Targa High Country returns to local roads
ONE of the biggest road rallies in Australia is coming back to the Strathbogie Shire this November.
Three short-term road closures have been approved by Council for the eighth annual Targa High Country rally on Friday, November 10.
All vehicles involved in the competitive rally will stop in Binney Street, Euroa for lunch and a public car display, as they have done in previous years.
The roads affected by the event (and the times they are closed) are:
Galls Gap Road (between Euroa- Mansfield Road and Kippings Road) – 9am-3pm
Harry’s Creek Road (between Creek Junction Road and Hays Road) – 9.35am-3pm
Binney Street, Euroa (between Railway Street and Brock Street) – 10.08am-2.38pm
Strathbogie Shire mayor Amanda McClaren said Targa Australia have sent letters to each resident/ratepayer with properties in the 3666 and 3669 postcodes informing them of the closures and event.
“In addition to this, council will arrange letters to be mailed to specific properties located on both the Galls Gap Road and Harry’s Creek Road legs where the property address and mailing address do not match,” she said.
“Council reminds residents who live on the closed roads that they will not be able to leave their homes or access their properties during this time until the roads are reopened.”
She said the entire region would be promoted around the world during the event.
“This is a very big thing for our community and will do wonders for the local economy as well as showcase what our beautiful shire has to offer in terms of scenery and attractions,” she said.
In the case of medical emergencies occurring for affected residents during the road closure period, the race will be stopped to allow access of emergency vehicles.
Targa will also have an intensive care paramedic on site which will enable faster than normal access to medical treatment.
Marshals will be stationed at all road closure points during the closures, providing advice to drivers of approaching vehicles of alternative detour routes to the specific destination they are seeking.
For more information on the event, visit www. targa. com. au or call ( 03) 62218800.