Roads give greater access

Goldfields Group group officer Robert Ipsen, Central Goldfields Shire rural works and construction supervisor Trevor Young, manager operations Glenn Deaker and chief administrator Noel Harvey inspect the fire access road at Browns Road, Timor.

Local fire brigades and emergency services will have greater access to areas in Talbot and Timor if an emergency does strike, with two fire access roads recently constructed.

The Central Goldfields Shire received $6378.78 for a fire access road at Browns Road, Timor and $11,771 for Gane Street, Talbot, as part of the Country Fire Authority and Victorian Government’s Fire Access Road Subsidy Scheme.

The fire access roads give local emergency services access to potential emergency scenes and local residents an evacuation route if a crisis does occur.

Gane Street provides a secondary emergency access for the Talbot Primary School to the north, while local residents on Browns Road, which is 2.64 kilometres in length, were concerned about maintaining road access during the fire season.

Central Goldfields Group group officer Robert Ipsen said the Browns Road surface was unstable and unusable during wet weather, making it difficult for vehicles, especially fire trucks, to drive along.

For more on this story see Page 3 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, June 12

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