Residents encouraged to have a say on local government road management plans

SOUTH-west residents are encouraged to have a say on local government road management plans. 

Warrnambool City Council and Corangamite Shire have released their plans for public comment.

The plans detail the policies, practices and standards which are employed to mitigate hazards within public roads which are the responsibility of councils.

Both councils intend to amend its plan and have invited the public to make submissions on the proposed amendments.

Corangamite Shire mayor Jo Beard said the plan guided how the shire inspected and repaired roads and footpaths, and responded to hazards in a consistent manner.

“It sets realistic response times according to the hazard and the type of road or footpath impacted. Traffic volumes and speed limits on each road are taken into account,” she said.

Cr Beard encouraged residents to provide feedback.

“If you ring the shire about a pothole, overhanging branch or any other hazard, then this plan sets minimum standards around how the organisation responds,” she said. 

The plans can be viewed on the council’s respective websites. 

Any person wishing to make a submission on the proposed amendments on the Warrnambool City Council’s plan must do so in writing by Thursday, May 4.

Submissions should be addressed to the council's infrastructure director Scott Cavanagh, 25 Liebig Street, Warrnambool, 3280.

Submissions can be made in writing to Corangamite Shire, PO Box 181, Camperdown, 3260 or email shire@corangamite.vic.gov.au.

Corangamite Shire Council submissions also close on May 4.