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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
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At February 2004, state government authorities maintained 3,403.36 kilometres of roads across Tasmania. (This figure excludes the National Highway, which is managed by the state government but funded by the Commonwealth government).

The Greater Hobart-Southern Region had the longest total length of roads owned by state government (1,381.93 kilometres), followed by the Mersey-Lyell Region (1,055.18 kilometres) and then the Northern Region (966.25 kilometres).

Of the 1,381.93 kilometres of roads owned by state government in the Greater-Hobart Southern Region, 90.7% were located in rural areas and 9.3% located in urban areas. Of the 966.25 kilometres of roads owned by state government in the Northern Region, 91.9% were located in rural areas and 8.1% located in urban areas. Of the 1,055.18 kilometres of roads owned by state government in the Mersey-Lyell Region, 95.2% were located in rural areas and 4.8% located in urban areas.

Central Highlands local government area (LGA) had the longest total length of roads owned by state government (315.97 kilometres), with the majority of roads being rural (312.01 kilometres, or 98.7%).


ROADS OWNED BY STATE GOVERNMENT(a), By local government areas - February 2004
Urban sealed
Rural sealed
Rural unsealed
Total roads

Local government area
km
km
km
km

Greater Hobart-Southern
Brighton
4.06
26.02
-
30.08
Central Highlands
3.96
257.03
54.98
315.97
Clarence
20.29
102.24
-
122.53
Derwent Valley
12.43
150.07
14.70
177.20
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
10.40
180.31
-
190.71
Glenorchy
19.15
12.65
-
31.80
Hobart
13.10
8.21
-
21.31
Huon Valley
18.35
136.54
7.45
162.34
Kingborough
12.60
112.40
21.66
146.66
Sorell
7.67
44.47
-
52.14
Southern Midlands
3.91
79.49
-
83.40
Tasman
2.79
45.00
-
47.79
Total
128.71
1,154.43
98.79
1,381.93

Northern
Break O'Day
9.33
173.12
-
182.45
Dorset
9.36
129.77
-
139.13
Flinders
-
28.41
-
28.41
George Town
2.23
75.64
-
77.87
Launceston
18.34
139.58
3.51
161.43
Meander Valley
13.49
137.07
-
150.56
Northern Midlands
8.15
130.82
3.25
142.22
West Tamar
16.94
67.24
-
84.18
Total
77.84
881.65
6.76
966.25

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
14.76
39.08
-
53.84
Central Coast
2.42
7.62
-
10.04
Circular Head
4.20
99.37
80.01
183.58
Devonport
6.45
2.25
-
8.70
Kentish
1.36
104.46
7.74
113.56
King Island
3.86
70.57
2.00
78.43
Latrobe
3.20
61.30
-
64.50
Waratah/Wynyard
5.74
202.58
30.09
238.41
West Coast
8.40
295.72
-
304.12
Total
50.39
884.95
119.84
1,055.18

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Tasmania
256.94
2,921.03
225.39
3,403.36

- nil or rounded to zero
(a) The sum of the components may differ from the total, due to the effects of rounding.

Source: Asset Information Group, Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources.

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