BAW Baw Shire Council recently announced more than $1 million in funding for the sustainable repair and maintenance of various roads in the Trafalgar area.

The project will address localised failures requiring extensive patching and repairs, including removal of damaged areas of road pavement, replacement with asphalt, and the restoration of any affected kerb, channel, and road markings.

In addition to the direct benefits of improved road conditions, the use of an asphalt mix containing 20 per cent reclaimed asphalt products reflects council’s commitment to environmental sustainability and efficient use of resources.

Baw Baw Shire Mayor, Annemarie McCabe said this initiative, part of council’s Localised Pavement Repair program, is a clear demonstration of Baw Baw Shire’s commitment both to improving local infrastructure for the community and to enhancing the sustainability of the region.

“This investment in Trafalgar’s road infrastructure is a testament to our commitment to the safety and wellbeing of our residents,” the Mayor said.

“We understand the importance of reliable and well-maintained roads for our community. These repairs will not only improve people’s daily drive, but also demonstrate our commitment towards the sustainable and future ready infrastructure.”

The roads selected for repairs include Dodemaides Road, Kitchener Street, Chapmans Road, Lois Court, Contingent Street, School Road, Anzac Road and Centenary Drive.

These locations were prioritised based on the most recent condition assessments of the road network and community feedback.

Council’s Localised Pavement Repair Program is supported by funding through the federal government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program.

Throughout the project’s execution, council will aim to minimise disruptions to residents and road users, with works near schools planned for weekends to avoid interference with school traffic.