Private Roads Policy Review

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Private roads were created predominantly in the late 1970's with the creation of subdivisions that had a shared road access that existed within the property lot boundaries. The access roads look and function like a typical Council road, but they are not actually owned or controlled by Council.

Council currently has a Private Roads Policy (LC29) that identifies these roads that Council does not own but undertakes maintenance on. This Policy was adopted in 2012 and is due for review.

Council is committed to continuing to provide a service to the identified roads, due to the legacy that existed prior to Council's establishment.

Council has prepared an updated Private Roads Policy and would like to hear from affected residents. The updated Policy is intended to provide greater clarity of what a private road is, Council's obligations, a clear service level, and future opportunities for handing over relevant private roads to Council.

Directly affected property owners are being consulted individually with further information.

Affected property owners, and residents, are encouraged to raise any questions on the online forum or contact Council on 8983 0600 to discuss.

Roads on Crown Land, controlled by the NT Government, have been removed from the Private Roads and Council are liaising with the NT Government on ownership arrangements of roads on their land.

The following roads are included within the draft Policy:

Road Name
Policy Definition
Length
Number Owners
Cooper Road E
Battle-axe access
415
2
Cooper Road W
Battle-axe access
415
2
Gullick Road
Private Road
1240
15
Hughes Road
Private Road
1468
11
Ironwood Place 2
Battle-axe access
323
3
No Name Road
Private Road
1428
12
Notta Road
Private Road
490
3
Old Bynoe Road
Private Road
1780
6
Ross Road
Private Road
834
4
Russ Road
Private Road
1399
10
Sandy Road
Private Road
1357
9
Some Road
Battle-axe access
433
2
Swamp Road
Private Road
764
5
Walker Road
Private Road
1371
10


The following roads are not defined as private roads in the Policy and have been removed from the Policy:

Road Name
Ownership
AAAA Road
Crown Land
Radford Road
City of Palmerston
Horsnell Road
Litchfield Council Gazetted
Pipeline Road
Crown Land
Pipeline Road East
Crown Land
Thorburn Road
Crown Land


Property owners and residents are able to view their relevant survey titles for their properties through the NT Atlas and Spatial Data Directory. Properties can be searched and selected to view their relevant 'survey plans'.

To provide feedback, register on Your Say Litchfield and fill out the survey below or email Council at [email protected]

Registering on Your Say Litchfield will keep you up to date with projects and information about what's happening at Council. You can also join the forum below to chat with other Private Road owners and have your questions answered.

Feedback closes on Friday 8 November 2019.


Private roads were created predominantly in the late 1970's with the creation of subdivisions that had a shared road access that existed within the property lot boundaries. The access roads look and function like a typical Council road, but they are not actually owned or controlled by Council.

Council currently has a Private Roads Policy (LC29) that identifies these roads that Council does not own but undertakes maintenance on. This Policy was adopted in 2012 and is due for review.

Council is committed to continuing to provide a service to the identified roads, due to the legacy that existed prior to Council's establishment.

Council has prepared an updated Private Roads Policy and would like to hear from affected residents. The updated Policy is intended to provide greater clarity of what a private road is, Council's obligations, a clear service level, and future opportunities for handing over relevant private roads to Council.

Directly affected property owners are being consulted individually with further information.

Affected property owners, and residents, are encouraged to raise any questions on the online forum or contact Council on 8983 0600 to discuss.

Roads on Crown Land, controlled by the NT Government, have been removed from the Private Roads and Council are liaising with the NT Government on ownership arrangements of roads on their land.

The following roads are included within the draft Policy:

Road Name
Policy Definition
Length
Number Owners
Cooper Road E
Battle-axe access
415
2
Cooper Road W
Battle-axe access
415
2
Gullick Road
Private Road
1240
15
Hughes Road
Private Road
1468
11
Ironwood Place 2
Battle-axe access
323
3
No Name Road
Private Road
1428
12
Notta Road
Private Road
490
3
Old Bynoe Road
Private Road
1780
6
Ross Road
Private Road
834
4
Russ Road
Private Road
1399
10
Sandy Road
Private Road
1357
9
Some Road
Battle-axe access
433
2
Swamp Road
Private Road
764
5
Walker Road
Private Road
1371
10


The following roads are not defined as private roads in the Policy and have been removed from the Policy:

Road Name
Ownership
AAAA Road
Crown Land
Radford Road
City of Palmerston
Horsnell Road
Litchfield Council Gazetted
Pipeline Road
Crown Land
Pipeline Road East
Crown Land
Thorburn Road
Crown Land


Property owners and residents are able to view their relevant survey titles for their properties through the NT Atlas and Spatial Data Directory. Properties can be searched and selected to view their relevant 'survey plans'.

To provide feedback, register on Your Say Litchfield and fill out the survey below or email Council at [email protected]

Registering on Your Say Litchfield will keep you up to date with projects and information about what's happening at Council. You can also join the forum below to chat with other Private Road owners and have your questions answered.

Feedback closes on Friday 8 November 2019.


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