Policies, procedures and strategies directory - Highways Asset Management Plan
Our highways are valuable assets which are vital to the economic and social well-being of our communities. Re-evaluation of our highway network as part of the Governments “Whole of Government Accounts” process has proven that the road network is the most valuable asset that the local authority manages, and its management will be critical to support the areas future development of commerce, new housing and jobs growth.
In recent years the investment in highway infrastructure and its performance has been increasingly under the spotlight. The current financial challenges and increased public demands and expectations have meant that we have had to re-think the way we manage our highway infrastructure. Recent severe weather has also provided tangible evidence of the fragility of our highway network, and raised awareness of the financial and other challenges involved in maintaining an ageing infrastructure.