Roads within the Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC) local government area have been given the tick of approval from the firm who assess local government infrastructure assets.
Moloney Asset Management Systems (MAMS) specialise in the management and condition of infrastructure assets were engaged to undertake a survey of road assets for CGRC as part of the Asset Management Strategy. The report provided a comprehensive review of assets covering sealed and unsealed roads, kerb, and footpath assets.
The report states, “the road assets with Cootamundra Gundagai RC were found to be in “Good” overall condition when benchmarked against all 70 councils assessed by Moloney Asset Management Systems (MAMS).” The report also went on to state. “There was a strong overall condition improvement found with the sealed road pavement, unsealed road pavement and sealed surface asset groups combined with a strong reduction in the extent of poor conditions assets and isolated pavement failures since our last survey in 2016.”
The completed report was presented to Councillors on Tuesday 30 March 2021 and contained a report summary of financial findings, estimated asset valuations and a summary of recommended future funding strategies. Furthermore, the Report provides the information required by Civil Works and Technical Services for a Capital Works Program, asset valuations prediction of future financial renewal demand and performance benchmarking.
Whilst there is still work to be done on kerb assets, footpaths within the LGA were also considered to be in a good overall condition.
The report comes as good news for Council and CGRC residents and contains recommendations for Council to continue to improve and maintain the road network and other assets.
CGRC mayor Cr Abb McAlister said the report was positive step for Council.
“These reports provide us with valuable information, on performance and where we go forward. Along with my fellow Councillors I am pleased that the condition of our road network is good, and we have the recommendations to take on board for continuous improvements in our asset management,” Cr McAlister said.
Picture and caption: Moloney report finds Council’s roads in Good Condition compared to other Council’s assessed and road network improved since last report in 2016. Pictured is Burra Road in Gundagai.