- The program is jointly funded by Cardinia Shire Council, the Australian Government and property owners through a Special Charge Scheme.
- The program brings together the Strategic Sealed Roads Project (Council funded) and the Sealing Roads in the Dandenong Ranges and surrounds program (Australian Government funded), so that road sealing can be done in an integrated manner and Council funds can be used in the most effective way.
- The Cardinia Shire townships to benefit from the road sealing program include Avonsleigh, Beaconsfield, Beaconsfield Upper, Clematis, Cockatoo, Dewhurst, Emerald, Gembrook, Guys Hill, Mount Burnett, Nar Nar Goon North and Pakenham Upper.
- Sealing roads reduces dust and improves all weather access for residents and emergency vehicles. .
- Construction on the first roads is expected to start in late-2020.
- The Special Charge Scheme is necessary to ensure that the program can help as many local residents as possible.
- Council has capped landowner contributions at $7,000 per development unit for the life of the program, using the Australian Government funding to subsidise the remaining cost of the works.
- Contributing properties that will benefit from the works will be provided with a preliminary assessment of the extent of works, the design, and estimated costs to allow them to make an informed choice.
Council has signed off on a priority road list.
You can view the list here, or view them on the map below.
- Council will be contacting residents whose roads are scheduled for works as part of a consultation process. This will give affected homeowners a chance to better understand the project and have a say regarding their street.
- Property owners will be asked to decide on whether they would like their street to be part of this community changing project.
- Individual road sealing projects will only proceed if a majority of homeowners support the works in their street.
- If you are a tenant, your landlord will be consulted about the works.