Council moves ahead on road improvements

Brimbank City Council is progressing plans to improve 64 local roads, with contracts awarded for asphalt works to improve road condition.

Mayor of Brimbank, Cr John Hedditch said keeping the local road network in good condition was a key priority for Council.

“Roads and footpaths are core service provisions of local councils. Council is responsible for managing 909 kilometres of local roads and 1,565 kilometres of footpaths, which is a massive undertaking.

“Each year, a large portion of the Council’s annual Capital Works Budget is allocated to the construction, repair and rehabilitation of roads and footpaths across the City in order to improve these assets for all road users.

“The 2016-2017 Budget allocates more than $20 million to road improvements across the City.

“Council has just awarded tenders amounting to $3.53 million for asphalt works on a range of local roads.

“The works will see approximately 13,500 tonnes of asphalt laid on 68 road segments under the 2016-2017 asphalt program. The works will improve the roads and benefit all road users.

“These road works are just some of the many road works that will be undertaken this year to improve local roads and enhance the amenity for Brimbank residents and visitors,” Cr Hedditch said.