Roads and Transportation


Under Section 76 of the Roads Act 1993, Landowners and occupiers of land are obliged to take all reasonable steps to ensure that water can drain off a public road onto their land and to ensure that water, soil or other materials do not escape from their land on to the road.

Offenders may be served with a notice by the Council, which if not acted upon, can lead to prosecutions and fines if pursued through the Courts.  

If you wish to report an issue relating to drainage or flooding on the public road, please use our online portal.

If you require further information, please contact your Local Area Engineers Office.