On the road to a smooth har­vest

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

Deputy mayor Vicki Neele said coun­cil did the same thing in 2017.

‘‘And the feed­back helped to en­sure the road net­work was ready for the im­por­tant har­vest sea­son and ex­pected high vol­umes of traf­fic,’’ she said.

‘‘We are ask­ing our large-scale broad-acre pro­duc­ers, cart­ing 25 tonnes 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.

‘‘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 Thurs­day, June 7.

Lock­ing­ton: Lock­ing­ton Recre­ation Re­serve car park, Burns St, 9am-10am.

Toolleen: Way­side Stop, 23 Toolleen Rd, 10am-11am.

Gun­bower: The Work­shop Cafe, 3-5 Main S, 11am-12pm.

Corop: Corop Com­mu­nity Cen­tre car park, Ten­nis Court Rd, 12pm-1pm

Koyuga: Koyuga Recre­ation Re­serve car park, 961 O’Dea Rd, 2pm-3pm.

“Whilst we have a gen­eral un­der­stand­ing of the us­age from last year’s dis­cus­sions this can change from year to year,’’ Cr Neele said.

‘‘By ask­ing our pro­duc­ers now we can get the works done in a planned man­ner.’’

If un­able to at­tend a feed­back form is avail­able on coun­cil’s web­site un­der the “have your say” sec­tion and can be emailed to shire@cam­paspe.vic.gov.au by June 30.

Cr Neele said all in­for­ma­tion col­lected through the com­mu­nity ses­sions and feed­back forms will be col­lated and as­sessed for the works pro­gram. Cor­nella

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