Roads and streets

Council is the relevant rural authority for approximately 3408 Kms of local roads as well as the bridges, footpaths and other ancillary assets.

Council has developed a Road Management Plan pursuant to the Road Management Act 2004.

The Road Management Plan sets minimum maintenance standards for the road assets based on an established hierarchy. It sets a program for safety and defect inspections and response times for rectifying defects on the road network.

The Northern Grampians Shire Council's Road Management Plan was reviewed in June 2009. Other roads within the Shire that are maintained by other road authorities include:


These roads are maintained by VicRoads and their contractors and include:
Western Highway, Sunraysia Highway and Wimmera Highway.

Arterial Roads

Declared arterial roads are currently maintained by VicRoads and their contractors and include:
  • Stawell Warracknabeal Road
  • Ararat Stawell Road
  • Donald Stawell Road
  • Murtoa Glenorchy Road
  • Charlton St Arnaud Road
  • Stawell Avoca Road
  • Ararat St Arnaud Road
  • St Arnaud Wycheproof Road
  • Maryborough St Arnaud Road
  • Mount Victory Road
  • Grampians Road
  • Pomonal Road

For defects on highways or arterial roads contact VicRoads on 131170