THE confusion over just who signed off on the number of log trucks that would use Satimer Rd during the current blue gum harvest has been established.
Harvest company Midway has advised the Southern Grampians Shire that it would voluntarily limit the trucks that use Satimer Rd each day to nine.
In the past, the company has sent up to 30-35 fully laden trucks a day along the road to their final destination at the Port of Geelong.
Some people suggested the Glenelg Shire had imposed the nine trucks a day limit on Midway after a public meeting last month. The shire has subsequently informed the Casterton News that those reports were wrong and that “the timber harvest company advised Southern Grampians that they would reduce the number of trucks down to nine a day”.
The Glenelg Shire Council passed a resolution at last week’s ordinary council meeting that stipulated that the council be informed and agrees to the haulage routes in any future timber harvest plans.
“Residents will be notified by mail of an upcoming information session (date to be finalised) outlining the findings, which includes the confirmation that the number of haulage trucks will be reduced to nine per day,” mayor John Northcott said.
Full story in The Casterton News in Wednesday, March 5, 2014