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Development and Business

Unmade public roads

While most roads are used by the general public, there are a number of smaller roads that provide access to individual properties, as well as roads that have been planned but not built. These roads are referred to as unmade public roads.

This can also include road reserves between the actual road and the boundary of properties that adjoin the roadway. Council is committed to maintaining and developing community assets and services, which meet the needs of our community.

Council has the ability to issue permits to adjoining property owners allowing them to use the unmade public road for business purposes or activities such as grazing or cropping and access to their property. Permit Holders are required to allow free and unrestricted access for others over the unmade public road.

Apply for an unmade road permit. More information is available at (link to permits/licences page).

Any landowners or members of the public who have any queries or concerns should contact Customer Support on 8563 8444 or by email to

For more information please read the Use of Unmade Public Road - Fact Sheet.

Unmade Public Roads can be fenced with Council approval but gates must remain unlocked - especially where fire access is required.

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