Survey to guide maintenance and renewal of Council’s transport network

Sunraysia residents are invited to provide their input into how Mildura Rural City Council prioritises the maintenance and renewal of our region’s transport network.

Despite most major roads, highways and bridges falling under the responsibility of state government, Council is still responsible for maintaining and renewing more than 5000 kilometres of roads, footpaths, shared paths, roadside drainage and associated amenities.

Council’s General Manager Development Mandy Whelan said given the breadth of these works and their role in ensuring our community can travel safely and easily throughout our municipality, it was important to hear residents’ views on how they should be prioritised.

“Due to the size and make-up of our municipality our transport network is very different to other areas, particularly metropolitan areas,” Ms Whelan said.

“It presents us with unique challenges, making it important for us to hear from residents across our municipality, including residents in built-up areas as well as residents from our outlying towns.

“This valuable feedback will provide us with a clearer picture of residents’ priorities when we are deciding on our future schedule of works.”

The first step in gathering this feedback is a 10-minute survey residents can take online now by visiting Council’s Have Your Say page at www.mildura.vic.gov.au/HaveYourSay . The survey is broken down into four broad areas:

  • road maintenance and renewal
  • roads drainage
  • roadside amenities
  • footpaths and shared paths

The survey is open until 5pm on Tuesday 17 November, and includes an opportunity for residents to register their interest to receive more information and continue to be involved in the development of Council’s road management plan.

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