Within the Clutha District Waka Kotahi (NZTA) takes care of the State Highways and Clutha District Council maintains all other roads, known as local roads.
With a total network of 2,900 km, the Clutha District has the third largest local roading network in New Zealand. Of that 830 km is sealed and 2,050 is unsealed. Rural roads make up 95% of the total network. We also have 360 bridges.
However, roading assets we administer include more than just roads. There are also footpaths, streetlights and other assets that are associated with roads.
Main roading tasks include road, bridge and culvert maintenance and replacement; reforming and rehabilitating sealed roads; grading and metalling of unsealed roads; footpath maintenance and construction; seal extensions, car park maintenance and construction, street lighting and road safety engineering projects.
The majority of our roading activities are financially assisted by Land Transport New Zealand. However, not all roading activities are eligible for financial assistance.