Living with unmade roads

Our aim is to develop and nurture a commitment from the community to construct all unmade roads over time, through special charge street schemes.

Under the Local Government Act 2020 (Vic), Council is not required to undertake maintenance work on unmade roads, including grading and drainage works.

The importance and use of unmade roads has increased over the years with the spread of urban development. Unmade roads provide the traditional link between rural areas and the urban transport system. Traffic volumes and seasonal changes may cause the road surface to become dusty, muddy or rough, and in some cases impassable. That's why it's important to drive to conditions, for example following the advisory speed of 40kph in dusty conditions. Specialist Advisory signage is in place on some busy unmade roads.

The speed limit for all unsigned local roads is 50kph.

How much does it cost to maintain an unmade road?

The cost of maintaining an unmade road is nearly 3 times the cost of maintaining a sealed road.

For comparison purposes, the City has 719km of made road network, equating to $3,000 per kilometre. The remaining 41km of unmade road maintenance is at a rate of $9,000 per kilometre.

When approaching the grader with the flashing lights in operation, keep your vehicle well clear and observe any safety warning signs erected. 

If you witness hoon behaviour in the Frankston City, please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 to make a report.