Engineering - What is it? What are Engineering Services?
Generally, people think Roads and Bridges. Whilst this is the bulk of our Councils Engineering responsibilities, it covers a far wider and broader range of services including:
Pedestrian Access - Bike/Walking Paths, Local Emergency Plans, Risk Management, Stormwater, Water, Sewerage Schemes, Parks, Playgrounds, Cemeteries, Noxious Weeds, Aerodrome, Rural Addressing just to name a few! So as you can see Engineering Services is a very broad term.
Our Engineering Dept has a budget of approximately $7M - not including the huge project currently underway through Auslink & Roads to Rice Funding.
Council has seventy five (75) bridges, forty five (45) of these being of timber construction and tries to replace two (2) bridges per year, utilising a combination of it's own labour and contract. Regional Roads, Local Roads etc.
To see more of what our Engineering Dept handles, use the links in the sidebar to the left to access the subsections of this area of the site.