Safer travel on improved roads is a priority for our community and Council is planning for future improvements by capturing the condition of the region’s roads, footpaths and other secondary road assets using camera-equipped inspection vehicles.
This fleet will be hitting the Shire’s streets this week, weather permitting.
Council’s Manager Assets, Shaun Robinson, said the footage captured will provide Council with greater insight into the existing road network in preparation for future maintenance and renewal programs.
“We’re doing this for two reasons,” Mr Robinson said. “To gain a clear picture of what we are starting with, so that we can plan maintenance and upgrades efficiently, to ensure better outcomes all-round for our community.”
Footage taken from the vehicles will be used to rate the condition of the Shire’s roads and streets.
“Once all the footage is recorded it will be loaded into a computer modelling program which then prioritises which assets need the most urgent attention,” Mr Robinson said.
It is expected the vehicles will take approximately two weeks to traverse the Shire’s 1200-kilometre network of registered roads. Footpath inspections will commence in early May and continue for approximately one week, weather permitting.
“Residents can rest assured we understand their concerns about privacy. All filming will focus on the roads and road assets only,” Mr Robinson added.
Vehicles used in the program will be clearly marked and carry high-visibility signage and lighting.
Inspections will be undertaken by specialist consultants, Infrastructure Management Group.
“Council thanks motorists and pedestrians in advance for their cooperation and apologises for any temporary inconvenience,” added Mr Robinson.
For further information contact Council’s Asset Engineer Roads, Munir Ahmed, on phone 4868 0888.
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