BAW Baw mayor Murray Cook insists the council’s new Roads and Drains Committee will improve its response to damage despite no new repair funding increases being announced.
The committee will feature eight members, four from the general public, who will advise Baw Baw’s councillors of the state of roads and drains in the shire
Cr Cook told The Warragul Citizen the committee will bring local knowledge to the council’s professionals.
“The main thrust of [this] advisory committee… is to bring in local knowledge to help the professions that work on our staff that (the locals) know exactly what the conditions are here over a period of time (sic),” Cr Cook said.
But Cr Cook acknowledged funding is required for anything to happen.
“Nothing happens unless we provide funds, and that’s why we’re working through the budget now to make sure that we have the funds to implement what decision are made,” Cr Cook said.
LISTEN: Cr Cook interviewed by The Warragul Citizen about the committee: