infrastructure services

Our Infrastructure Services team is responsible for maintaining, repairing and managing $160 million worth of public assets and facilities, including:

  • 3200km of roads valued at $120m;
  • 74km of kerb valued at $6m;
  • 36km of footpaths valued at $4m;
  • 27km of stormwater drainage valued at $6m;
  • 160 buildings valued at $24m; and
  • Parks and gardens, including playground equipment and street furniture.

Our role is to ensure our assets continue to meet the needs of the users and our community through our maintenance and renewal programs.

 

Whose road is it?

Many of the roads within our Shire fall under the responsibility of VicRoads. These include:

National Highway

  • Western Highway

State Highway

  • Borung Highway

Arterial (Main) Roads

  • Birchip Rainbow Road
  • Dimboola Rainbow Road
  • Hopetoun Rainbow Road
  • Jeparit Warracknabeal Road
  • Nhill Harrow Road
  • Nhill Jeparit Road
  • Nhill Netherby Road
  • Nhill Yanac Road
  • Warracknabeal Rainbow Road

If you encounter a maintenance issue or road defects on a VicRoads controlled road these should be reported directly to VicRoads by phoning 13 11 70 (24 hr service).

How to report a Council road issue?

Maintenance issues or road defects on Council roads, footpaths, drains, buildings or parks and playgrounds can be reported via our Customer Action Request form on our report an issue page or by phoning our customer service team on 03 5391 4444.

 

Private Works

Would you like your rural driveway graded or improved?  Do you need a supply of limestone or sandstone to undertake works around your property?

Council’s Infrastructure Department is multi-skilled and can operate a variety of plant and equipment including graders, rollers, water trucks and cartage trucks.  In addition, Council operates a number of sandstone quarries and limestone quarries.

If you would like further information on the services Council’s Infrastructure Department can provide, please contact our Infrastructure Administration on 03 5391 4444 to arrange an inspection and quote.

 

Your feedback is invited

We are committed to improving and maintaining the condition of our roads, footpaths, community buildings, drainage and parks through our program of scheduled upgrades

We welcome your feedback regarding the levels of service provided by our assets.

We also ask you to notify us of any maintenance issues which require attention. Please ring us or use the online form, click here to complete a Customer Action Request on our report an issue page.

 

Assets

Our assets support services that are appropriate, accessible and response; and which provide a quality of lifestyle that balances the needs of the community, environment and economic growth.

 

What are Council's assets?

Council manages over $160 million worth of infrastructure assets. These include:

  • 3200km of roads valued at $120m;
  • 74km of kerb valued at $6m;
  • 36km of footpaths valued at $4m;
  • 27km of stormwater drainage valued at $6m;
  • 160 buildings valued at $24m; and
  • Parks and gardens, including playground equipment and street furniture.

Our role is to ensure our assets:

  • Are functional for their full life;
  • Continue to meet the needs of the users and our community; and
  • Are maintained and replaced in a timely and cost effective manner.

We welcome your feedback regarding the levels of service provided by our assets. We also ask you to notify us of any maintenance issues which require attention. Please call Customer Service on 5391 4444 or use a Customer Action Request on the report an issue page.

Roads

VicRoads Controlled Roads
The following roads are under the direct control of VicRoads. Defects can be reported directly to VicRoads by phoning 131170 – 24 hr service, for non-urgent VicRoads defects click here to report on VicRoads website.

National Highway

  • Western Highway

State Highway

  • Borung Highway

Arterial (Main) Roads

  • Birchip Rainbow Road
  • Dimboola Rainbow Road
  • Hopetoun Rainbow Road
  • Jeparit Warracknabeal Road
  • Nhill Harrow Road
  • Nhill Jeparit Road
  • Nhill Netherby Road
  • Nhill Yanac Road
  • Warracknabeal Rainbow Road

 

Swimming Pools

Council’s swimming pools are open between the months of November and March each year. 

Opening hours are Monday-Friday 3.30 pm – 6.30 pm and weekends/school holidays 2.00 pm – 7.00 pm. Pools may be open at other times, depending on weather conditions. Please contact pool contractors for admission fees, season tickets and special events

Jeparit Swimming Pool
Sands Avenue, Jeparit
Solar heated, outdoor 20m x 9m pool
Toddlers’ pool
Shaded picnic areas
Contact: Michael Polycarpou – Ph: 0434 557 919 or (03) 53891 383

Nhill Swimming Pool
Whitehead Avenue, Nhill
Solar heated, outdoor 25m x 12.5m, six lane pool
Learners/hydro pool
Beach entry, play pool
Shaded Picnic areas
Contact: Matthew Gook – Ph: 0407 891 800

Dimboola Swimming Pool 
Off Lloyd Street, Dimboola
Solar heated outdoor 50m x 13m, six lane pool
Toddlers’ pool
Shaded picnic areas
Contact: Michael Polycarpou – Ph: (03) 5389 1383 or 0434 557 919

Rainbow Swimming Pool
Park Street, Rainbow
Solar heated outdoor 25m T shaped, six lane pool
Toddlers’ pool
Shaded picnic areas
Contact:  Kathryn Klemm Ph: 0427 340 156