire on behalf of the department with the aim to improving Council’s road and drainage network.
Transport and Main Roads – Burdekin Realignment Project
For enquires associated with the Transport and Main Roads Burdekin Realignment Project please call the Transport and Main Roads office in Townsville on 07 4721 8700 and ask for the Public Consultation section.
Transport and Main Roads – General Information
Requests or complaints pertaining to State-controlled roads outside of Council’s shire boundaries are the responsibility of Transport and Main Roads Townsville.
Emergency situations such as traffic incidents, oil spills, chemical spills, land slides and large obstructions can be called though to Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800 and we will follow up on the matter.
Alternatively you can contact Transport and Main Roads Townsville Traffic Management Centre on 13 19 40.
You can view the local Northern District Road Report issued by Transport and Main Roads on the Queensland Traffic Website.