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Introduction

This work category provides for the routine care and attention of the road corridor to maintain safety, aesthetic and environmental standards.

Qualifying activities

The work category includes a range of qualifying activities.

  • Examples of qualifying activities

    Examples of qualifying activities

    Examples of qualifying activities include, but may not be limited to:

    • snow clearing and ice control
    • vegetation control (see conditions of funding below)
    • litter collection on rural roads
    • removal of, and protection against, graffiti on road structures
    • maintenance and removal of effluent from stock-truck effluent disposal facilities – see Stock effluent facilities
    • any special treatment of run-off from the road to maintain water quality
    • sweeping loose chip and detritus from road intersections
    • removal of rocks and minor slip material from the road or catch fences
    • maintenance of rest areas
    • maintenance of protection planting, including maintenance pruning
    • non-recoverable costs arising from clearing the carriageway of damaged vehicles, crash debris and spillages that are not the responsibility of emergency services, and
    • non-recoverable costs associated with removal of abandoned vehicles from road reserves.

    Other potential activities that are not in the above list should be discussed with the Transport Agency for eligibility.

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Exclusions

A range of exclusions applies to the work category.

  • Exclusions

    Exclusions

    The work category excludes:

    • aesthetic treatments (such as flower gardens) on berms, shoulders, medians and traffic islands – these are not eligible for funding assistance
    • maintenance of the area between the kerb and the road reserve boundary in urban areas – this is not eligible for funding assistance
    • control of noxious plants declared in terms of the Biosecurity Act 1993 within the road reserve – this is not eligible for funding assistance unless it is included in a regional pest management strategy agreed by the Transport Agency as applying to road reserves.
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Conditions of funding for vegetation control

Vegetation control of roadside berms, medians and traffic islands is eligible for funding assistance subject to the following conditions:

  • In urban areas, grass cutting to lawn standard or maintenance of alternative low-cost ground cover treatments in medians and traffic islands is accepted.
  • In rural areas, maintenance and grass cutting of roadside berms and unsealed shoulders may only be sufficient to ensure:
    • adequate visibility
    • general safety
    • drainage
    • the elimination of a fire hazard or pest refuge.

Funding assistance rate

The usual funding assistance rate is:

Applying for funding approval

Applications for funding approval should be made through the Maintenance module in Transport Investment Online(external link) (TIO).

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