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Council draft Stock Underpass Policy out for comment

News Article Date: 
Monday, 17 September 2018

Warrnambool City Council is calling for feedback on its draft Stock Underpass Policy.

The Warrnambool municipality has a small number of stock underpasses, which are structures built under roads in order to allow for the efficient travel of livestock between properties.

In most cases a stock underpass will be built where a single owner has two properties which straddle a public road.

Without a stock underpass the property owner is forced to cross the road with the stock in a labour intensive fashion, which can cause traffic hazards.

The use of underpasses also helps preserve the road surface and means there is no disruption to traffic.

“Council's draft Stock Underpass Policy aims to guide the construction and responsibilities of underpasses,” Director City Infrastructure Scott Cavanagh said.

“It will ensure stock underpasses are developed to meet appropriate road safety and engineering standards as well as clearly define appropriate maintenance standards and responsibilities.

“We’re keen to hear what people think of the draft policy.”

To have your say on the Stock Underpass Policy go to

Submissions must be received by 5pm, October 18.

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