NSW Minister Victor Dominello to use cameras and garbage trucks to highlight problem roads | Inverell times

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NSW Customer Service and Digital Government Minister Victor Dominello may have the solution to map dangerous pothole roads across the state’s 128 local government areas. Mr Dominello unveiled a few ideas on social media – from a national pothole registry – to the much more high-tech solution of fitting every garage truck with a digital camera with a sensor to locate and determine the extent of damaged municipal roads. across the state. The idea was welcomed by NSW Central West-based Dubbo Mayor Mathew Dickerson. “I have seen this technology used overseas which not only monitors road usage but also spots movement of uneven surfaces and visualizes movement on captured video footage,” said Cr Dickerson. “If Minister Dominello wants to test it here in Dubbo, we welcome it with open arms. I think solving the problem with our roads revolves around using technology. We definitely need road repairs and be in able to determine the level of priority for each repair that comes to our attention.” Currently, Cr Dickerson said a list of roads run by Dubbo Council that require priority repair was underway as residents regularly contact the council to bring to its attention the repair of potholes and surfaces which present a hazard to motorists and other road users.Repair of local roads around Dubbo will fall under the local road repair program of $500 million in which the NSW Department of Transport and Roads is prioritizing off-the-shelf projects to repair, maintain and seal the LGAs. funding to complete vital work to improve travel for regional communities, farmers and freight. The program also helps municipalities accelerate upgrades and reduce their local road maintenance backlogs. The Far West region received $45 million last year to upgrade dozens of local roads to improve journeys to regional towns, help farmers and freighters to move produce and cargo more easily from Nyngan to Broken Hill announced by Deputy Premier and Minister of Regional Transport and Roads Paul Tool. The project involves 34 locations in 24 Far West LGAs which are part of priority funding under the third cycle of the Local Roads Repair Programme. The urgent road problems of Dubbo residents are patching and sealing because they use it every day.


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