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 

This unsealed Road Condition Report is as at: 8am on Thursday 27th September 2016.

Anabranch Mail Road

Closed

 

Arumpo Road (from end of bitumen)

Closed

 

Belvedere Road

Closed

 

Dockerty Road

Closed

 

Garnpang Road

Closed

 

Gol Gol Road

Closed

 

High Darling Road

Closed

 

Ivanhoe Road

Closed

 

Karpa Kora Road

Closed

 

Lagoon Road

Closed

 

Little Manly Road

Closed

 

Low Darling Road (from end of bitumen)

Closed

 

Milkengay Road

Closed

 

Milpara Road

Closed

 

Minda Road

Closed

 

Nanya Road

Closed

 

Nob Road

Closed

 

Nulla Road

Closed

 

Old Broken Hill Road

Closed

 

Petro Mail Road

Closed

 

Pine Camp Road

Closed

 

Polia Road (from Nob Road Turn Off)

Closed

 

Pooncarie/Menindee Road (from end of bitumen)

Closed

 

Popio Road

Closed

 

Renmark Road (from end of bitumen)

Closed

 

Roo Roo Road

Closed

 

Rufus River Road

Closed

 

Springwood Road

Closed

 

Tapalin Mail Road (from end of bitumen)

Closed

 

Tarawi Road

Closed

 

Tooperoopna Road

Closed

 

Top Hut Road

Closed

 

Wamberra Road

Closed

 

Wilkurra Road

Closed

 

 Updates are also available by phoning (03) 5027 5090. 

Unsealed road condition report will be re-issued only when unsealed road conditions change.

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.


Scheduled Roadworks

Council would like to update ratepayers and residents on the works that are ongoing, subject to weather conditions and unforseen circumstances.

o   Darling Lane – Road work and storm water

o   Dareton Boat Ramp Area – Kookaburra Drive – Road realignment and car parking upgrade

o   Low Darling Road – 4km road upgrade in the vicinity of Garston Road

Council requests that you observe speed limits that have been put in place and the directions of traffic controllers.

Additional Contacts

In the event of flooding , accidents or roadworks, road closure with 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.