Council has started using a new road additive that is expected to reduce pot holes and corrugation, increase service life and minimise maintenance cost and road disruptions.
Three kilometres of the unsealed section of Buttercup Road (on the Mt Buller Road side) to School Lane was renewed with the new stabiliser last week.
The stabilisation aid is added to existing or new road pavement. It is non-hazardous and approved for waterways. The additive increases the service life of roads and reduces the requirement for road maintenance.
Mayor Cr Mark Holcombe said the additive is anticipated to provide both financial and social benefits.
“Neighbouring shires have been using this additive over a period of time. They have seen significant reductions in maintenance grading frequency with use of the product and we expect the same,” said Cr Holcombe.
“We are confident the stabiliser will increase the service life of our roads. It is a proven innovation that we can implement to better manage our road network,” said Cr Holcombe.