Davis Road - Floodway upgrade - 2020/21

Project Update - January 2021

Works on this project commenced in January 2021.

These works will involve removal of the existing culverts and replacement with new culverts and concrete aprons. 

The Shire will be constructing a temporary access road to allow residents to access Davis Road immediately alongside the existing floodway. This detour and access road will be sign posted as “local traffic only”, and will be in place for the duration of the works. The access way will run alongside the construction zone. We ask that road users take care when traveling through this area and obey traffic management.

These works will be undertaken in conjunction with other road works within the Shire. Our team may come and go from site over the next few weeks as we work between our different projects. Traffic management will be in place for the duration of these works, please obey warning signage and take care when traveling in the area.

We anticipate these works to be completed in early April 2021.

Project Overview

The floodway crossing over the Brockman River on Davis Road is in need of substantial repair works. Council has allocated funds in the 2020/21 Annual Budget to undertake the required works to ensure the crossing remains safe for all users. 

This project has been funded by the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI). On 22 May 2020 the Australian Government announced a new $500 million Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI Program). This program will support local councils to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects across Australia, supporting jobs and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Funding allocations for the LRCI Program have been calculated in a similar way to how the Roads to Recovery Program and the road component of the Financial Assistance Grants works. This formula takes into consideration road length and population and is based on recommendations of Local Government Grants Commissions.