Roads & Drainage
The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley is responsible for the maintenance rehabilitation and development of roads within the Wyndham East Kimberley municipality, including lane ways (Right of Ways) and gravel roads outside the built up areas. The road network comprises 214 kilometres of sealed roads and 1115 kilometres of formed and gravel sheeted roads. The majority of roads are located within the eastern half of the Shire’s 125,000 square kilometres.
Maintenance of roads includes the construction and maintenance of kerbing and footpaths, crossovers, activities and developments, paving, street trees and weed control on thoroughfares and verges.
Roadworks funding is sourced from a combination of Commonwealth and State Government grants and Shire rates.
Works to be completed on any road reserve must be approved by Council prior to commencement of works, to ensure Council road specifications are maintained.
Council is responsible for drainage within road reserves and a number of open channel drainage reserves.
Many roads are damaged during our wet season and the Shire has been working with the community to alleviate wet season issues with regard to drainage and damage to unsealed roads.
Reporting of faults or damages in the road reserve or drainage system such as pot holes, faults in footpaths, can be made to the Infrastructure Directorate by calling (08) 9168 4100 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org