Councils voice uncertainty on roads funding schedule
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ON THE ROAD AGAIN: Tim McCurdy (MLA, Ovens Valley) and Shadow Minister for Roads Roma Britnell. PHOTO: Steve Kelly

THE widening of Wangaratta-Whitfield Road and the sealing of a tourist route near Myrrhee were among items on council’s wish list when Shadow Minister for Roads ,Roma Britnell, visited yesterday.

They are just two council roads among a total of 1200km unsealed and 700km sealed roads council and its ratepayers have to maintain.

With the constant financial challenges, councils such as Wangaratta have expressed their lack of security when it comes to state roads funding, according to Ms Britnell, who toured the region with Tim McCurdy (MLA, Ovens Valley).

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