Council owns many road reserves that do not contain a formed road and only exist as uncleared bushland.
Most of these road reserves are inherited remnants of Goyder’s 1869 survey in this locality, which have been passed down to successive government agencies, sitting today with Litchfield Council.
There are estimated to be hundreds of kilometres of these uncleared bushland roads within the Litchfield Municipality.
Council acknowledges these uncleared bushland road reserves as existing conditions at the time of property acquisition.
Council currently does not have a program in place for upgrades to the existing conditions of these uncleared bushland road reserves.
Council prioritises its road upgrades for the hundreds of kilometres of existing formed roads.
Council will not upgrade uncleared bushland road reserves to facilitate access to private properties.
While property owners are allowed to travel on these uncleared bushland road reserves as a public road reserve, travel along these uncleared bushland road reserves is at the individual’s own risk.
It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure they remain within the public road reserve and don't veer into any adjacent private property (trespass).
Whilst travel along these uncleared bushland road reserves is at the individual’s own risk, if frequent travel occurs, Council may install formal signs indicating the road reserve is an unmaintained road.