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Road Asset Management Contracts: North Coast maintenance works

Overview:

Maintenance services for the North Coast District are carried out by DownerMouchel under a Road Asset Management Contract. In 2013, DownerMouchel was awarded a 5-year contract to provide routine and programmed maintenance services across the district.

Location:

The road asset management contract for the North Coast District provides routine maintenance on the state-controlled Road Network in the local council areas of Moreton Bay Regional Council, Sunshine Coast Council and Noosa Council. It provides asset management and programmed maintenance services in all of those council areas as well as the Somerset Council area.

Funding:

The road asset maintenance contract in the North Coast District will deliver approximately $140 million in roadworks during its 5-year life.

Regions:
North Coast Region

Project info

The following types of maintenance activities are covered under the contract:

  • road resurfacing, asphalt overlays and minor works
  • bitumen reseals
  • roadside signage and furniture maintenance
  • pothole and road pavements repairs
  • vegetation management
  • minor drainage and culvert maintenance
  • incident management including after hours and emergency call outs
  • flood damage initial response works
  • graffiti control
  • litter control.

It is important to note that to ensure the best value for the community, the department prioritises maintenance work with safety issues given the highest priority and regular maintenance activities such as litter and graffiti removal, mowing and vegetation clearing, given a lower priority.

Pothole repairs

The department's maintenance contractors regularly patrol roads to identify any potholes and undertake repairs as necessary. Pothole repairs are based on a safety priority, with consideration given to the location of the potholes within traffic lanes and traffic volumes. Usually, the largest potholes under heaviest traffic are repaired first.

Extended rain means potholing is sometimes unavoidable, and after a rain event it can take time for the road to recover from saturation point. Temporary pothole repairs are usually carried out using a cold pre-mix material. A permanent repair involves excavating the pothole and filling it with a hot asphalt mix, which requires the road surface and sub-surface to be completely dry and the fill must be laid in fine weather.

To report a pothole, call 13 19 40 with the necessary details of the road and location of the pothole. 

Road surface treatments (asphalt overlays, reseals and rehabilitation)

Even with specialised design and construction systems to ensure longevity of the road network, there are some instances where sections of road surfaces can suffer deterioration. In this situation, the department carries out road rehabilitation works. These works are also prioritised based on safety and traffic volumes. Work is scheduled once funding becomes available.

When road resurfacing and reseals are planned there is often a need to carry out pre-treatment works to prepare the road for new surfacing. These pre-treatment works include patching potholes, repairing cracks, and smoothing road shoulders and road edges.

Mowing and vegetation clearing

As a general guide, mowing alongside state-controlled roads is carried out 4-5 times per year, which is usually sufficient to maintain line of sight and signage visibility for motorists. However, vegetation growth varies according to seasons and weather conditions. A general rule of thumb is to mow a 3.5m section from the roadside edge, which allows a safe line of sight for roadside furniture (signs, guideposts, and so on), driveway access points and other intersecting roads. Mowing does not extend all the way to property boundary fences.

There may be times when mowing cycles on highly trafficked roads such as the Bruce Highway or Sunshine Motorway must be increased, which in the interim, can divert resources and funding away from other less travelled roads.

Weed removal

The department is committed to declared weed management across the district. We prioritise weed maintenance within available funding, with a commitment to controlling Class 1 and Class 2 declared weed species, as detailed in the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002. A list of Class 1 and Class 2 declared weed species can be found at the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website.

Our maintenance program covers high priority Class 1 and Class 2 weeds. Due to competing funding priorities, species outside of Class 1 and Class 2 are unfortunately not able to be treated in this program.

Graffiti removal

The department shares the community's frustration about graffiti and has implemented several strategies to reduce graffiti attacks on state-owned assets.

Graffiti is illegal, and the cost of removing it is high and the process time-consuming. Offensive graffiti is removed as a priority, while 'tags' and non-obscene graffiti are added to the routine maintenance program and cleared when crews are next in that area. To have an 'immediate removal' policy for non-obscene graffiti would require a redirection of maintenance funding away from funding for road safety improvements.

