Mayor’s Message - 4 September 2020

Council is constantly looking for innovative ways to deliver critical infrastructure and essential services to our community. With a full works program for 20/2021 worth around $20M, we are continuously finding ways to deliver these essential projects more efficiently and effectively.  

One such major upgrade is the recent Dowling Street revitalisation project. This vital upgrade was recently completed using Reconophalt -- Australia's first asphalt that contains high recycled content from materials such as soft plastics, toner, glass and reclaimed road.

One kilometre of two-lane road paved with Reconophalt can contain 500,000 plastic bag and packaging equivalents, 165,000 glass bottle equivalents and toner from 12,000 used printer cartridges.

Council used around 590 tonnes of asphalt across an area of approximately 1200 square metres in completing these upgrade works.

Other benefits of this remarkable Downer Group product include better resistance and an increased asset lifespan of an average three more years than using traditional materials.

It has also been heartening to hear the positive feedback from many corners of our community as we carry out our works program across the shire. Often in delivering the services of local government, the naysayers are the vocal minority.

We have recently had numerous residents contact council to thank us for the successful delivery of improved infrastructure at several of our major works sites including Torryburn Road and Summerhill Bridge.

I would like to extend my thanks to the staff and crews involved on these projects, with residents noting the efficient construction and quality workmanship, as well as the benefits these asset upgrades will bring for the broader community.

I am interested to hear feedback from all residents and I encourage you to get in touch with me via phone 4995 7777 or email I look forward to hearing from you.

We’re all in this together.


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