Bass Coast,

Safer Roads For Bass Coast

Bass Coast Shire Council will use a new system to identify roads and upgrade them to increase safety after adopting the Local Road Safety Improvement Program at last night’s meeting.

Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown, said in the past, Council’s funding of small scale local road network improvements tended to be reactive.

“They were dependent on accidents and near misses, or expressions of community concern,” Cr Brown said.

“The Local Road Safety Improvement Program provides an opportunity to proactively identify sites within the network and use a dedicated funding stream to upgrade them to increase safety at a reasonable cost.

Cr Brown said the 29 sites identified in the first round of the program are just the beginning of more to come.

“As other sites are identified in the future, they will be included in the following year’s inspection, assessment and prioritisation process so their place in the priority list will be fully assessed on the same basis as all other potential sites across the Shire,” Cr Brown said.