Roads ready for harvest season

9 November 2017 - Media release

Campaspe’s rural producers are to be congratulated for assisting council in determining high usage gravel roads as we approach this season’s harvest.

Mayor Cr Adrian Weston said it is important we ensure the gravel and earth road network that our rural producers will utilise during harvest, can cater for the heavy and high volumes of traffic expected.

“We recognise the importance of the harvest season to our producers, and require specific roads in particular to accommodate the high usage demand over the harvest period,” Cr Weston said.

Although council has a general understanding of road usage from previous years, this can change. With this, broad-acre producers were recently invited to comment on roads in preparation for the harvest season.

“Information was requested on what roads they are planning to use, how many truck movements and tonnes, and roughly at what time period this will be used during the harvest period,” Cr Weston said.

The information received has been invaluable in determining what works needs to be done to ensure specific roads are ready for heavy use,” Cr Weston added.

Grading works are now underway with the community consultation going a long way in ensuring key roads are targeted and ready for the harvest season ahead.