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Put road repairs in the fast lane

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March 01, 2018

MITCHELL Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson has reminded locals to report any hazards they see on a council-managed road. These hazards can be a tree blocking the road, a pothole or a missing sign.

MITCHELL Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson has reminded locals to report any hazards they see on a council-managed road. These hazards can be a tree blocking the road, a pothole or a missing sign.

The easiest way to log a hazard is to call council’s Customer Service Centre 24 hours on 5734 6200.

The request will be recorded in the system and prioritised as either an emergency or reactive inspection.

Council aims to inspect and fix emergency issues, such as blocked roads, within eight hours and much sooner where possible.

Follow-up inspections are then scheduled within 10 working days.

Reactive inspections, such as potholes, linemarking, blocked drains, grading requests and missing signs, are undertaken within 10 working days.

“We look after a 1,383km road network, which is a huge task, so it’s helpful when the community can be our eyes and ears,” Cr Sanderson said.

“Sometimes a community member might come across the problem before we do, so if they are reported to council we can get on to investigating and fixing the problem.”

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