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Other urgent and routine requests such as pothole repair, dead kangaroo on road, rubbish to be picked up, general maintenance, line marking etc, please call Council on 02 6578 7290. Council will prioritise works based on the type of emergency and work load available at the time. For after hours emergencies, please call 02 6572 1400.
(1) A person must not: (a) Erect a structure or carry out a work in, on or over a public road, or (b) Dig up or disturb the surface of a public road, or (c) Remove or interfere with a structure, work or tree on a public road, or (d) Pump water into a public road from any land adjoining the road, or (e) Connect a road (whether public or private) to a classified road, otherwise than with the consent of the appropriate roads authority.
(2) A consent may not be given with respect to a classified road except with the concurrence of RMS.
(3) If the applicant is a public authority, the roads authority and, in the case of a classified road, RMS must consult with the applicant before deciding whether or not to grant consent or concurrence.
(4) This section applies to a roads authority and to any employee of a roads authority in the same way as it applies to any other person.
(5) This section applies despite the provisions of any other Act or law to the contrary, but does not apply to anything done under the provisions of the Pipelines Act 1967 or under any other provision of an Act that expressly excludes the operation of this section.
Please note Gresford Road, Elderslie Road, Ryan Ave, Putty Road, Newton Street, Campbell Street, Golden Highway, New England Highway, George Street, Broke Road, Broke Cessnock Road, Maitland Road, Queen Street, John Street (between Campbell and Queen) are all classified roads and RMS consent is required as per the Roads Act.
Local short-term and long-term road closures are advertised in the local media. Council uses Singleton Argus, local radio stations, message boards, and Council's website for notification.
Applications need to be lodged at least 10 working days before work is to commence to give Council enough time to process the application. Roads Act approval
The maintenance crews undertake day-to-day maintenance of sections of roads within the area of the individual responsibility. The construction crew undertake capital works and projects such as rehabilitation projects, and heavy patching for resurfacing.