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Council presently maintains approximately;

  • Sealed roads 614 km
  • Unsealed roads 109 km
  • Cycle Paths 7.1 km

2017/18 Reseal Program

Works commenced Monday 30 October 2017 to address Shoulder drop off issues before resealing roads. Below is the estimated order of works and timeframe from the contractor for completion and is subject to weather:

Agostini Road (Knuckey Lagoon)

1 Day

Bastin Road (Howard Springs)

2 Days

Langton Road (Howard Springs)

2 Days

Alphatonia Road (Humpty Doo)

2 Days

Beard Road (Humpty Doo)

1 Day

Bees Creek Road (Bees Creek)

4 Days

Sunter Road (Herbert)

1 Day

Trippe (North) Road (Humpty Doo)

1 Day

Krichauff Road (Humpty Doo)

2 Days

Garganey Road (Humpty Doo)

1 Day

Paddy Court (Girraween)

1 Day

Pratincole (Humpty Doo)

1 Day

Works are expected to commence on the $1.5m Road Reseal Program on Monday 6 November 2017. Below is the estimated order of works from the contractor for completion and is subject to weather:

Working in the following order:

  1. Agostini Road

  2. Bastin Road, Mahaffey Road, Henning Road, Langton Road, Jarrold Place and Sandpiper Grove

  3. Alphatonio Road, Beard Road, Ewart Road and Boyd Court

  4. Lowther Road, Horne Road and Bees Creek Road

  5. Batu Road, Dominick Road, Sunter Road and Marjerrison Drive

  6. Strangways Road and Krichauff Road
  7. Andrews Road, Garganey Court, Paddy Court, Trippe (North) Road and Pioneer Drive

  8. Livingstone Road

  9. Mira Road (Southport)

  10. Peacock Road

  11. Daniel Road and Golding Road

Traffic management controls will be in place at all time, please drive carefully and obey all road works signage.


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 (from Arnhem Highway to Fogg Dam Road)
  • Channel Island
  • Cox Peninsula Road
  • Darwin River Road
  • Gunn Point Road
  • Howard Springs Road
  • Jenkins Road
  • Wagait Road
  • McMillans 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.