Roads Drainage Murchison-Tatura Road

Drainage on Murchison-Tatura Road

24 July 2018

My question is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and I would like to know when the minister will instruct VicRoads to construct drains on the Murchison-Tatura Road to stop water from damaging the road and flooding properties like that of Mr Robert Wright. In December last year Mr Wright got in contact with me about drainage at his property at 115 Murchison-Tatura Road. After heavy rainfall he found that his front paddocks were completely under water, and he and his neighbour were both seriously impacted. Mr Wright had a paddock that resembled a lake and water banking up to 30 metres from the front door of his house.

In December I asked the minister to address the issue of water sheeting off the road; however, it has still not been rectified. Mr Wright contacted me again recently, some seven months later, to advise that VicRoads had visited the property, indicated a willingness to resolve the drainage problem and engaged contractors, but since then the contractors have flattened vegetation and not constructed any drai

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