Campaspe Shire starts planning harvest roads

October 02, 2017

CAMPASPE Shire Council is inviting large agricultural producers to discuss gravel roads they plan to utilise in advance of this season’s harvest.

Mayor Adrian Weston said they want to make sure the gravel and earth road network can cater for the heavy and high volumes of traffic expected.

“We are asking our large scale broad-acre producers, carting 25 tonnes or more per load, what roads they are planning to use, how many truck movements and tonnes, and roughly at during what time period,’’ he said. “This information will assist our staff in planning grading works for the coming months, to ensure specific roads are targeted and ready for heavy use.”

Council is inviting producers to community sessions on Wednesday, October 11 at:

■Rochester Sports Club carpark, 9.30-10.30am.

■Kyabram Basketball Stadium, 9-10am.

■Colbinabbin Football Ground, 11am-12pm.

■Echuca Library, 11.30am-12.30pm.

“We have a general understanding of usage from previous years but this can change year to year. By asking our producers now, we can get the works done in a planned manner,” Cr Weston said.

If unable to attend, producers are still asked to respond to the three questions:

■What gravel and earth roads you need to use?

■How many truck movements and tonnes?

■What dates (roughly)?

Email your responses to [email protected]

All data from community meets and email will be collated and assessed for the works program.

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