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Skid Pan Meeting

Skid Pan Meeting

A meeting will be held on Sunday to discuss a future skid pan in the region

After community concerns were raised on the number of skid marks on Echuca-Moama roads, a meeting will be held on Sunday to discuss the future of a skid pan in the region.

The meeting will be held at the Border Inn from 10am in Moama.

Local resident Thomas Weyrich says the issue has got worse over the last few years.

"There are lots and lots of intersections in Echuca-Moama and places like the Barmah turnoff where this sort of stuff is prevalent," he said.

"Not only is it dangerous, it's against the law and the people that do it run the risk of not only losing their licence but having their car confiscated."

He says the event will judge the interest in organising an official pan.

"What I'm trying to do is to come up with a plan to try and at least give these guys somewhere to do it in a controlled environment, and I think that will be better for everybody."

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Mr Weyrich says he has identified a space that would be ideal.

"What I have to do is judge the interest and go to council, and maybe we can come to some sort of arrangement so we can lease it off them at a minimum cost."

He says he's not looking to use rate payers money for the project.

"Murray River Council has an excellent economic development team. I'd be looking towards those people to try and come up with some grant money," he said.

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