Targa High Coun­try re­turns to lo­cal roads

Euroa Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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