Road Management Plan

Hume City Council places a high priority on ensuring that the community is provided with a safe and efficient road network for use by all members of the public. The Hume Road Management Plan has been developed in accordance with the Road Management Act 2004. It defines which public roads will be maintained and sets the standards and levels of service for the management and maintenance of assets within the road reserve, subject to the available Council funds.

The Plan is a key component of the asset management framework established by the Hume City Council's Asset Management Strategy. For further information about the Hume Road Management Plan contact us on 9205 2200.

Road Safety Action Plan 2014-2017

The Road Safety Action Plan 2009 - 2012 aims to reduce road casualty crashes, improve the road infrastructure to create a safer road environment, promote the use of vehicles with high standard safety features, increase community awareness of road safety and implement programs to tackle unsafe driving behaviour.

Download the Road Safety Action Plan 2014-2017.pdf

How to Report Issues of Road Maintenance

To report issues of road maintenance including pot holes, cracked or sunken roads or damaged kerbs and footpaths to Council, please contact us on 9205 2200 or complete an online request form.

Incidents on Council Roads

A member of the public who has suffered personal injury or property damage due to the condition of a road or footpath will generally not be entitled to compensation as long as Council complies with its inspection and defect rectification standards established in its Road Management Plan.

Furthermore, Section 110 of the Road Management Act 2004 provides a threshold amount (currently $1,400.00 from 1 July 2017) for property damage.  Council is not required to pay for property damage claims under this amount regardless of liability.  Where property damage claims exceed the threshold amount and Council is assessed as being liable, the compensation payment shall be reduced by the threshold amount.  The threshold amount is indexed annually effective 1st July each year.

Updated : 3:20 PM, 13 August 2019

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