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The Engineering Services Department of Greater Hume Shire is located in the Culcairn Office and is responsible for providing residents with a number of Council services throughout the Shire including:

  • Construction and maintenance of roads and bridges.
  • Parks, gardens and reserves management and maintenance.
  • Water and sewerage services and planning.
  • Stormwater management.
  • Public amenities.
  • Road safety information.
  • Risk management.
  • Emergency services management.
  • Survey and design.
  • Geographical information systems mapping (GIS).
  • Council's depots, plant and equipment maintenance and management.
  • Local quarries.
  • Holbrook Airpark.

If you require a Road Opening Permit please click here for an application form.

If you require applications or certificates relating to water and sewerage services and planning please click here.


Jingellic Road (Yarara Gap) Reconstruction

Community Update 3

7 April 2016
The project is on track for completion this month with the Contractor expected to leave site by Friday, 29 April.
Final seal of remaining 1.2km of works will be undertaken next week (11 - 15 April) with prime and two coat seal to placed over a number of days.
Once seals have been completed, guard rail, line marking and guideposts will be installed.
Last month
Major works completed in last month is the laying and compaction of pavement material for the remaining 1.2km.
Completion of additional inlet and outlet works on major culvert structure in creek at eastern end of the project.
Final cross drainage culverts laid and concrete spoon drains constructed. Project is running approximately 4 weeks late due to wet weather and additional work on creek culvert structure.
Project (25-29 April) 
Cleanup of site will commence shortly. Fencing of land acquisitions for project is currently underway.
Official Opening
We are proposing an opening to be held in early May (a date yet to be confirmed) with B Double gazettal of the
road planned for Monday, 2 May 2016.
For any issues that requires attention by the contractor please ring Council’s Road Emergency Number Mob: 0419 405 768.

Community Update 2

24 December 2015
Greater Hume Shire Council has been successful in obtaining major funding for the Jingellic Road (Yarara Gap) $3.5M reconstruction. It is expected that construction will commence in September with the project aimed to finish prior to the 2016 Easter holiday period.

Work on the project is progressing well with all of the major earthworks/drainage and substantial part of the road pavement being completed on the 2.2km steep section (Separable Portion B). The remaining gravel pavement on this section will be completed in January with the bitumen seal being placed in late January.

Some preliminary works have been undertaken on the 600m section at the Holbrook (western) end of the project (Separable Portion A ) with major road reconstruction commencing late January. Replacement of a major box culvert on this section will also be done.

It is expected that this section of road to be completed in March with the whole project being completed late March /early April 2016.


To report problems with  EXISTING streetlights eg broken lens or not working etc directly to Essential Energy by calling 132 391 or via their website at go to Quick Links > Street lighting.  This will take you directly to Report a Streetlight Fault online form, follow the prompts and SUBMIT.
If there is a problem with shade streetlights, dim globes or installation of glare shields on existing streetlights please contact one of Greater Hume Shire Council's Customer Service Centres to report the problem.
Note: To expediate the process please advise the pole number, where available.
All enquiries requesting the provision of NEW Streetlights should be in writing to Greater Hume Shire Council.
For more information, or if you need assistance with any of the above services, contact Council staff at the:

Culcairn Office

Address: 40 Balfour Street Culcairn NSW 2660
Phone: (02) 6029 8588
Fax: (02) 6029 8607

General Council enquiries are also available from staff at the:

Holbrook Office

Address: 39 Young Street, Holbrook NSW 2644
Phone: (02) 6036 0100
Fax: (02) 6036 2683


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