Roads, Pathways, Bridges & Drainage
The Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) covers approximately 1,966 square kilometres. A significant proportion of this area is dedicated state forest and national park.
The LGA contains 1157 kilometres of road network, 74 vehicular bridges, 59 major culverts and 120 kilometres of storm water drainage in which is under Council’s care and control.
Planned and current works are derived from Council’s four year Delivery Program.
The works have been prioritised to address pressing road conditions, and flooding and drainage problems.
Completed Works have primarily been performed by our highly skilled in-house Council construction crews. We have highlighted a selection of recent projects to showcase the results of teamwork and our pride in excellence.
Given that Council has limited resources, works included in the DELIVERY PROGRAM are prioritised based on the following criteria:
- hierarchy or importance/ road safety implications;
- existing conditions;
- number of properties benefited and overall improved amenity;
- cost of works and reduction in maintenance costs;
- connection to existing infrastructure; and
- sufficiency of funds.
Priorities are subject to annual review, to allow for ranking of existing projects and consideration of new projects based on changed circumstances, public demand, and funding grants that may be received.
Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP) - Adopted by Council 20th July 2016