I would like to thank those who took part in the Murchison-Tatura Road Petition to “repair and widen the road”. The petition circulated throughout the broader community and received a tremendous response with over 500 + written signatures. Anyone who wishes to express their concern can go on line to Dhurringile’s Tennis Clubs Face book page and sign the Petition. Just to recap, the Murchison-Tatura Road is a major arterial road connecting to the Goulburn Valley Highway at Murchison East to all the cities and towns Northwest of Tatura. The road is heavily used by B-Double Transport Trucks and Agriculture Machinery, along with vehicles, motor bikes and bicycles. There is clearly no room for vehicles to pass let alone cars wanting to overtake safely. The road is clearly unsafe comprising of pot holes, broken edges and most concerning there is No Shoulder or space for vehicles to pull over in the event of an emergency. The road is too narrow, vegetation and long grass encloses the road as well. Throughout this process we have sent letters to our local members of parliaments both state and federal and to Vic Roads. As a result we have had great media coverage and support with Win News and Shepparton News. Attached are letters received from Wendy Lovell MP for Northern Victoria Region and Hon Luke Donnellan MP Minister for Roads & Road Safety plus an email from Vic Roads, Mr James Dalton Road Safety Officer of North Eastern Region stating that, “as much as Vic Roads would love to accommodate every request, there is certain criteria that Vic Roads must meet to be able to secure funding in order to fix roads”. Basically, Vic Roads have stated that they are doing their best to service, inspect and monitor all arterial roads including Murchison-Tatura Road. Vic Roads are working closely with Victoria Police regarding safety and speed restriction and have installed a temporary 60km/h ahead signs leading up to the affected sections of the road. “This will be permanent until further notice”. Wendy Lovell has expressed her disappointment and has done her best to assist the issue. I’m sure we are all disappointed with the outcome. We will continue to make some noise with regards to the Murchison-Tatura Road. However, in the meantime take care when travelling on Victorian Roads, especially the Murchison-Tatura Road.