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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 September to December

Road number Road name Common known name/s Electorate September  October (Mowing and sweeping) November (Mowing and sweeping) December (Mowing and sweeping)
127 Beerburrum Road Beerburrum Road Glass House  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Drain Cleaning
Mowing Mowing Mowing
1421 Boreen Point-Tewantin Road McKinnon Drive Noosa Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing
1412 Boreen Road Louis Bazzo Drive Noosa Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing
401 Brisbane-Woodford Road Gympie Road Glass House  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing Mowing
401 Brisbane-Woodford Road  Dayboro Road Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing Mowing
401 Brisbane-Woodford Road Mt Mee Road Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Minor Pavement Repairs
Edge Repair
Mowing Mowing Mowing
122 Brighton-Redcliffe Road  Oxley Avenue  Redcliffe
Hornibrook Esplanade 
10A Bruce Highway (Section 1 Pine River to Caboolture) Bruce Highway Murrumba Mowing
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Guide Post Maintenance
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing Mowing
10A Bruce Highway (Section 2 Caboolture to Caloundra) Bruce Highway Caloundra  Mowing
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Guide Post Maintenance
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing Mowing
10A Bruce Highway (Section 3 Caloundra to Maroochydore) Bruce Highway Maroochydore  Mowing
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Guide Post Maintenance
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing Mowing
10A Bruce Highway (Section 4 Maroochydore to Cooroy) Bruce Highway Cooroy Mowing
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Guide Post Maintenance
Herbicide Spraying
Bridge Maintenance 
Mowing Mowing Mowing
10A Bruce Highway (C2C) Cooroy to Curra Mowing
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Guide Post Maintenance
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing Mowing
406 Burpengary Caboolture Road Morayfield Road Pumicestone
901 Burpengary Service Road Burpengary Service Road Pumicestone
9905 Caboolture Connection Road King Street Pumicestone Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing
128 Caboolture-Beachmere Road Beachmere Road Pumicestone Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Bridge Maintenance 
Mowing Mowing Mowing
126 Caboolture-Bribie Island Road Lower King Street Pumicestone Mowing
Sweeping (bridge to Bribie)
Herbicide Spraying
Bridge Maintenance
Mowing
Sweeping (bridge to Bribie)
Mowing
Sweeping (bridge to Bribie)
Mowing
Sweeping (bridge to Bribie)
132 Caloundra Road Caloundra Road Caloundra  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing Mowing
151 Caloundra-Mooloolaba Road Corbould Way Caloundra Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing Mowing
123 Contarf -Anzac Avenue Snook Street Redcliffe
145 Cooroy Connection Road Elm Street Gympie Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing
142 Cooroy-Noosa Road Cooroy-Noosa Road Noosa Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Guide signs (Chainage 0.25)
Mowing Mowing Mowing
40A D’Aguilar Highway (Caboolture-D'aguilar) D'Aguilar Highway Glass House  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Bridge Maintenance 
Mowing Mowing Mowing
D’Aguilar Highway (D'Aguilar-Mary Smokes Creek) D'Aguilar Highway Glass House  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Bridge Maintenance 
Mowing Mowing Mowing
121 Deception Bay Road Deception Bay Road Murrumba Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing
144 Emu Mountain Road Emu Mountain Road Noosa Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing
484 Eumundi-Kenilworth Road Eumundi-Kenilworth Road Nicklin Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing Mowing
140 Eumundi-Noosa Road Eumundi-Noosa Road Noosa Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Clearing of Vegetation (Chainage 2.92 and 4.650)
Mowing Mowing Mowing
490 Glasshouse Mountains Road Steve Irwin Way Glass House Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Culverts, Pipes and Pits Cleaning
Minor Pavement Repairs
Sweeping
Major Pavement Repairs
Mowing Mowing
152 Kawana Way Kawana Way Kawana Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing Mowing
481 Kenilworth-Brooloo Road Kenilworth-Brooloo Road Nicklin Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing
485 Kenilworth-Skyring Creek Road Skyring Creek Road Gympie Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Heavy Shoulder Grading 
Mowing Mowing
492 Kilcoy-Beerwah Road Kilcoy Beerwah Road Glass House  Mowing
Raised Pavement Markers
Herbicide Spraying
Repair Guide Markers
Sign Cleaning
Mowing Mowing
141 Kin Kin Road Yurol Forest Drive Gympie Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing
Pound Street Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing Mowing
494 Landsborough-Maleny Road Landsborough-Maleny Road Glass House  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing Mowing
902 Linkfield Connection Road  Linkfield Road Aspley  Sweeping Sweeping Sweeping Sweeping
495 Maleny-Kenilworth  Road Maleny-Kenilworth Road Glass House  Mowing
Pavement Marker Maintenance 
Culverts, Pipes and Pits Cleaning
Guide Post Maintenance
Herbicide Spraying
Sign Cleaning
Drain Cleaning 
Mowing Mowing Mowing
Elizabeth Street
497 Maleny-Montville Road Maleny-Montville Road Glass House  Mowing
