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McLeish calls for road improvement in Goughs Bay

It is time to put an end to the dust clouds and corrugation on Walshs Road in Goughs Bay by sealing part of the road.

Speaking in Parliament, State Liberal Member for Eildon, Cindy McLeish called on the State Government to work with the Mansfield Shire Council and invest in sealing 1.9 kilometres of Walshs Road.

Ms McLeish said, “The investment to complete the required work may cost around $1 million and cannot be funded by Council alone. The State Government is a key stakeholder in this project, as Walshs Road leads to a number of very popular camping grounds.”

“The road becomes badly corrugated after use, dust clouds are kicked up by passing vehicles covering the homes on Walshs Road and the road becomes hazardous for drivers. This needs to be fixed.”

Walshs road runs 26 kilometres from the Goughs Bay township to the pristine camping facilities on the Delatite Arm of Lake Eildon, referred to as ‘The Pines’. The road is used by hundreds of cars per day during Christmas and Easter, with thousands of campers staying in the area.

Ms McLeish continues, “The government is responsible for the campgrounds, and the government needs to take action to ensure that the key section of road is sealed for the benefit of everybody in the area and those visiting the campgrounds.”

The project to seal a section of the road has strong community and council support, and certainly support from the Goughs Bay Area Progress Association.

“Goughs Bay Area Progress Association are to be congratulated for their work and advocacy as they strive to drive and implement changes in this area”.

“The community want to see the project take place which will make a positive difference for residents, locals and visitors,” Ms McLeish concludes.


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