Mornington Peninsula Shire manages 1712km of roads. That’s about the same length as driving the direct route from Blairgowrie to Byron Bay. The Shire is responsible for inspecting, maintaining and repairing its roads at all times, and the standards of how it holds itself accountable to manage its road networks are detailed in its road management plan.
The Shire’s current road maintenance standards are in the top third of all councils in Victoria. Recently, an internal and external review of the plan by the Shire’s insurers showed some areas where it could improve, and now it’s asking for your feedback on the review report.
Community consultation is open now and closes this Sunday. You have the opportunity to influence the Shire’s updated road management plan and your feedback will be used to update the Shire’s standards for inspecting, maintaining and repairing our roads. You can view the road management plan and provide your thoughts online; hard copy forms are also available on request at Shire customer service centres.
Mayor Despi O’Connor said: “We’re pleased our road management plan ranks highly in Victoria. By having appropriate standards, we can safeguard our community on our roads and make sure all works are delivered to a high level.”