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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/05/2004   
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Contents >> Transport >> Government roads >> Local government roads

At January 2004, local government authorities maintained 14,021 kilometres of roads across Tasmania.

Greater Hobart-Southern Region had the longest total length of roads owned by local government (5,211 kilometres), followed by the Northern Region (5,175 kilometres) and then Mersey-Lyell (3,921 kilometres).

Of the 5,211 kilometres of roads owned by local government in the Greater-Hobart Southern Region, 24.0% were located in urban areas and 76.0% located in rural areas. Of the 4,890 kilometres of roads owned by local government in the Northern Region, 17.5 % were located in urban areas and 82.6% located in rural areas. Of the 3,921 kilometres of roads owned by local government in the Mersey-Lyell Region, 17.7% were located in urban areas and 82.3% located in rural areas.

Northern Midlands local government area (LGA) had the longest total length of roads owned by local government (979 kilometres). The majority of roads in this LGA were rural (867 kilometres, or 88.6%).


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

Local government area
km
km
km
km
km

Greater Hobart-Southern
Brighton
60
-
58
35
153
Central Highlands
16
2
79
655
752
Clarence
243
4
124
60
430
Derwent Valley
32
4
65
229
330
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
71
16
76
182
345
Glenorchy
240
-
38
15
293
Hobart
288
9
-
-
297
Huon Valley
24
10
134
589
757
Kingborough
111
-
130
272
513
Sorell
31
41
86
177
335
Southern Midlands
30
13
132
628
803
Tasman
6
2
50
145
203
Total
1,152
101
972
2,987
5,211

Northern
Break O'Day
82
-
120
353
554
Dorset
46
9
206
478
739
Flinders Island
6
3
67
309
385
George Town
38
3
111
134
285
Launceston
350
-
123
234
707
Meander
111
13
434
234
792
Northern Midlands
99
13
463
404
979
West Tamar
77
5
197
170
449
Total
809
46
1,721
2,316
4,890

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
120
-
161
72
352
Central Coast
127
1
395
140
663
Circular Head
51
1
215
500
767
Devonport
157
-
68
14
239
Kentish
18
2
220
245
485
King Island
10
4
37
381
432
Latrobe
48
2
159
77
286
Waratah/Wynyard
64
4
189
265
522
West Coast
67
17
15
76
175
Total
662
31
1,459
1,770
3,921

Tasmania
2,620
178
4, 152
7, 071
14,021

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

Source: State Grants Commission, Department of Treasury and Finance.

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