Thursday, May 30, 2024

Moyne Shire calls for community backing of roads advocacy

Moyne Shire Council is asking residents to join a joint advocacy effort to improve the quality of regional roads.

The RACV last week launched the launched the ‘My Country Road’ campaign, a road safety
initiative asking Victorians to provide feedback about how safe they feel on roads in regional Victoria.

The survey uses an online interactive map that shows high-speed roads with large concentrations of crashes causing death or serious injury in regional Victoria.

Mayor, Ian Smith, is encouraging residents to head online and have their say about the
condition of regional roads.

“Roads are the number one issue raised with us as Councillors, so this survey is another tool people can use to highlight roads that are in poor condition,” he said.

“The survey will provide information to all levels of government and will provide another tool in our advocacy efforts to increase funding for improvements.

“If we can all work together to highlight the perilous condition of our roads – in particular state controlled – roads with one unified voice, that’s when Governments listen.”

Mayor Smith said there are around 3,564km of roads situated within Moyne Shire and it is a huge challenge each year to maintain, repair and restore them.

He said the roads within Moyne Shire are divided into two main categories – arterial roads
(603km) which the State Government manages and municipal roads (2961 km) which Council has responsibility for.

“We want feedback on all types of roads – to help paint the picture and to build the case for
increased levels of funding from all levels of Government,” he said.

The survey can be accessed at www.racv.com.au/haveyoursay.

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