The News is inviting readers to use Instagram or Facebook to record little road surface problems that bug them.DARREN LINTON June 4, 2014 3:55am
While the Infrastructure Management Group trucks will apply lasers and video to a high-tech assessment of Greater Shepparton roads, there is another resource available — local knowledge.
Car and truck drivers, cyclists and even pedestrians know the pitfalls on their regular routes throughout the municipality.
Anyone who goes to work travelling south on Welsford St knows if they stay in the middle of the lane the driver’s side wheels will clatter over the ruts heavy vehicles have created.
Rounding the corner where Knight St becomes The Boulevard there is the misplaced reflector, north on Numurkah Rd there is a raised sewer cover to dodge and the bike lane on Kialla Lakes Dve is full of rubble swept into it by vehicle traffic.
In December, Campaspe Shire Council began encouraging residents to enlist a smartphone app called Snap Send Solve that 600 authorities across Australia use.
It allows people to take a photo, complete with a geo-location tag and file the issue direct with the authority.
Cr Neil Pankhurst said since the launch the council had received 10 to 12 requests each month.
‘‘It just provides another opportunity for people to provide that information,’’ he said.
Cr Pankhurst said the app worked for all local government authorities.
The News has an even lower-tech approach — take a pot shot of a pothole or any road or footpath issue and post the photo with a few details on Instagram using the hashtag #potshotsShepp or visit The News’ Facebook page and post a photo or write a description of the problem.
Let’s see how quickly we can highlight all the little problems that bug people every day.
The sky is the limit for Wanganui Year 12 VCAL student Leigh Polan, 18, who decided to create two posters examining birdlife around the school.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
An ad for the Healthy Ageing Project will be filmed in Echuca, Rushworth and Rochester today.
More than $15,000 was raised at a family day on Sunday. The event was to raise money for the families of Barry Purtell and Dave Lobb.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
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The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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