Draft updated Road Management Plan open for public comment

Footpaths roads and drains

Council’s draft updated Road Management Plan (RMP), detailing standards for the maintenance and upgrade of roads, footpaths, drains and other road-related assets, is open for public comment.

Campaspe Mayor Cr Chrissy Weller said the aim of an RMP is to ensure the community gets a well-maintained road system while addressing social, safety, environmental and transport network concerns.

“The RMP helps to ensure that our public roads and road assets are maintained to a fit-for-purpose standard so we can travel and go about our daily business safely and conveniently,” Cr Weller said.

“As a rural Council, we have an extensive road system to maintain. This is made up of approximately 1,100 kms of sealed roads, 2,440 kms of gravel roads, 249 kms of footpaths, plus 69 bridges and major culverts, and 356 kms of kerb and channel.

“The RMP helps us to maintain these assets strategically and resourcefully by detailing the inspection regime, defect intervention levels and defect repair response times for all of these assets, and just as importantly how this can be achieved within our current resources.”

Council has reviewed the draft RMP, which was updated to ensure it aligns with the latest insurer’s advice, current policy, operational objectives, and available resources and now seeks your comments.

Members of the community are invited to review the draft RMP and provide any feedback by Friday, 23 July.

To view a copy of the draft RMP, visit Council’s website www.campaspe.vic.gov.au/RMP or a customer service centre. A quick online form is available to capture community comment.

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