Understanding how our council road works work

By Riverine Herald

CAMPASPE Shire Council has made its policy responsible for assessing and managing requests from the community to upgrade roads easier to understand.

Council revised it recently after speaking with members of the community, who made it clear the policy could not be properly understood. The update has been formulated to address areas of confusion, to help in understanding, and assist in easier use in applying the policy, both for council staff and applicants.

Changes include renaming the policy, simplifying the trigger for shared costs of any works, providing more detail around the basis of payment, details around the standards of construction, the policy’s relationship with the Local Government Act, and a stand down period of one year to allow reasonable time before revisiting an issue. The policy is available on council’s website.