Corowa Shire Council has remained steadfast in its resolve that the grey route – alongside the existing Yarrawonga Mulwala ‘traffic’ bridge – is the right option for the new bridge.ROBERT MUIR April 15, 2014 4:29pm
Despite a petition containing at least 411 signatures for the green route – alongside the railway line near the weir bridge – Corowa council yesterday rejected the latest call for a change to the green option.
Mulwala Progress Association President Robert Purtle slammed the decision, which was reiterated by council after a report from General Manager Chris Gillard and an address by VicRoads North Eastern Regional Director Bryan Sherritt.
Mr Gillard said council was advised the grey route supports the adopted planning strategy of Moira Shire Council.
“It was also advised that the grey route has the best transport outcomes of the available options and that the green route would have the most detrimental impacts on several streets in Yarrawonga,” he said.
“Council has been asked to change its position to support the green route.
“Based on the evidence with respect to adopted council strategies, impacts on residents and advice from the professional groups there is no information council has not considered from a strategic point of view.”
Mr Sherritt said no firm decision had been made at this stage but it was clear the grey route is the front runner.
He also said it could be August before a decision is made – after further consultation with the people of Yarrawonga and Mulwala.
Mr Purtle told the Yarrawonga Chronicle, “I’m disappointed with Corowa council’s stance.
“It’s not over by a long way. The people of Yarrawonga and Mulwala are going to fight.
“Figures like 26 trucks going over the bridge, as Mr Sherritt said, are disputed. There are a lot more
“With just one bridge over the lake, Belmore Street would be chaos – especially in 20 to 30 years time. It would be grid-locked.”
Around 20 people attended the meeting to hear the bridge discussion, more from Corowa Shire Council in next week’s Yarrawonga Chronicle.
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