Private Roads

Homes built in Whitehorse before the late 1940s may experience ongoing surface maintenance issues and flooding because some developers did not build the appropriate infrastructure.

While the cost of building a new road and drainage is the responsibility of the property owners adjoining the road, Council can provide a scheme to manage the construction work and the costs can be paid in instalments. This scheme is called a Street Improvement Scheme.  

Once the new road is constructed to Council’s standard, Council will take over responsibility for future maintenance and repairs.

For further details refer to Council’s Special Charge Scheme Policy ( PDF 67.47KB).