Road Maintenance Responsibility (Council vs MRWA)

What roadworks is Council responsible for?

Roads and Drainage

  • Scheduled road sweeping
  • Repairing potholes and patching roads
  • Resurfacing and upgrading existing roads and constructing new roads
  • Repairing kerbing
  • Weed spraying kerb-lines and median islands
  • Managing traffic
  • Responding to after-hours emergencies for chemical oil spills, traffic accidents and damage to council infrastructure
  • Repairing, upgrading and installing drainage infrastructure
  • Cleaning drainage pits, CCTV jetting pipes
  • Maintaining sumps and bubble-up outlets.

Footpath maintenance

  • Repairing, maintaining, renewing and constructing footpaths
  • Disability access and inclusion projects
  • Weed spraying foot and bike paths
  • Improving the City’s bike network.

Ancillary or verge maintenance

  • Installing and maintaining bus shelters
  • Removing graffiti
  • Kerb numbering
  • Bus fire response plant for clearing and for traffic management assisting Police DFES or DPAW
  • Installing crossovers
  • Installing and maintaining guide posts
  • Installing and maintaining crash and guard rails
  • Installing and maintaining bollards and handrails, except around parks.

Roads administration

  • Administering Accredited Mass Management System (AMMS) and Restricted Access Vehicle (RAV) permits
  • Inspected and approving crossovers, including monitoring compliance
  • Administering verge permits and bonds, including monitoring compliance
  • Administering street lighting applications to Western Power for new lighting
  • Administering private lighting applications for public access ways
  • Inspecting subdivisions
  • Reporting faulty street lights to Western Power
  • Reporting missing road signs and faded line marking to Main Roads.

What roadworks is Main Roads responsible for?

In Cockburn, Main Roads is responsible for the following roads:

  • Armadale road (whole road)
  • Cockburn Road (Rockingham Road to Russell Road)
  • Kwinana Freeway (whole road)
  • Rockingham Road (south from Stock Road)
  • Roe Highway (whole road)
  • Russell Road in Henderson (Cockburn Road to Rockingham Road)
  • Stock Road (south Winterfold to Rockingham Road).

Main Roads other responsibilities

  • All line marking on all roads
  • Road signage except for street name signs and Council banners
  • Maintaining all traffic signals on all roads
  • Maintaining and inspecting all bridges, including rail bridges owned by the Public Transport Authority.
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