CEO update Indigo Creek Road

Published on 15 November 2022

Indigo Creek Road with barricades and road work signs

I want to take this opportunity to provide an update on the closure of Indigo Creek Road.

Firstly, I want to assure the community that this is a major priority for Council, along with several other significant roads that have been seriously impacted by the recent rain events.

We understand that there is a level of dissatisfaction with how the news of the closure was communicated to local residents and I apologise that we were not able to provide earlier notification.

The engineering report recommending immediate closure was only received Friday morning. Our staff had to move quickly to organise and have Regional Roads Victoria approve the traffic management plan and to get a traffic management company mobilised at short notice to implement the closure.

We had staff communicating with schools, the bus company, Department of Transport, emergency services and Cleanaway.

Initially we were hoping that the road could be repaired, however the engineering report recommends that the culvert be removed and replaced with a bridge. Unfortunately, this means there is no quick fix and this road will remain closed for some time.

We are however exploring all options to see if there is a temporary solution, at least for cars and light vehicles, however this will be dependent on a range of factors including further consultation with structural engineers.

Cleanaway has today confirmed that regular kerbside collection will continue and residents should put out their bins as per the normal schedule.

We will provide further updates as soon as we have any new information to share.



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