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Guide Post Maintenance
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing Mowing
Woombye-Palmwoods Road
493 Maleny-Stanley River Road Maleny-Stanley River Road Glass House  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying 
Culverts, Pipes and Pits Cleaning
Mowing Mowing Mowing
136 Maroochydore Road Maroochydore Road Maroochydore  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing Mowing
133 Maroochydore-Noosa Road Beach Road Maroochydore  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing Mowing
Duporth Avenue Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing Mowing
Bradman Avenue Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing Mowing
David Low Way Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing Mowing
Coolum Esplanade Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing Mowing
135 Maroochydore-Mooloolaba Road Alexandra Parade Maroochydore  Minor Pavement Repairs
Aerodrome Road
Horton Parade
499 Montville-Mapleton Road Flaxton Drive Nicklin  Herbicide Spraying
Guide Post Maintenance
Sign Cleaning
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Minor Pavement Repairs
Main Street
134 Mooloolaba Road  Tanawha Tourist Drive Buderim Mowing Mowing Mowing
Crosby Hill Road Mowing Mowing Mowing Mowing
Burnett Street  Mowing Mowing Mowing Mowing
Main Street Mowing Mowing Mowing Mowing
King Street  Mowing Mowing Mowing Mowing
Buderim Avenue  Mowing Mowing Mowing Mowing
4906 Mooloolah Connection Road Mooloolah Connection Road Caloundra Mowing
Guide Post Maintenance
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Bridge Maintenance
Sign Cleaning
Clearing of Gum Trees
Mowing Mowing Mowing
4023 Mount Glorious Road Northbrook Parkway Ferny Grove
489 Nambour Connection Road Nambour Connection Road Woombye Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Culverts, Pipes and Pits Cleaning
Drain Cleaning 
Mowing Mowing Mowing
130 Nambour-Bli Bli Road Bli Bli Road Nicklin  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing Mowing
496 Nambour-Mapleton Road Nambour-Mapleton Road Nicklin Mowing
Sign Cleaning
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Guide Post Maintenance
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing
153 Nicklin Way  Kawana Nicklin  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing Mowing
4962 Obi Obi Road Obi Obi Road Nicklin  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing Mowing
914 Old Bruce Highway Old Bruce Highway Gympie  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing
136R Old Maroochydore Rd Old Maroochydore Rd Maroochydore Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing Mowing
915 Pacific Paradise Connection Road David Low Way Maroochydore
Suncoast Boulevard
4981 Palmwoods-Mooloolah Road Eudlo Road Glass House  Mowing
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Guide Post Maintenance
Sign Cleaning
Bridge Maintenance 
Mowing Mowing Mowing
Chevallum Road Mowing
Sign Cleaning
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Guide Post Maintenance
Bridge Maintenance 
Mowing Mowing Mowing
Rosebed Street Mowing
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Sign Cleaning
Guide Post Maintenance
Bridge Maintenance 
Mowing Mowing Mowing
Mooloolah Road Mowing
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Sign Cleaning
Guide Post Maintenance
Mowing Mowing Mowing
Old Gympie Road Mowing
Pavement Marker Maintenance 
Guide Post Maintenance
Bridge Maintenance 
Mowing Mowing Mowing
Neil Road Mowing
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Sign Cleaning
Guide Post Maintenance
Bridge Maintenance 
Mowing Mowing Mowing
1403 Pomona Connection Road Pomona Connection Road Gympie  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing
1204 Pumicestone Road Pumicestone Road Pumicestone  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing
120 Redcliffe Road  Anzac Avenue  Kallangur 
402 Samford-Mt Glorious Road Samford-Mt Glorious Road Ferny Grove
403 South Pine Road  South Pine Road  Everton Major Pavement Repairs (chainage 6.53)
4032 Strathpine-Samford Road Eatons Crossing Road Everton
Mount Samson Road
Main Street
150A Sunshine Motorway Sunshine Motorway (West-East) Nicklin  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing Mowing
150B Sunshine Motorway Sunshine Motorway (South-North) Nicklin  Herbicide & Brushcut (Maroochy river ped bridge)
Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Herbicide & Brushcut (Maroochy river ped bridge)
Mowing
Herbicide & Brushcut (Maroochy river ped bridge)
Mowing
Herbicide & Brushcut (Maroochy river ped bridge)
Mowing
498 Woombye-Montville Road Woombye-Palmwoods Road Glass House  Mowing
Cilverts, Pipes and Pits Cleaning
Sign Cleaning 
Drain Cleaning
Guide Post Maintenance
Pavement Marker Maintenance
Mowing Mowing Mowing
9902 Yandina North Connection Road Nambour North Connection Road Nicklin  Mowing Mowing Mowing
9901 Yandina South Connection Road Nambour North Connection Road Nicklin  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Bridge Maintenance 
Mowing Mowing
1305 Yandina-Bli Bli Road Thomas Road Nicklin  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing Mowing
Willis Road Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Mowing Mowing Mowing
138 Yandina-Coolum Road Yandina-Coolum Road Nicklin  Mowing
Herbicide Spraying
Minor Pavement Repairs
Drain Cleaning
Culverts, Pipes and Pits Cleaning
Light Shoulder Grading  
Mowing Mowing Mowing

Please note: All works are dependent on the weather.

Last updated
14 January 2019