Temporary Road Closures
The Hills SES Facebook and Twitter pages also provide information on storm activity, floods and emergency response. Give them a follow or like.
Road closure information is also available at https://www.livetraffic.com/
Road Closures Due to Flooding
For road closure updates across the weekend please visit Council's Facebook or Twitter pages.
Potholes and Fallen Trees - Please use the “Report it to Council” webpage to report issues such as potholes and fallen trees.
Note: Please be advised that Wiseman's Ferry is currently closed to visitors due to the closure of ferries, kiosks, amenities and parks.
- Sackville Ferry - Temporary closure for major flood repairs from 13 - 17 February 2023, from 9am to 2:30pm.
- Work includes: removing washed-away soil and flood-damaged timber retaining wall, building a new retaining wall with sandstone blocks, and replacing asphalt on the road at the Maroota approach.
- For more information, call 132 701 or visit livetraffic.com
Related Information - Flood Recovery
The Hills Shire Council Emergency Management
Temporary Road Closures
Red Gables Road, Box Hill
In accordance with Section 115 of the Roads Act 1993, Council agreed to the temporary closure of Red Gables Road, Box Hill to vehicle traffic to enable bulk earthworks associated with The Gables development.
A further extension of time for the road closure of the remaining two sections of Red Gables Road has been approved with the following timeframes to reopen Red Gables Road in stages proposed:
- Red Gables Road from Boundary Road to Sunburst Circuit: February 2023
- Red Gables Road from Cataract Road to Janpieter Road: December 2023
The extension of time for the road closure of Red Gables Road is required to enable continued work to be completed on The Gables development sites on the northern and southern sides of Red Gables Road. Sections of Red Gables Road will reopen in stages as they are completed throughout this time. A plan of the proposed timeframes for reopening sections of Red Gables Road is available below:
Red Gables Road Opening Plan 2022 - 2023(PDF, 3MB)
During the full closure of Red Gables Road the same detour will be in place as per the route below which will require vehicles to use the new residential streets to the south of your property to access Boundary Road.
Further information can be obtained by contacting Council’s Road Safety Officer, Angela Vernicos on Ph: 02 9843 0145.
COUNCIL HAS A RESPONSIBILITY FOR RESIDENTIAL ROADS WITHIN THE SHIRE
The State Government's Roads and Maritime Services (formerly the RTA) maintains major roads such as Windsor Road, Old Northern Road and Showground Road. It is the RMS' responsibility to make improvements to these roads such as installing clearways along Old Northern Road in front of Castle Towers and Old Northern Road just north of the Seven Hills Road/Windsor Road intersection.
The State Government has stated that competing priorities in funding for other State road projects across the metropolitan area means that some road projects within the Shire, such as the ones mentioned above, are unable to be funded at the present time.
Residents can assist the process by raising RMS road issues with their Local Member of Parliament.
Traffic concerns are often raised by residents and the business community. Generally, people ask about the future of main arterial roads like Showground Road, Windsor Road, and Norwest Boulevarde.
A Key priority of Council’s community strategy is to improve road and traffic facilities to make using our roads safer and more efficient. Council has a number of plans proposed and these form the traffic and transport blueprint.
Traffic and Transport Blueprint for Key Projects(PDF, 221KB)