Coun­cil on track with gravel roads

Campaspe News - - NEWS -

CAM­PASPE Shire Coun­cil is invit­ing larger agri­cul­tural pro­duc­ers to dis­cuss what gravel roads they plan to utilise in ad­vance of this sea­son’s har­vest.

Mayor Adrian We­ston said they want to make sure the gravel and earth road net­work can cater for the heavy and high vol­umes of traf­fic ex­pected.

“We are ask­ing our large scale broad-acre pro­duc­ers, cart­ing 25 tonnes or more per load, what roads they are plan­ning to use, how many truck move­ments and tonnes, and roughly dur­ing what time pe­riod,’’ he said.

“This in­for­ma­tion will as­sist our staff in plan­ning grad­ing works for the com­ing months, to en­sure spe­cific roads are tar­geted and ready for heavy use.”

Coun­cil is invit­ing pro­duc­ers to com­mu­nity ses­sions on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 11 at:

Rochester Sports Club carpark, 9.30am10.30am. ■ Kyabram Bas­ket­ball Sta­dium, 9am-10am. ■ Col­binab­bin Foot­ball Ground, 11am-12 noon.

Echuca Li­brary, 11.30am-12.30pm. “Whilst we have a gen­eral un­der­stand­ing of the us­age from pre­vi­ous years, this can change from year to year. By ask­ing our pro­duc­ers now, we can get the works done in a planned man­ner,” Cr We­ston said.

If un­able to at­tend, pro­duc­ers are still asked to re­spond to the three ques­tions: ■ What gravel and earth roads you need to use? ■ How many truck move­ments and tonnes? ■ What dates (roughly)? In­for­ma­tion can be emailed through to

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