Campaspe Shire wants farmers to help to map their course for harvest
Campaspe Shire Council is inviting larger agricultural producers to discuss what gravel and earth roads they plan to utilise in advance of this season’s harvest.
Deputy Mayor Cr Vicki Neele said council asked producers last year what roads they planned to use and the feedback helped to ensure the road network was ready for the important harvest season and expected high volumes of traffic.
“We are asking our large scale broad-acre producers, carting 25 tonnes or more per load, what gravel or earth roads they are planning to use, how many truck movements and tonnes, and roughly at what time periods,” Cr Neele said.
“This information will assist our staff in planning grading works for the coming months, to ensure specific roads are targeted and ready for heavy use.”
Cr Neele said all information collected through the community sessions and feedback forms will be collated and assessed for the works program.
Council is inviting producers to community sessions on Thursday, 7 June as follows:
· Lockington, Lockington Recreation Reserve, car park, Burns Street
· Toolleen, Wayside Stop, 23 Cornella Toolleen Road
· Gunbower, The Workshop Café, 3-5 Main Street
· Corop, Corop Community Centre car park, Tennis Court Road
· Koyuga, Koyuga Recreation Reserve car park, 961 O’Dea Road
“Whilst we have a general understanding of the usage from last year’s discussions, this can change from year to year. By asking our producers now, we can get the works done in a planned manner,” Cr Neele said.