Rural Road Network Plan

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Horsham Rural City Council is undertaking a detailed review of its rural road network to develop a Rural Road Network Plan.

A community steering committee consisting of representatives from across the municipality has been formed to support the community engagement and planning for the development of the plan.

The committee held its first meeting during the field days and opportunities for community input will be developed.

The review aims to:

  • Identify freight connections in the municipality’s rural areas
  • Establish a priority farm machinery network, to facilitate the passage of agricultural implements with reduced potential for conflict with main traffic routes
  • Enhance safety across the rural road network
  • Identify economically-sustainable improvements to provide all weather access to key farming property locations
  • Rationalise the road network where appropriate
  • Develop an achievable service level and maintenance standards across Council’s sealed and unsealed rural road network.

The community steering committee will help us to understand the current issues and to support Council's engagement with locals to understand the planning processes and aims of the project, identify those issues, problems and opportunities and communicate the outcomes as they develop.

Consultation will be undertaken in two stages, details for Round 2 to come following Round 1.