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GRASS growing better rural roads

Published: 4 June 2015

GRASS growing better rural roads

More gravel roads and shoulders will be sealed in 2015-16 under the revised GRASS program, following endorsement of a new schedule at this week' (Tuesday 2 June 2015) Council meeting.

Designed to make nuisance dust a thing of the past and cut the need for expensive ongoing maintenance, the Gravel Roads and Shoulder Sealing (GRASS) project will return for another year.

Roads and Water Infrastructure Committee Chair, Councillor Don Petersen (Division 4), said the program of works could reach potentially 14 road locations in the coming financial year.

"Last year's program was a strong success – we've had very positive feedback from rural road users who have said the program makes a big difference," he said.

"We're delighted that this program will be making a comeback for the 2015-16 financial year.

"Council is serious about improving rural roads and the return of the GRASS program for 2015-16 is a strong sign of that commitment.

"A number of road locations will be targeted, including Amy Rd, Greenbank, Habermann Rd, Cornubia, and Fryar Rd, Cedar Creek, to name a few.

"I would like to thank my fellow councillors who have also made contributions through their division infrastructure funds."

Approximately $1.546 million, drawn from capital works, roads maintenance and Councillor's division funds, will be allocated to cater for around 14 roads.

Divisions across the south, western and eastern sections of the city will benefit from the project.

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Full list of planned roads and projects:

Project location

Description

Amy Road, Greenbank

Shoulder Sealing

Bamsey Road, Stockleigh

Gravel Road Seal

Chadwick Drive, South Maclean

Shoulder Sealing

Chardon Bridge Road, Cedar Creek

Shoulder Sealing

Fryar Road, Logan Village

Shoulder sealing

Flagstone Court, South Maclean

Shoulder Sealing

Grampian Road, South Maclean

Shoulder Sealing

Habermann Road, Cornubia

Gravel Road Seal

Harvest Road, Greenbank

Shoulder Sealing

Hives Road, North Maclean

Shoulder Sealing

Luke Road, Buccan

Shoulder Sealing

Pennine Drive, South Maclean

Shoulder Sealing

Selkirk Road, South Maclean

Shoulder Sealing

Violet Road, Greenbank

Shoulder Sealing