Roads & Traffic

Council is responsible for a sealed and unsealed road network of over 1,500km across the region. To protect and prolong the life or our roads, Council works with a number of organisations including the Roads and Maritime Services as well as managing regular maintenance programs.

The road network within the Shire boundaries fall into one of the following categories:

State Highways

These are principal roads which connect the various parts of New South Wales. Council has the following two state highways:

Highway Name

Length – km

 

HW29 – Kamilaroi Hwy

101

 

MR70 – Arthur Hall VC Way

97

 

Total

198

 

 

Council is responsible for the maintenance of both HW29 – Kamilaroi Hwy (Bourke Rd/ Walgett Rd) and MR70 - Arthur Hall VC Way (Coolabah Rd); the work is funded through RMS. All the state highways within the Shire have sealed surface.

 Regional Roads

These roads supplement the TfNSW state highway network and link the various regions between Brewarrina and the neighbouring Shires. Council has the following regional roads:


Road ID

Road Name

Formed (km)

Gravelled (km)

Sealed (km)

Total (km)

 

RR 1

Jobs Gate Rd

 

 

60

60

 

RR4

Boomi Billybingbone Rd

 

29

 

29

 

RR70

Goodooga Rd

91

 

55

146

 

RR437

Bangate Rd

 

 

39

39

 

Total

91

29

154

274

 

 The maintenance and upgrade for regional roads are funded by TfNSW block grant.

 Local Roads

These roads include the Council’s public network located in rural areas outside shire townships. The majority of the local network is formed dry weather access only. Council has made progress to gravel key links with the local network to provide all weather access, such as Narran Lake Rd, Twin Rivers Road, and Goodooga – Brenda Rd.

 The funding for the local network is provided by the Commonwealth - Road to Recovery program (R2R) and the State Financial Assistance Grant (FAG).

 Access or Spur Roads

The spur roads provide access to private properties; Council policy No. ENG4/1 states:

 “Brewarrina Shire Council will assist with the cost of maintaining roads known as access or spur roads to parcels of land within Brewarrina Shire to which this policy applies, by the maintenance grading at no cost to the landholder, of these roads up to the boundary of the last separately owned landholding from time to time as considered necessary, when Council’s earthmoving plant is in the vicinity. The maximum contribution to be made will be one grading in any twelve month period.”

 Traditionally Council maintained 15 spur roads, of this list Goonoo Goonoo and Old Mission Rd have been included as part of the local road network; this was based on recommendations form the NSW Department of Industry; a summary of the remaining thirteen spur roads is listed below.

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  ID

Spur Road Name

Length - km

Adjacent Shire Road

 

901

Bobelah

2.9

Tarcoon Byrock Rd

 

902

Sainsbury Park

6.5

Gongolgon Tarcoon Rd

 

903

Toorak

0.9

Charlton Rd

 

904

Myall Park

6.9

MR70 – Coolabah Rd

 

905

Coolaburra

7.6

HW29 – Bourke Rd

 

906

Bundeera

14.7

Coola Bunnawanna Rd

 

907

Bokhara Plains

1.9

Goodooga Rd

 

908

Eurah

3.6

Coola Tullawanta Rd

 

909

Narran Plains

6.7

Narran Lake Rd

 

910

Wodalla

1.0

Goodooga Rd

 

911

Killarney

6.1

Goodooga Rd

 

912

Muckerawa

3.1

Goodooga Rd

 

913

Yucurrie

1.9

Old Mission Rd

 

Urban Streets

Council have two main towns Brewarrina and Goodooga, with three smaller settlements, Gongolgon, Weilmoringle and New Angledool. Most of the streets in Brewarrina and Goodooga are sealed.

 In addition to the urban streets, Brewarrina and Goodooga include laneways behind the houses; these are used to accommodate utility services.

In the event of flooding, accidents or roadwork, road closure information within NSW can be obtained by visiting the RTA Live Traffic NSW website. The latest closures within our Shire will be available below.


20191107-Road-Closure.pdf

For any enquiries regarding the Road Closure Report please contact Council's Engineering Department on 02 6830 5111 or email council at breshire@brewarrina.nsw.gov.au

Please ensure to check surrounding Road Condition Reports as our unsealed road network connects with other Shires.

Bourke Shire Council

Bogan Shire Council

Walgett Shire Council

Cobar Shire Council