Litter control

Roadside litter is an ongoing problem throughout Queensland. We carry out regular litter collection on all state-controlled roads as part of routine maintenance, as well as conducting additional maintenance where required.

Community info

We receive a large number of requests for maintenance activities across the North Coast District. Requests are prioritised and undertaken within available funding to ensure a safe and trafficable road network, and endeavour to meet community expectations.

We are committed to providing the community with information about its maintenance activities.

Residents within the immediate vicinity of road surface treatment works will informed via a letterbox drop. For more information, please call 5451 7055.

Latest news

Mowing schedule April to June

Road number Road name Electorate April May (mowing and sweeping) June (mowing and sweeping)
127 Beerburrum Road Glass House  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing
1421 Boreen Point-Tewantin Road Noosa Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing
1412 Boreen Road Noosa Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Edge Repair
Minor Pavement Repair
Mowing
401 Brisbane-Woodford Road Glass House  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Edge Repairs
Drain Clearing
Minor Pavement Repair
Mowing
122 Brighton-Redcliffe Road  Redcliffe Herbicide Spraying
10A Bruce Highway (Section 1 Pine River to Caboolture) Murrumba Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing
10A Bruce Highway (Section 2 Caboolture to Caloundra) Caloundra  Mowing
Guide Post Maintenance
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Herbicide Spraying
Bridge Servicing
Mowing Mowing
10A Bruce Highway (Section 3 Caloundra to Maroochydore) Maroochydore  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing
10A Bruce Highway (Section 4 Maroochydore to Cooroy) Cooroy Mowing
Guide Post Maintenance
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Herbicide Spraying
Minor Pavement Repair
Major Pavement Repair
Minor Surface Repair
Mowing Mowing
10A Bruce Highway (C2C) Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing
406 Burpengary Caboolture Road Pumicestone Guide Post Maintenance
Sign Cleaning
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Herbicide Spraying
Guide Post Maintenance 
901 Burpengary Service Road Pumicestone Guide Post Maintenance
Sign Cleaning
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Herbicide Spraying
9905 Caboolture Connection Road Pumicestone Mowing
Guide Post Maintenance
Sign Cleaning
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing
128 Caboolture-Beachmere Road Pumicestone Mowing
Guide Post Maintenance
Sign Cleaning
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Herbicide Spraying
Major Pavement Repair
Mowing
126 Caboolture-Bribie Island Road Pumicestone Mowing
Sweeping (bridge to Bribie)
Guide Post Maintenance
Sign Cleaning
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Herbicide Spraying
Bridge Servicing
Mowing
Sweeping (bridge to Bribie)
Mowing
Sweeping (bridge to Bribie)
132 Caloundra Road Caloundra  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing
151 Caloundra-Mooloolaba Road Caloundra Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing
123 Contarf -Anzac Avenue Redcliffe Herbicide Spraying
145 Cooroy Connection Road Gympie Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing
142 Cooroy-Noosa Road Noosa Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing
40A D’aguilar Highway (Caboolture-D'aguilar) Glass House  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Guide Post Maintenance
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Sign Cleaning
Mowing
D’aguilar Highway (D'aguilar-Mary Smokes Creek) Glass House  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Drain Clearing
Guide Post Maintenance
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Sign Cleaning
Mowing
121 Deception Bay Road Murrumba Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Major Surface Repair
Mowing
144 Emu Mountain Road Noosa Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Drain Clearing 
Mowing
484 Eumundi-Kenilworth Road Nicklin Mowing
Guide Post Maintenance
Sign Cleaning
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Herbicide Spraying
Bridge Servicing
Minor Pavement Repair
Mowing
140 Eumundi-Noosa Road Noosa Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Minor Pavement Repair
Mowing
490 Glasshouse Mountains Road Glass House Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Minor Surface Repair
Mowing
152 Kawana Way Kawana Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing
481 Kenilworth-Brooloo Road Nicklin Mowing
Guide Post Maintenance
Sign Cleaning
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Herbicide Spraying
Edge Repairs
Mowing
485 Kenilworth-Skyring Creek Road Gympie Mowing
Guide Post Maintenance
Sign Cleaning
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing
492 Kilcoy-Beerwah Road Glass House  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Edge Repairs
Minor Pavement Repair
Mowing
141 Kin Kin Road Gympie Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Edge Repairs
Minor Pavement Repairs
Minor Surface Repair
Isolated Shoulder Grading
Mowing
494 Landsborough-Maleny Road Glass House  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Drain Clearing
Edge Repair
Mowing
902 Linkfield Connection Road  Aspley  Sweeping
Herbicide Spraying
Sweeping Sweeping
495 Maleny-Kenilworth  Road Glass House  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Edge Repairs
Minor Pavement Repairs
Isolated Shoulder Grading
Shoulder Grading
Mowing Mowing
497 Maleny-Montville Road Glass House  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Minor Pavement Repair
Mowing
493 Maleny-Stanley River Road Glass House  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Drain Clearing
Edge Repair
Minor Pavement Repair

