Road Condition Report and Planned Maintenance

Road Condition Report

Broome Cape Leveque Road

Last updated:19 May at 8.17am

The Broome Cape Leveque Road has the following current vehicle road restrictions:

  1. Road is OPEN to 4wd vehicles under 11 tonnes gross mass (vehicle and load)
  2. Road is CLOSED to all vehicles in excess of 11 tonnes gross mass (vehicle and load)
  3. Road is CLOSED to road trains at all times.

NOTE:

Extreme Caution is advised at all times, especially at floodways, washouts and creek crossings.Always reduce speed at potholes and washouts, as they can be much deeper than they appear.

4WD is recommended at all times and it is not advised to travel with caravans, trailers or boat trailers unless specifically built for rough conditions.

Unsealed Shire Roads

Last updated:19 May at 8.17am

The following is the current vehicle road restrictions:

Manari Road: OPEN - CLOSED FROM QUONDONG TO JAMES PRICE POINT 

Willie Creek Road: OPEN

Crab Creek Road: OPEN

Carter Road: OPEN 

Kavite Road: OPEN

Fairway Drive (past end of seal): OPEN

Cable Beach Access (North): OPEN 4WD ONLY

NOTE:

Although the road may be signposted and reported as "OPEN", the road may still become impassable or dangerous due to heavy rain, without notification or warning.

Caution is advised at all times, especially at floodways and washouts.

4WD is recommended on all unsealed roads and drivers should travel in accordance with road conditions at all times.

Further Advice on Road Closure Reports

Although road closure signage and radio reports are updated as they occur on Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays, the reports on this website are only updated Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm. If you would like any further information during office hours please contact the Executive Support Officer (Infrastructure Services) on 08 9191 3408.

For the latest information on road closures on Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays, please contact the Duty Ranger on 0407 382 079. If there is no answer please leave a detailed message and the Duty Ranger will return your call. If you require information regard Roads outside of the Shire of Broome boundary please contact Main Roads WA on 138138.

Permit to Access a Closed Road

Shire of Broome roads are classified under the Main Roads Western Australia (MRWA) Permit Networks system. A Permit is required from MRWA to operate a RAV (Restricted Access Vehicle) on a road in excess of the designated Network Level. Written support from the Shire is a pre-requisite to obtaining a Permit from MRWA, however it remains a decision of MRWA as to whether a permit will be issued.

Form 1 - Support of MRWA Permit Excess MRWA Network (PDF)

Form 2 - Permit BCL Rd in Excess 11 Tonnes Wet Season (PDF) 

Under the provisions of Section 3.50 of the Local Government Act 1995, Council closes the Broome Cape Leveque Road to all vehicles of a gross vehicle mass over eleven (11) tonnes each wet season - 1st December until 31st March each year.  Exceptions for over-limit vehicles may be granted to vehicles supplying “essential” services under specific permits issued by the Shire of Broome

Please note the linked policy 3.1.22 in regards to Road Closures

Please note that financial penalties can be enforced for any vehicles that do not comply with the above clauses under the Shire of Broome Local Government Property and Public Places Local Law 2012.

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