All operations in the Muswellbrook Shire Local Government Area that are permitted to blast will typically have an Enviornmental Protection License.

All complaints should be directed to the relevant operation. Contact the Mining operation directly, or the Department of Environment and Climate Change on 131 555.

Current blast notices

  • Mount Pleasant Operation will be blasting on Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 at appoxminately 9am. Wybong Rd will be closed for 15 minutes.
  • Mt Arthur Coal will be blasting on Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 at appoxminately 10:30am. Edderton & Denman Roads will be closed for 15 minutes.
  • Mount Pleasant Operation will be blasting on Thursday, 16 Aug 2018 at appoxminately 5pm. Wybong Rd will be closed for 15 minutes.

To undertake work/activity on or alongside a public roads or utility service an S138 permit must first be obtained. This includes temporary road or footpath occupancy, such as the installation of a skip bin.

overmass truck

To obtain a permit to travel in an oversized, overmass, or overdimension vehicle on council roads in Muswellbrook Shire you must first obtain a permit.

Roadworks taking place along Hill Street in Muswellbrook

Resealing is applying bitumen and aggregate to the surface of a road.

Resealing maximises the lifespan of the road

Resealing provides a smoother surface, it waterproofs and protects the underlying pavement. Resealing also ensures a dust free, skid resistant surface that enhances safety and comfort for road users.
The resealing process itself does not overcome structural imperfections in the road itself. Although the surface of the road will be greatly improved, resealing a road will not return it to an ‘as new’ condition. This is not the purpose of the resealing process.

Increasing the frequency with which Council reseals roads leads to greater protection of the underlying pavement, which in turn prevents deterioration and maximises the lifespan of the road.
Resealing a road is a bit like painting a weatherboard house periodically through its life. It allows the road to achieve its intended life as it stops the underlying structure of the road from degrading as quickly as it would without the application of the reseal.

Like with your house’s paint, it is only effective to apply a reseal to a surface in sound condition. That’s why it sometimes might look like we are working on a road that is already in reasonable condition. It’s important to understand that this is the purpose of resealing.

Long term, it represents sound economic and engineering practice, and is the most cost-effective solution to maximising the lifespan of our roads.

Differences between resealing, heavy patching and pothole/shoulder repairs

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