Road tree re­movals

Southern Riverina news - - News -

Trees will be re­moved and safety rail­ing in­stalled along parts of Ber­ri­gan Shire roads un­der the shire’s new Road­side Haz­ard Treat­ment Pol­icy.

Mayor John Bruce said coun­cil staff will need to con­duct an au­dit of the shire’s roads, and he does not yet know how many trees will be re­moved.

He ex­pects the im­ple­men­ta­tion to take months, or years.

The pol­icy was on public dis­play be­fore it was passed, with no sub­mis­sions made.

‘‘We will prob­a­bly get public com­ment when we start to push trees over. But we’re just go­ing to have to ac­cept that,’’ he said.

The mayor said the changes have been im­ple­mented state-wide.

‘‘It’s not a re­ac­tion to a large num­ber of sin­gle ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dents where they run into trees,’’ he said.

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