HINDMARSH Shire Council has thrown its support behind a proposed Western Highway bypass of Horsham.
Council made a submission about the project to VicRoads this month.
Chief executive Tony Doyle said removing heavy traffic from Horsham city was important for the Wimmera.
He said it was also important to reduce travel times for people travelling across the region.
Mr Doyle said council did not identify a preferred route.
“Given Hindmarsh Shire Council is not a representative body for these impacted parties, council believes it would be inappropriate for it to identify a preferred route, and rather focus its submission onHindmarsh shire,” he said.
Mr Doyle acknowledged each route had effects for houses, farms and amenities at Riverside and Dooen Heights.
He said council included a number of points in its submission to VicRoads, such as safety forHorsham residents andeconomic benefits.Council also raised the possibility of linking the bypass to the Wimmera and Henty highways in the future.
He said council hoped works on the bypass would start as soon as possible.
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