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Murrindindi Shire invites residents to participate in road management plan

Murrindindi Council seeking input from the community on all aspects of road asset management to assist in drafting the Shire's Road Asset Management Plan (RAMP) 2023-2033.

Murrindindi Council seeking input from the community on all aspects of road asset management to assist in drafting the Shire’s Road Asset Management Plan (RAMP) 2023-2033.

Murrindindi Shire Council is reviewing and updating its Road Asset Management Plan (RAMP) to guide how council-managed roads and road assets are created, maintained, renewed and upgraded over the next decade.

Mayor John Walsh and the council invite ‘Expressions of Interest’ from ratepayers to join the council’s Roads Advisory Group (RAG).

“Creating, maintaining and upgrading roads and road assets is costly,” Mayor Walsh said.

The RAG will provide community views during the development of the Council’s Road Asset Management Plan which will cover:

  • inspection, maintenance, and repair standards;
  • renewal, and asset rehabilitation priorities;
  • upgrade and expansion priorities and
  • willingness from the community to pay for changes to the standard of service provided.

By joining the RAG, people will be able to represent their local community on issues and decisions on road asset management.

Participants will learn more about the council’s decision-making processes and the challenges faced in providing equitable services across five major townships and 42 smaller localities.

Residents can also complete a survey to help influence how the roads are managed. The survey can be completed both online or in person at the Library and Customer Service Centres in Alexandra, Yea and Kinglake, as well as the Mobile Library.

Feedback on the current condition of the road network is encouraged and can be done by visiting the council’s online engagement platform, The Loop, where an interactive map will assist in recording road-related issues.

“Our aim in developing our RAMP 2023-2033 will be to strike the right balance between asset quality and affordability while ensuring equity across the Shire. Council only collects around 60% of its total revenue from rates, with most of our remaining income being received from highly competitive state and federal government grants,” Mayor Walsh said.

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