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May 30, 2018

A Roads Advisory Committee will provide the opportunity for greater community involvement in advising on the strategies and policies that guide the management of our roads and roadsides.

Strathbogie Shire Council is calling for expressions of interest for the Roads Advisory Committee.

The committee will help development and review of policy and strategy relating to the shire’s road network and the management of roadsides, including road safety issues and initiatives of community benefit.

Three volunteers will be selected, alongside two councillors, two council staff members and a representative from VicRoads.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said providing quality infrastructure was one of council’s key priorities in the council plan and the shire’s roads were a central part of this.

‘‘Our road network is an area that our community regularly expresses interest in. This was particularly highlight during our ‘Let’s Talk — We’re Listening’ campaign last year,’’ Cr McClaren said.

‘‘We thought a Roads Advisory Committee would provide the opportunity for greater community involvement in advising on the strategies and policies that guide the management of our roads and roadsides.

‘‘We encourage people to put their hand up to volunteer for this role as it is a great opportunity to be involved in local government and issues affecting our communities,’’ she said.

The following criteria are required to be considered for appointment:

●appropriate tertiary qualifications in a civil engineering or a related discipline; and/or

●demonstrated experience in either road safety, road traffic or strategic road management; and/or

●practical experience; and/or

●an understanding of major state and federal road management programs associated with freight, safety or funding opportunities.

Those interested can contact council via [email protected] or phone on 1800065993 for an application form.

Applications close Friday, June 22.

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