Council's Asset Maintenance Department manages and maintains more than $230 million worth of civil assets throughout the Alpine Shire. The most significant civil assets are outlined below:
Alpine Shire manages and maintains in excess of 578km of roads. These roads are managed in accordance with the Road Management Plan (RMP). The purpose of the RMP is to establish a management framework for the municipal roads that Alpine Shire is responsible for. The plan sets out standards for inspection, maintenance and repair of these roads. The RMP can be viewed here.
Road maintenance includes grading (and in some cases re-sheeting) of unsealed roads that Alpine Shire has responsibility for. We endeavour to ensure conformity with the intervention levels set out in the RMP, however, the grading program can be affected by factors such as:
• General road condition
• Frequency and severity of defects
• Road moisture content, weather conditions and the availability of water
Roads – Register of Public Roads
The Register of Public Roads contains information about the roads for which Alpine Shire has responsibility for under the Road Management Act 2004. The Register of Public Roads can be viewed here.
Roads – VicRoads Arterial Roads
The following arterial roads are managed and maintained by VicRoads:
• Snow Road (Myrtleford – Glenrowan Road)
• Buffalo River Road
• Myrtleford – Yackandandah Road
• Tawonga Gap Road
• Dederang Road (Dederang)
• Happy Valley Road
• Running Creek Road
• Great Alpine Road
• Kiewa Valley Highway
• Mount Buffalo Road
• Bogong High Plains Road (Mount Beauty to Falls Creek)
Roads – Road Naming
The naming of roads is governed by the Victorian Geographic Place Names Act 1998. Road names are critical in directing emergency services and are necessary for mail delivery and other services. Road names are an important part of Alpine Shire’s historic and cultural heritage. If you are interested in making an application for a road name please use this form.
Alpine Shire Council maintains 63 significant pedestrian bridges, 3 major footpath culverts, 37 major road culverts and 57 road bridges. Council officers perform annual inspections of all bridge assets. Independent specialist assessments of all structural components are undertaken at programmed intervals of 15 or 25 years depending on the bridge type.
Alpine Shire manages and maintains over 87km of underground stormwater drainage assets and an extensive network of open and roadside drains. Maintenance is generally undertaken on a reactive basis due to the very long lives and inaccessibility of these underground assets.
Alpine Shire manages and maintains over 64km of sealed and unsealed footpaths and 53 km of shared trail. Footpaths are defined by the use of imported materials for construction in contrast to walking tracks which are constructed with little or no imported material. Regular inspections are undertaken on all footpaths and shared trails and maintenance is scheduled based on intervention levels as outlined in the Road Management Plan.
Alpine Shire manages and maintains over 300 community buildings and structures. Buildings are broken up into the following types:
• Public shelters
This includes buildings that are owned by Council and buildings that are owned by the Crown that Council chooses to manage and maintain for the benefit of the community.
Regular inspections of buildings that are managed by Council are undertaken and necessary maintenance is scheduled based on intervention levels as outlined in Council’s Facility and Building Management Policy.
Public lighting is managed by Alpine Shire Council, however, maintenance is undertaken by contractors. Any issues with public lighting should be referred to firstname.lastname@example.org.