Recently residents of Vineyard and Oakville witnessed the welcome sight of the dirt sections of Old Stock Route Road and Brennans Dam Road being sealed. Finally!
 
These works are being funded in part from $250,000 allocation from the Commonwealth Community Infrastructure program, and topped up with Council funds resulting in a $560,000 spend. I had been agitating for this since my election in 2016.
 
There’s more to do – these works don’t encompass the Commercial Road approach (another $450K – I’ll keep at it).
 
These works are engineered to be resilient to the periodic inundation this road suffers from. Scour protection works protect the creek, flood gates will be installed, and concrete rails will mitigate against the road edges breaking away.
 
The works were supposed to be completed by Christmas. COVID and floods delayed it, but I’m so pleased to see it finally happening!
 
I note in passing that the two Councillors who voted against this project both stood for re-election last December, and neither got back in.

 

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