Committee to give feedback on Colac Otway roads

November 1, 2018 BY

Colac Otway mayor Joe McCracken and deputy mayor Jason Schram have invited people to join the Roads Advisory Committee.

THE Colac Otway Shire is providing a new opportunity for community members to have an active role in helping improve the municipality’s road network.

Shire mayor Joe McCracken said the establishment of the Colac Otway Roads Advisory Committee provided a great opportunity to bring together community members and relevant road authority representatives to make a difference

“We know there are concerns with the condition of roads, which are critical both socially and economically for our region’s growth, and we are focused on improving all roads for all road users.

“Colac Otway Shire Council is responsible for maintenance of 557 kilometres of sealed roads, 1,014 kilometres of gravel roads and a further 48 kilometres of formed roads.

“The primary responsibility of the Colac Otway Roads Advisory Committee will be to provide feedback to Council in relation to the strategic management of Council’s road assets.

“Council believes a Roads Advisory Committee will be an effective method of receiving feedback from the community and stakeholders relying on Council’s road network.”

Cr Jason Schram said that while road safety would be a key focus, the committee would also aim to improve management of the road network as a whole.

“We look forward to hearing from local residents who have knowledge of the Colac Otway Shire road network, and the challenges involved with the shire’s topography and climate.”

Community members can ask for the terms of reference for the committee or more information by emailing [email protected] or in person at the Colac Otway Shire offices in Colac or Apollo Bay.

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