On track: Draft Road Management Plan open for feedback

12 April 2017

Surf Coast Shire residents can help steer Council’s Road Management Plan, with people invited to provide input into the draft plan.

Spanning more than 1000 kilometres, the Surf Coast Shire Council-managed road network connects people to places within the region. The proposed Road Management Plan outlines Council’s procedure for inspecting, maintaining and repairing the roads it is responsible for.

Mayor Brian McKiterick said the plan detailed how Council prioritised road repair and maintenance across the shire.

“Whether you’re taking the kids to school, going for a bike ride or travelling to soccer training – so many people in our community use Council-managed roads regularly,” he said.

“Providing a safe network for all users is vital. This plan sets out how we will take action to ensure the road infrastructure we’re responsible for is in a suitable and safe condition.

“It establishes timeframes for road inspections, when matters are to be treated as hazards and when intervention is needed.”

The Road Management Plan has been reviewed following the 2016 Council election in October. It aligns with the Surf Coast Shire Road Safety Strategy 2017-21, which is working towards a future free of deaths and fewer serious injuries on Council-managed roads

To make submissions on the draft Road Management Plan:

Submissions close 4pm Thursday 11 May 2017.