Call Council Office 08 8083 8900

Pooncarie Road Initial Seal

Council have largely completed the essential pre-construction works for the Pooncarie Rd Initial Seal Project. 

The Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit (AHIP) was received this week which will allow staff to identify and mark identified Aboriginal objects for conservation purposes prior to works commencing.

Construction commencement is now programmed for Tuesday 19 January 2021.

The project to seal 61km of unsealed road within Central Darling Shire is jointly funded by the State and Federal Governments.

If you have any further queries relating to the project you can contact Council’s Engineering Office on 08 8083 8800

Pooncarie Road update

Work has commenced on Pooncarie Road


24 February 2021

Users of Pooncarie road will have noticed work to upgrade and seal a 61km stretch of Pooncarie Road has started.

Three contract crews are working on the upgrade with diversions in place on the three sites, located on the first five kilometre stretch from Menindee, plus 20-24km from Menindee and 40-45km from Menindee.

These locations have been chosen to assist with efficient access to equipment and water for construction.

Speed restrictions and traffic control are in place in these areas, and Council thanks road users for their understanding while these works are undertaken.

In 2019, Central Darling Shire Council commenced the Pooncarie Road Initial Seal Project with joint funding from Federal Government and NSW Government. The main objective of the project is to provide safe access throughout the year for the local community.

The existing gravel road is a dry weather road and is closed for extended periods following minor rain events. The project will help the nearby community by boosting economic and social status as well as provide a safe and reliable transport route for the travelling public.

The key features of the project include raising the road level to improve flood resistance, rebuilding and sealing the road, improved drainage to minimize the impact on the road during flooding, and improved safety.