Road assets are vital to the mobility of the community allowing for the safe, efficient and sustainable movement of vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic within and across Bayside.
In 2015/16 Council spent $9.8 million maintaining and replacing the road and footpath network, this represents about 17% of Council's total budget.
Our road and footpath network has a total replacement value of $418.6 million, using financial forecasting tools (Maloney Model) and population forecasting and usage trends Council has found that by spending $3.1 million a year on maintenance (cleaning & sweeping) and a further $3.2 million gradually renewing these assets we can increase the lifespan of these assets for another 35 - 40 years.
At the June 2016 Council Meeting, Council adopted the updated Roads Service Driven Asset Management Plan. The Plan is available here
Do you think Council is showing good governance with the ongoing maintenance and renewal of road and footpath assets across the municipality?