Roads & Traffic

The Wentworth Shire Council has an extensive network of local and regional roads which consist of:

  • 47km footpaths and sharedways
  • 82km of kerb and gutters
  • 1691km unsealed local roads
  • 253km sealed local roads
  • 173km unsealed regional roads
  • 195km sealed regional roads
  • 16 bridges and major culverts

The Council also maintain 217km of State Highway which consists of: 
  • Silver City Highway (SH22)
  • Sturt Highway (SH14)

Road Condition Report

Any unsealed road closures within Council will be posted below.

A map of local roads that may be subject to closure can be found here 

Unsealed Road Condition Report as at:  

2:30pm Monday 11/12/2017

All Roads are open

Unsealed road condition report will be re-issued only when unsealed road conditions change.  Updates are also available by phoning (03) 5027 5090. 

Persons driving on closed roads will be subject to fines and may be charged for any works necessary to rectify damage.

Our unsealed road network connects with other Shires, for information on road closures in surrounding areas please visit BalranaldCentral Darling and Cobar Shire websites.

Additional Contacts

In the event of flooding , accidents or roadworks, road closures within NSW, VIC and SA can be obtained by visiting the websites below.

Road Permits

Road Occupancy Application Form 
Required for the interruption or occupation of any area within the road reserve. Generally referred to as “Special Events”, partial or full closure when interfering with access or movement flows of the public. Generally refers to interference with pedestrians, cyclists, vehicles, public transport  or property access.

To be completed by anyone wishing to conduct any kind of works that may affect council assets such as road, footpaths, sewer, drainage and water supply. Items include, roadworks, nature strip works, footpaths, water tappings, any excavations etc. Main items required are copies of proposed works diagram and/or description, traffic management plan/s, public liability certificate of currency ($20M minimum)

This form has been prepared as a guide in relation to legislation, in particular, the Local Government Act and Regulations, the Roads Act 1993 as amended, Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, OHS Act 2000 and Regulations 2001.


22 Dec 2017 10:00 AM -

Sturt Highway at Gol Gol from Tuesday 9 January 2018

Wentworth Shire Council is working in partnership with Roads and Maritime Services to undertake 850 meters of road construction work on the Sturt Highway at Gol Gol, which involves road widening, new pavement construction and asphalt surfacing. The shared-pathway opposite Midway Drive will also be upgraded for improved accessibility.

Work will start on Tuesday 9 January 2018 and take about three months to complete, weather permitting.

There will be some temporary traffic changes to make sure the work zone is safe. Access to some properties may be restricted at times and will be managed by traffic control staff. Lane closures and a reduced speed limit of 40 kilometers/hour will be in place and may affect travel times. Keep to speed limits and follow the direction of traffic controllers and signs.

The site may also be reduced to one lane at times. Council will try to minimize duration to traffic whenever possible.

The intersection at Midway Drive may be closed for five days later during the work. In this event, a detour will be provided. Alternate access will be provided while minor realignment is carried out to the existing shared pathway on the southern side of the highway.

For more information about these works please contact Roads and Engineering Division (03) 5027 5027.


Simon Rule