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Guidelines for Road Gravel Supplies

WALGA has prepared guidelines for accessing gravel as a road building material.  Input into the preparation of these guidelines was received from the Departments of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, and Planning, Lands and Heritage.  The guidelines can be accessed here.

Local Government Guidelines for Restoration and Reinstatement in Western Australia

These Guidelines are designed to assist Local Governments to manage the work of third parties in the road reserve and other property under the control and care of Local Government. They set out requirements for the planning and approval of works, restoration of roads, kerbs, footpaths and other infrastructure and the reinstatement of verges, parks and reserves. The document can be found here.

Road Building Specifications

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Level 1 Bridge Inspection Framework

Main Roads and WALGA have jointly prepared guidelines for the Level 1 Bridge Inspection Framework.

Local Governments are required to fund and perform routine visual inspections (Level 1) of all bridges annually and to submit the inspections to Main Roads WA. Main Roads WA performs all other detailed technical inspections of bridges, known as Level 2 and Level 3, on behalf and/or in consultation with Local Governments.

In order to be eligible for Special Project funding from the State Road Funds to Local Government Agreement, Local Governments must be able to show that Level 1 inspections have been performed and that adequate routine and preventative maintenance have been undertaken to prevent undue deterioration.

The Level 1 Bridge Inspection Framework document can be accessed here.

Policy Templates: (1) Works in the Local Government Road Reserve; and (2) Events in the Local Government Road Reserve

The policy templates provide a framework for Local Government to set or amend policy governing third parties seeking to work in or hold an event in a local road reserve. The templates guide applicants through the permit application process; define different categories of works and events; and cover matters including permits, traffic management and reinstatement requirements. The templates complement existing regulations, Local Laws and relevant Codes of Practice. The Works policy template can be found here and Events here.

Guidelines and Specifications for Residential Crossovers

The document comprises guidelines for the planning, design and construction of residential crossovers. The Guide represents a consolidation of current Local Government standard guidelines and specifications. The Guide will provide an opportunity to encourage a consistent approach across the Local Government sector. Local Governments may adopt the Guide in its entirety or as a framework with amendments to reflect local circumstances.  The document can be found here.

The Use of Recycled Materials for Pavements in Western Australia

A working group from the Western Australian Pavements Group has produced a paper that documents the latest innovations and developments on the use of recycled materials for road pavements in Western Australia. The paper was published in the Australian Geomechanics Journal, Volume 52: No 1, March 2017. A copy can be viewed here.

Heavy Vehicle Cost Recovery Policy Guideline for Sealed Roads

WALGA State Council has endorsed the Heavy Vehicle Cost Recovery Policy Guideline for Sealed Roads as a model policy for Local Government adoption.  The model policy guideline will provide Local Government with a consistent and simple approach to implement and manage heavy vehicle cost recovery.  The policy can be downloaded here.

Policy for Assessing Applications to Operate Restricted Access Vehicles on Local Government Roads

State Council has endorsed this as a model policy for Local Government adoption. The objective of this policy is to provide guidance to Local Government when assessing an application to add or amend a road on the Restricted Access Vehicle network. The Policy will assist Local Governments to make decisions based on a rational, transparent and defendable process.  The Policy Guideline can be downloaded here.

Recovering the Cost of Road Wear from Heavy Vehicles

WALGA has produced a User Guide, with accompanying technical guidance, and a policy template to assist Local Governments quantify and recover the cost of additional wear and damage to sealed roads from a defined freight task - Read more here.

Operational Boundaries and Asset Responsibilities (Metropolitan Region)

After consultation with the Metropolitan Regional Road Group, Main Roads WA have adopted an operational procedure that defines the boundaries of responsibility on roads and related infrastructure between Main Roads WA and Local Government. This document is based on the “Operational Responsibility for Public Roads in WA” that was developed by Main Roads WA, Local Government, IPWEA and WALGA.

The procedure applies only to the Metropolitan Region. Main Roads will follow this procedure as it performs future annual works over the State Road network and where those works interact with the Local Road network. The document can be viewed on the Main Roads website here.

Pavement Marking and Signs

Main Roads WA has prepared delivery process diagrams for the installation of new pavement markings and the reinstatement of pavement markings in the Metropolitan area - Read more here.

Regional Road Groups

There are ten Regional Road Groups (RRG) in WA, established under the State Road Funds to Local Government Agreement which is overseen by a State Advisory Committee (SAC) - Read more here.

Report on Local Government Road Assets and Expenditure

The annual Local Government Road Asset and Expenditure Report provides a comprehensive analysis of the investment on WA roads - Read more here.

Roads 2040 Regional Road Development Strategies

Roads 2040 documents a strategic review of regionally significant Local Government roads and the development strategies for them - Read more here.