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Council presently maintains approximately;

  • Sealed roads 596 km
  • Unsealed roads 112.3 km
  • Formed 3.4 km
  • Flat bed 25.3 km
  • Cycle Paths 7.1 km

2016/17 Reseal Program

Works have begun to address Shoulder drop off issues before resealing roads. Below is only an estimated timeframe from the contractor for completion:

Wallaby Holtze Road (Northern Area) (17/08 - 18/08)

2 Days

Thorngate Road (Northern Area) (19/08 - 25/08)

5 Days

Thorak Road (Northern Area) (25/08 - 26/08)

2 Days

Wagtail Court (Howard Springs) (29/08)

1 Day

Stanley Road (Howard Springs) (30/08)

1 Day

Woodcote Crescent (Girraween) (31/08)

1 Day

Banker Road (Herbert) (01/09)

1 Day

Trepang Road (Herbert) (02/09 - 05/09)

2 Days

Sunter Road (Herbert) (06/09 - 07/09)

2 Days

Koro Road (Herbert) (08/09)

1 Day

Morgan Road (Virginia) (09/09)

1 Day

Shrike Lane (Humpty Doo) (12/09)

1 Day

Hayball Road (Humpty Doo) (13/09)

1 Day

Brahminy Road (Humpty Doo) (14/09 - 15/09)

2 Days

It is intended that the reseal contractor will commence work next week (week beginning 22/8/16)

Working in the following order:

  1. South west area                Old Bynoe Rd / Mira Rd South / Reedbeds.

  2. Northern area                   Wallaby Holtz Rd / Thorngate Rd / Thorak Rd / Phoebe Rd. 

  3. Howard sprigs area          Corella Ave / Wagtail Crt / Stanley Rd / Westall Rd.

  4. Girraween area                 Woodcote Cres / Gosport Rd.  

  5. Herbert area                      Banker Rd / Trepang Rd / Sunter Rd / Koro Rd.

  6. Virginia area                      Morgan Rd /Brooking Cct / Sayer Rd.   

  7. Humpty Doo area             Shrike Ln / Hayball Rd / Brahminy Rd / Trippe Rd / Freds Pass Rd.

Please obey all traffic management.


Damage - Roads and Signs

The Council encourage you to report of any potholes or other road maintenance issues which could compromise the safety of the motorist, Contact Us »

Roads under jurisdiction of the NT Government within the Litchfield Municipality are:

  • Stuart Highway
  • Arnhem Highway
  • Anzac Parade
  • Channel Island
  • Road Cox Peninsula Road
  • Darwin River Road
  • Gunn Point Road
  • Howard Springs Road
  • Jenkins Road

These roads are NOT maintained by Litchfield Council. NT Government roads (listed above) please report through the NT Government Department of Infrastructure website. Radford Road is maintained by Palmerston City Council.  


Wide loads NT Legislation specifies maximum dimensional and mass limits for vehicles which may travel on public roads in the Northern Territory. For more information refer to the NT Department of Transport website.

Works Permit - works within road or road reserves

Where works are to be carried out within (or affecting) an existing road reserve, land owned or under the control of Council, a Works Permit is to be obtained.

Contact Us for a Work Permit Application.

Click here to download a copy of our Guidelines to Work Within a Road Reserve (Minor Works).

Notice of Road Closures and Detours

Road Commencement End


Invitation for Public Comment

Road Closure Road Reserve Adjacent Stuart Hwy Between Thorak Road and McMillans Rd, Knuckey Lagoon

Council has received request from the abutting owner to close the above mentioned sections of road reserve.  Council at its meeting on the 15 June 2016 resolved to advertise its intention to close this section of unformed road.  Council invite submissions from any person who may object to this proposal.  Submissions will be received until 9 September 2016 and can be made to Council by email or mailing to PO Box 446 HUMPTY DOO NT 0836

 Freds Pass Picture

Proposed Road Opening Through Freds Pass Reserve

Council is proposing to formally open a road over a small portion of vacant Crown land and a small portion of land owned by Power and Water Corporation in order to facilitate formalisation of the existing road through Freds Pass Reserve.   The road opening process will consolidate these portions of land wherein the existing formed road lies with the existing road reserve in the locality. 

The opening of a new road reserve is required to be publicly exhibited in accordance with the Local Government Act. This application is open for public comment through 24 October 2016.  Comments can be made to Council by emailing or calling 08 8983 0600.

The area of interest and proposed road opening is shown in the following images.