COUNCIL has thanked rural producers for their assistance in determining high usage gravel roads as this season’s harvest approaches.
Mayor Adrian Weston said it was important council ensured the gravel and earth road network our rural producers use during harvest can cater for the high volumes of traffic expected.
“We recognise the importance of the harvest season to our producers and require specific roads 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, they are aware conditions can change.
Thus, 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.’’
Grading works are now underway, with the community consultation going a long way in ensuring key roads are targeted before harvest season.