Road upgrade fast-tracked

About two kilometres of the Elson-Campoona Road is set to be re-sheeted by the end of the 2019/20 financial year after councillors inspected its condition.

The Cleve District Council recently received a letter from landowners concerned at the condition of the road, prompting council staff and elected members to visit the site on a tour inspecting the conditions of roads in the district.

At the July council meeting, councillor Chris Tarran said the inspection had made a "very compelling argument" for the road to be upgraded, with conditions slippery on the road for any vehicle.

The road had not been on the council's 10-year capital works program as its status as a property access road put it at a lower priority.

The council's works manager Ivan Noble received a quote from Mason Contractors, who was able to provide an estimate price less than half the cost of the council doing the work.

Councillors voted this week to hire the local contractor to complete the work by June 30, 2020.