Macedon Rangers Shire Council is seeking community feedback about a draft Roadside Conservation Management Plan and Council’s program of roadside slashing for fire mitigation.
Council's Stephen Pykett said the draft plan sets out a series of actions aimed at protecting the conservation values of the shire’s rural roadsides while managing fire risk and maintaining road safety.
“Key actions in the draft plan include a new Environmental Works on Roadsides permit system; improved training, processes and information for Council staff; and a community education program to help residents understand the value and management of roadsides," he said.
“Council is also reviewing the roadside slashing program which plays a critical role in fire mitigation across the shire. The program aims to minimise the risk of fires starting from motor vehicle collisions or cars stopping on the side of roads."
Council is encouraging residents to have their say on the management of rural roadsides.
To have your say about the draft Roadside Conservation Management Plan, and the roads listed in council’s annual slashing program, you can:
∙ View copies of the draft Plan at Council’s Customer Service Centres in Kyneton, Woodend, Gisborne and Romsey, or access the plan online at mrsc.vic.gov.au/yoursay
∙ Provide a written submission or fill in the online survey.