Hitting the road to talk about roads

Published on 24 January 2022


Moyne Shire Councillors and staff will hit the road next month to talk about the condition of the road network with local residents.

As part of the Roads Remarks listening tour will visit Mortlake, Hawkesdale, Nullawarre and Yambuk over four Fridays in February.

Mayor Cr Ian Smith said Council wanted to hear from people who use the local road network each and every day.

“There are 3,564km of roads within Moyne Shire – 603 kilometers of those are managed by the State Government and the remaining 2961 kilometers are managed by Moyne Shire Council,” Cr Smith said.

“We want to know what the concerns are about the roads under our control, but any information about State Government controlled roads will also help when we are talking with Regional Roads Victoria and the State Government.

“This is a chance for the community to speak with their Councillors and with council staff about the number one issue in the region and I’d encourage anyone with anything thoughts to attend one of the sessions.”

 Road Remarks Sessions will be held at:

  • Clarke’s Café in Mortlake between 10am and 11am on February 4
  • Hawkesdale Post Office between 10am and 11am on February 11
  • Nullawarre Childers Restaurant between 10am and 11am on February 18
  • Yambuk Store between 10am and 11am on February 25


Cr Smith said this would be the first round of a Road Remarks sessions and more would be scheduled in other parts of the shire in the coming months.

“We are making good headway on our local road network, with our largest ever capital works program underway, spending about $10 million upgrading and renewing local roads,” he said.

“But we know there is more we can do and the Road Remarks tour is a perfect way for us to get direct feedback.”


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