Network of Roads & Streets
Charters Towers Regional Council is responsible for approximately 167 kilometres of urban roads, with the following key characteristics:

  • 167 kilometres of roads (154.85 kilometres sealed and 12.15 kilometres unsealed);
  • 8.84 kilometres of sealed footpaths;
  • 142.95 kilometres of kerb and channel comprising both concrete barrier and rollover kerbs and an extensive amount of stone pitch guttering which adds substantially to the historical image of the urban area. 

Furthermore, Council is responsible for approximately 4070 kilometres of rural roads, with the following key characteristics:

  • 3843 kilometres unsealed roads;
  • 227 kilometres sealed roads;
  • 1260 metres of sealed footpaths; and,
  • 10270 metres of kerb and channel (this includes 220 metres of a V Drain Profile).

Road Risk Management

The primary rationale for Council managing roads is to facilitate the movement of vehicular traffic for the local community, businesses, agricultural enterprises and visitors, both within the Region and to adjoining areas.

The Road Risk Management Policy provides a framework in which data is collected, information reported and decisions made. Works are then prioritised and programmed in a rational manner.

Tips for driving on gravel roads

Charters Towers Regional Council has a large network of gravel roads that vary in condition. Even if you have driven on a road hundreds of times, road conditions can change quickly.

There are many things you need to be aware of before you drive on an unsealed road. Click here to get tips on how to make your trip as enjoyable and safe as possible.