Moyne Commits $9 Million to Local Roads

Published on 26 June 2019

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Addressing one of the community’s biggest concerns, Council this week approved $9.2 million to be spent on local roads in the 2019/20 capital works budget.

Moyne Shire Mayor, Councillor Mick Wolfe said the program of road works focuses on improving safety for all motorists in the Shire.

“The road works budget includes $5 million for road rehabilitation, $2 million for resealing, and $1 million for resheeting unsealed roads,” said Councillor Wolfe.

“Council recently received updated condition rating information on the road network and we’re currently using this information to determine the priority road rehabilitation projects.

“The budget also includes $240,000 of safety improvements for the Dundonnell-Nerrin Road, which was identified and prioritised by the local community.

“This capital expenditure is in addition to funding for local Dundonnell roads coming from Council’s decision to commit the first year of rate revenue from the Dundonnell Wind Farm to local roads.”

Further safety improvements for local roads are also in the budget with $334,000 committed to a road safety package, $100,000 to intersection improvements and $50,000 to roads signs.

At this week’s Council meeting approval was also given to contribute $115,000 to the sealing of Waters Lane, Mortlake and $194,000 for sealing of O’Keefe’s Road, Winslow.

The level of investment should be welcome news for the residents who participated in the recent Customer Satisfaction Survey, which indicated the area in most need of improvement is Council’s maintenance of both unsealed and sealed roads.