Roads, Bridges & Reserves

Kentish Council is responsible for the construction and maintenance of many roads, bridges, paths, parks and reserves in the district.

Kentish has 472km of sealed (55%) and unsealed roads.  Sealed roads are inspected regularly and independently assessed every four years so that regular maintenance and rebuilding programs can be scheduled.  Council has an annual grading and re-surfacing program for more than 200km of unsealed roads in the district. The district also has over 100 bridges which the council maintains.  

Whilst the Council conducts regular inspections of these community assets, the keen observations of the general public are invaluable to alert us of any unforseen problems.  Please report any issues directly to the Council officers on 03 6491 0200.

 Road Works


Sheffield Road, Acacia Hills - Landslip Repair Works

UPDATE 11/4/2017:

State Growth have advised the Landslip Repair Works have been delayed and will now commence on Tuesday 18 April (Easter Tuesday) and are expected to be complete by Wednesday 10 May 2017.

State Growth apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep residents updated of any further changes to the works.

The following information has been provided by the Department of State Growth:

In late 2016, a landslip occured on Sheffield Road at Acacia Hills between Coles Road and Knox Drive, undermining the south bound lane.

State Growth intend to commence works to repair the slip on Monday, 10 April 2017.  During these works this section of Sheffield Road will be reduced to one lane and traffic lights will be used to control traffic flow.  Concrete barriers will be installed around the work zone and reduced speed limits will be in place.  Delays to the travelling public can be expected and motorists should allow extra time for their journey.

To ensure the safety of road users and construction staff, please obey all signs and speed limits.

For further information regarding these works, please contact Adam Garrigan, State Growth, on 0408 969 702

Bridle Track Road Improvements

Kentish Council has commenced works on Bridle Track Road to improve the road surface on a section of the Bridle Track from the Sheffield Road intersection for approximately 850 metres. Works will include widening the road pavement to accommodate improved table drainage. The pavement will also be strengthened and sealed to remove the existing surface potholes and road failures. It is expected the works will be completed by mid to late April.  Motorists should drive to the road conditions and obey all road signs.

Widening of Back Road, Wilmot

Works are scheduled to commence on 10th April 2017.

Road Closures


The Kentish Council wishes to advise the following temporary road closure for Native Plains Road:

Location: Native Plains Road & Merseylea Road intersection to Native Rock Road, Railton

Dates:     Tuesday 10th October 2017 to 13th October 2017 (inclusive)

Times:    7.30am to 4.30 pm each day

Purpose: Falling & removal of trees

Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.  Enquires may be directed to Dennis Ball on 0427849472.



The Minnow River bridge in Dawkins Road, Lower Beulah will be closed from 8am onMonday 25 September 2017 until 5pm on Monday 9 October 2017.

Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.  Enquires may be directed to Council on 64910200.



A 15t load limit has been put in place for Lower Beulah Road.  It is expected the load limit will be in place for a period of 6 months.



Wilmot Road, Lower Wilmot – All construction works have been completed to repair the landslip. Sealing the gravel surface is yet to be completed.



Tasmania Police

State Growth 


Roadwork Required?

We appreciate your concerns and thank you for taking the time to alert Council.

Please use this form to report roadworks in need of attention.

NOTE:  Forms are subitted to council via an email forwarding service and will be actioned upon receipt.  If you have asked for feedback and have not received a response within 30 days you are advised to please contact the Council via telephone (03 6491 0200) or in person during business hours as this will insure that your communication has been received and actioned appropriately.

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