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Gravel road info sought

By Country News

Campaspe Shire Council is planning ahead for the next harvest season, calling upon larger agricultural producers to assist council in determining high-usage gravel roads.

Mayor Adrian Weston said it was important high-use gravel and earth roads used by rural producers during harvest, could cater for the heavy and high volumes of traffic expected.

‘‘We are asking our large-scale broadacre producers, carting 25tonnes or more per load, what gravel or earth roads they are planning to use, how many truck movements and tonnes, and roughly at what time periods,’’ Cr Weston said.

Although council says it has a general understanding of road usage from previous years, this can change from year to year.

Information obtained will assist council staff in planning grading works for the coming months, to ensure specific roads are targeted and ready for heavy use.

‘‘Working in consultation with the community will go long way in ensuring key roads are targeted and ready for the harvest season ahead,’’ Cr Weston said.

Information will be collected through feedback forms and will be collated and assessed for the works program.

■Feedback forms are available on council’s website, under the ‘have your say’ section and can be emailed to shire@campaspe.vic.gov.au by Friday, August 9.