Council forms Rural Roads Group

Posted Thursday 5 September, 04:29pm

Ararat Rural City Council will form an internal Rural Roads Working Group to ensure the municipality’s local road network meets the economic and social needs of key users.

CEO Dr Tim Harrison said Council is calling for community members to contribute their local knowledge to inform the group and make sure the importance of locally significant roads is recorded.

“Council needs help to identify the important roads that are used to transport product to market, get our kids safely to school, that we use to get to social occasions and use for economic reasons, like going into town,” he said.

“Our rural residents are the ones that have all the knowledge so we are crowd-sourcing the information.”

Dr Harrison said residents can mark their important roads on maps that can be collected from the Council office at 59 Vincent Street, Ararat. Alternatively, residents can email ruralroads@ararat.vic.gov.au or phone 5352 0271.

“The roads identified will form the basis for our discussions of a 10-year program to improve our rural local roads, so if you would like to have your say on our rural roads, please get in touch with us.”