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Road responsibilities & classifications
There are three main types of public roads within the Singleton Local Government Area:
  • State Road (Road and Maritime Services is the responsible authority for these roads);
  • Regional Roads (Council is the road authority, however RMS consent is required for various activities); and 
  • Local Roads (Council is the road authority and performs traffic control functions under delegation from RMS).

Council has divided local roads into the following types for maintenance purposes:
  • Maintained urban sealed roads;
  • Maintained urban unsealed roads;
  • Maintained rural sealed roads;
  • Maintained rural unsealed roads; and
  • Unmaintained Council roads.

Council does not have maintenance responsibility for the following:
  • Crown roads;
  • Right of passageway or carriageway;
  • Private roads.

Singleton Council under the Roads Maintenance Council Contract (RMCC) with Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) maintain three State Roads within the Singleton Council LGA, The Golden Highway, New England Highway and Putty Road.

Singleton Councils maintenance boundaries on the Golden Highway are from the New England Highway intersection, Whittingham to the Council boundary west of Jerrys Plains. On the New England Highway Councils jurisdiction reaches from the Hunter River Crossing Bridge, Singleton to 100m South of Kelso Street and Putty Roads maintenance boundary extends from the Mitchell Line/Golden Highway intersection east of Mt Thorley to Parsons Creek Bridge, Milbrodale.

The RMCC requires Council to complete routine maintenance works in line with a range of RMS specifications as well as larger scale maintenance activities such as heavy patching and road resurfacing.

For enquiries relating to Councils management of the RMCC on the Golden Highway, Putty Road or New England Highway please contact Councils RMCC Officer Charlie Simkin on 02 65787313 or 0439 832 353.


Bridges and stormwater structures

Council manages an extensive road. This network has a number of bridges and culverts which include:

  • 1 steel bridge;
  • 54 concrete bridges;
  • 4 timber bridges;
  • 64 culverts longer than 6m measured along the centreline of the road; and
  • 67 Causeways.


Singleton Council
PO Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330
Ph: 02 6578 7290