Mowing
136 Maroochydore Road Maroochydore  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Minor Surface Repair
Mowing
133 Maroochydore-Noosa Road Maroochydore  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Minor Pavement Repair
Drain Clearing
Minor Surface Repair
Mowing Mowing
135 Maroochydore-Mooloolaba Road Maroochydore  Herbicide Spraying
499 Montville-Mapleton Road Nicklin  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing
134 Mooloolaba Road  Buderim Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Minor Surface Repair
Drain Clearing
Mowing Mowing
4906 Mooloolah Connection Road Caloundra Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Edge Repair
Minor Pavement Repair
Major Pavement Repair
Mowing
4023 Mount Glorious Road Ferny Grove Herbicide Spraying
489 Nambour Connection Road Woombye Mowing
Guide Post Maintenance
Sign Cleaning
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Herbicide Spraying
Bridge Servicing
Edge Repair
Minor Surface Repair
Drain Clearing
Mowing
130 Nambour-Bli Bli Road Nicklin  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Minor Pavement Repair
Mowing
496 Nambour-Mapleton Road Nicklin Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Edge Repair
Minor Pavement Repair
Minor Surface Repair
Mowing
153 Nicklin Way  Nicklin  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing
4962 Obi Obi Road Nicklin  Mowing
Guide Post Maintenance
Sign Cleaning
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Herbicide Spraying
Drain Clearing
Formation Grading
Mowing
914 Old Bruce Highway Gympie  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing
136R Old Maroochydore Rd Maroochydore Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing
915 Pacific Paradise Connection Road Maroochydore Herbicide Spraying
Major Pavement Repair
4981 Palmwoods-Mooloolah Road Glass House  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Edge Repair
Mowing
1403 Pomona Connection Road Gympie  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Minor Pavement Repairs
Major Pavement Repairs
Mowing
1204 Pumicestone Road Pumicestone  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing
120 Redcliffe Road  Kallangar  Herbicide Spraying
Edge Repair
Major Pavement Repair
Clean Culverts
402 Samford-Mt Glorious Road Ferny Grove Herbicide Spraying
403 South Pine Road  Everton Herbicide Spraying
4032 Strathpine-Samford Road Everton Herbicide Spraying
Edge Repair
Minor Pavement repair
Minor Surface repair
150A Sunshine Motorway Nicklin  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing
150B Sunshine Motorway Nicklin  Herbicide & Brushcut (Maroochy river ped bridge)
Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Bridge Servicing
Drain Clearing 
Herbicide & Brushcut (Maroochy river ped bridge)
Mowing
Herbicide & Brushcut (Maroochy river ped bridge)
498 Woombye-Montville Road Glass House  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Edge Repair
Mowing
9902 Yandina North Connection Road Nicklin  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Minor Pavement Repair
Mowing
9901 Yandina South Connection Road Nicklin  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing
1305 Yandina-Bli Bli Road Nicklin  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Minor Pavement Repair
Minor Surface Repair
Mowing
138 Yandina-Coolum Road Nicklin  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing

Please note: All works are dependent on the weather.

Last updated
16 May 2019