It's a call out for information that comes with the warning: only finite funds are available.
Liverpool Plains Shire Council wants to know which roads need work, as they strengthen their calls for more financial assistance from the government.
It comes as they welcome government funding of $118,655 to undertake heavy patching on the Coonabarabran Rd, $100,000 for asphalt works on George Street in Quirindi and $95,000 for heavy patching on Lindsays Gap Road.
Council will utilise Block Grant funding to match these contributions, Mayor Doug Hawkins said.
[W]hile we are grateful for what we receive much more is necessary to address the recognised backlog of road works nationwide.Doug Hawkins
He said staff had recently inspected 1283 kilometres of roads, the entire Shire Road network, with the exception of the New England and Kamilaroi Highways.
This survey will be used to prioritise work.
"A constant problem for local government in rural areas is finding the funding necessary to maintain such large networks," he lamented.
"Our council has a limited rate base and as such we are largely dependent on funding through the State and Federal governments to carry out road maintenance.
"[W]hile we are grateful for what we receive much more is necessary to address the recognised backlog of road works nationwide."
He said there was "no doubt" that insufficient road maintenance would affect future freight productivity and economic growth.
"In this regard LPSC has been fortunate to receive the funding that has allowed improvements to the Willow Tree to Merriwa Road, and to seal Williewarina Road and Mystery Roads as important cross country links, however much more is needed to maintain or upgrade other important Shire roads to meet this requirement," he continued.
Cr Hawkins said if anyone has an issue regarding roads they wish to bring to council's attention, he asks them to write to council either via post or email.
In light of several major road based projects being carried out across the Plains, he asked residents to be mindful of the fact that funds "are limited".
"Council will continue to seek out further funding to support road maintenance projects, but I do ask residents to remember that such projects are becoming increasingly expensive and there are only finite resources available."
"Along with Local Government NSW, which represents all NSW Councils, we will continue to lobby for more road funding," he said.