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On the road to a smooth harvest

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May 29, 2018

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 Vicki Neele said council did the same thing in 2017.

‘‘And the feedback helped to ensure the road network was ready for the important harvest season and expected high volumes of traffic,’’ she said.

‘‘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.

‘‘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.’’

Council is inviting producers to community sessions on Thursday, June 7.

■Lockington: Lockington Recreation Reserve car park, Burns St, 9am-10am.

■Toolleen: Wayside Stop, 23 Cornella Toolleen Rd, 10am-11am.

■Gunbower: The Workshop Cafe, 3-5 Main S, 11am-12pm.

■Corop: Corop Community Centre car park, Tennis Court Rd, 12pm-1pm

■Koyuga: Koyuga Recreation Reserve car park, 961 O’Dea Rd, 2pm-3pm.

“Whilst we have a general understanding of the usage from last year’s discussions this can change from year to year,’’ Cr Neele said.

‘‘By asking our producers now we can get the works done in a planned manner.’’

If unable to attend a feedback form is available on council’s website under the “have your say” section and can be emailed to [email protected] by June 30.

Cr Neele said all information collected through the community sessions and feedback forms will be collated and assessed for the works program.

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