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Published Monday 1 June 2020
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Storm damage clean up continues

Repair works continue on more than 60 damaged Mitchell Shire Council-managed roads in towns stretching from Kilmore through to Seymour following a significant storm event on Saturday 4 April.

Council staff and contractors have been busy inspecting the roads to ensure the safety of all drivers across the roads network.

A number of potholes and drop-offs have been repaired as part of the make safe works in the immediate aftermath of the storm.

Alongside the roads, about 100 culverts and 60 drains will be repaired over the coming weeks, with all works expected to be completed by July.

Council staff will continue to conduct regular inspections on affected roads until such time as the works are complete.

Council is eligible to be reimbursed through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements administered by Emergency Management Victoria, Department of Justice and Community Safety.

To see a full list of affected roads, please our initial roads update.

If you have any questions, please call us on 5734 6200 or email depot.admin@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au   

Comments from Mayor David Lowe

“Our top priority after a storm that causes damage is to ensure our community is safe and roads are reopened as quickly as possible. After our initial safety works were completed, we could move onto fixing damaged roads, culverts and drains,” he said.

“We thank the community and residents for their patience. The damage was widespread, and we are continuing to feel its effects.”

This page was last updated on 12 June 2020.