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24 September, 2021

Council takes tour of roads out west

MAREEBA Shire Councillors recently took a special trip out west to inspect the Shire’s most remote roads.

By Rhys Thomas

Mareeba Shire Councillors and Council staff inspecting a project on their recent western roads tour.

MAREEBA Shire Councillors recently took a special trip out west to inspect the Shire’s most remote roads. 

The important western roads trip has become an annual tradition for Council, one that has been in place for decades. 

It allows councillors to better understand the state of the remote roads in the shire and giving them a chance to meet the people to work and live in these areas and drive those roads.

Mareeba Shire Council Mayor Angela Toppin said that to better understand the conditions some residents have to go through daily, they need to see it for themselves. 

“It is very important for Councillors to see firsthand the roads that are supporting our communities and businesses in the outlying areas of our shire,” she said.

“It helps us to really understand the work that is conducted by MSC road crews throughout the year.” 

The Councillors travelled more than 660 kilometres over the two days, stopping at towns along the way to meet with the community and inspect capital projects that have been completed. Some of the roads included the Burke Development Road and Ootann Road

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