Council has begun an audit of the city’s road network as part of its annual road resurfacing program.
Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Chair Mayor Teresa Harding said preliminary investigation works to assess road conditions would take place over the coming months.
“Council’s Capital Works Program 2022-2025 includes $55 million over three years for a sealed road resurfacing program to extend the life of the city’s road network,” Mayor Harding said.
“It is important work to prolong the life of our local roads, detecting and repairing defects as early as possible and ultimately saving ratepayers money.
“The assessments will allow council to prioritise the roads that need resurfacing in the 2023-2024 financial year.
“Projects are prioritised using modelling that considers the road’s condition, the amount of traffic and types of vehicles using the road.
“The data is then analysed and placed into council’s Capital Portfolio of Works for delivery.”
Road assessments will be carried out across Ipswich in the following suburbs:
Division 1: Deebing Heights, Flinders View, Grandchester, Raceview, Redbank Plains and Willowbank.
Division 2: Camira, Gailes and Goodna.
Division 3: Booval, Bundamba, Coalfalls, Collingwood Park, Dinmore, East Ipswich, Eastern Heights, Ipswich, Leichhardt, Newtown, North Booval, One Mile, Redbank, Riverview, Sadliers Crossing, Silkstone, Woodend and Wulkuraka.
Division 4: Blacksoil, Brassall, Churchill, Chuwar, Karalee, Karrabin, Lanefield, Marburg, Moores Pocket, North Ipswich, Pine Mountain, Rosewood, Tallegalla, Thagoona, Tivoli, Walloon, Wulkuraka and Yamanto.
Community members wanting more information about these works can contact council on (07) 3810 6666 or by email at email@example.com
Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Deputy Chairperson Councillor Paul Tully said the impact on motorists and the community during the assessments would be minimal.
“These are low impact, routine operational investigations and should not have any negative impact on traffic flows,” Cr Tully said.
“What the community can expect is some minor spray painting along sections of road to help council officers identify what work needs to be undertaken.”
For more information about Ipswich City Council works, visit maps.ipswich.qld.gov.au/civicprojects