Council launches large-scale program

Wakefield Regional Council will roll out a large scale project to seal roads in the council region.
Wakefield Regional Council will roll out a large scale project to seal roads in the council region.

More of Wakefield’s roads will be sealed under a large-scale program to span beyond the next decade.

Council undertook research to compile the Township Road Sealing Plan, which recommended the sequence of streets to be sealed largely based on the number of dwellings, higher traffic count and connectivity to other streets.

Wakefield Mayor Rodney Reid said the program would be one aspect of Council’s efforts to provide quality infrastructure to the community.

“Sealing our township roads is a significant future investment in our community and the beginning of a better way to manage our roads,” Mr Reid said.

“However, there is a bigger up front cost for sealing roads so we need to be prudent and stagger the approach to ensure we can contain overall capital expenditure.”

Wakefield CEO Jason Kuchel said council expects the program to roll out from the middle of next year.

People are welcome to view the complete program plan through council’s website, wrc.sa.gov.au.