Council reveals plan for road
SANDY Swamp Rd is frustrating Council staff while it drives Coutts Crossing residents mad, but there is hope.
"The naming is not ironic ... it is swampy and it is sandy," Council deputy general manager Robert Donges said.
"Not that long ago we took 800mm of sand off the road and within a couple of weeks it was all back again."
Repairing Sandy Swamp Rd needs much more than a quick regrade as the residents are well aware after years of unsatisfactory fixes.
"We are doing a design to put a culvert across that stretch, which is estimated to cost about $250,000," Mr Donges said.
"The reason this is such a long-standing problem is there is no simple solution, but one of the advantages of amalgamating councils is you can divert money to these little locations."
The finances to rebuild Sandy Swamp Rd is to be included in the 2012/13 council budget to go on public exhibition tomorrow.
"If nature was kind to us she would have given us a flood every four years or so, but we are still trying to repair 2011 flood-damaged roads," Mr Donges said.