Rural Roads Working Group calls for local knowledge to identify important roads

An internal Rural Roads Working Group is being formed by the Ararat Rural City Council to look into the rural roads within the municipality, ensuring they meet the economic and social needs for those who use them.

Council is currently calling for community members to come forward and provide local knowledge to help the group understand the importance of locally significant roads.

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“Council needs help to identify the important roads that are used to transport product to market, get our kids safely to school, that we use to get to social occasions and use for economic reasons, like going into town,” Council CEO Dr Tim Harrison said.

“Our rural residents are the ones that have all the knowledge so we are crowd-sourcing the information.”

“The roads identified will form the basis for our discussions of a 10-year program to improve our rural local roads, so if you would like to have your say on our rural roads, please get in touch with us.”

Maps are available at the Council office so locals can mark their important roads. Dr Harrison said residents can also email ruralroads@ararat.vic.gov.au or phone 5352 0271.