Council has approximately 2647.2 km of rural roads spread across the Longreach region (40,638 km2) and approximately 94 km of town streets within the 4 townships of Longreach, Ilfracombe, Isisford and Yaraka.
Council advises motorists to take caution on all roads and drive to prevailing conditions. Drivers are urged to show caution when crossing any stormwater on roadways and not to attempt to traverse creeks and other crossings that are clearly underwater. Please be aware that potholes may form in road pavements during periods of high rainfall.
Road Condition Reports will be updated only as situations change and roads reopen. It is advised that motorists proceed with extreme caution traversing all roads listed or not listed above as they may not have been inspected at the time this condition report was released and conditions are constantly changing. Caution is urged if traversing flooded creek crossings as road surfaces may be damaged, submerged matter may not be clearly visible and underlying currents can be swift. Road shoulders of sealed roads generally become soft during a heavy rain event and divergence off the bitumen seal is discouraged. Further enquiries may be made by contacting Council on 4658 4111.
Roads are subject to deterioration due to traffic and changing weather conditions. Please report any road defects to Council on (07) 4658 4111. If possible, provide the following details when reporting:
Is it a hole, crack, bulge or depression?
Whereabouts on the road - edge, shoulder, wheel path, centre, runs the width / length of the road?
Near which intersection / landmark?
How deep? - compared to basketball, cricket ball, car tyre etc.
What is the approximate diameter, width / length of the defect?
Rural Road Property Numbers
Rural addressing is a straight-forward method of identifying, locating and addressing properties in rural areas throughout Australia. It provides easy identification and location of properties for emergency and delivery services and visitors. In Queensland, the responsibility for implementing rural addressing lies with local government.
Rural road addressing property numbering is a distance based measurement system that allocates each rural property a unique address based on the distance of the property entrance from the nearest major intersection. The rural address number is determined by dividing that distance, measured in metres, by ten.
The majority of streetlight and / or pole maintenance on road reserves and along paths through and around a park is the responsibility of Ergon.