Towong mayor David Wortmann wants Victorian government help to tackle damage done by milk tankers

Big not better: Towong Shire mayor David Wortmann airs his belief at Monday night's public meeting that Upper Murray roads will suffer after the dairy closes.

Big not better: Towong Shire mayor David Wortmann airs his belief at Monday night's public meeting that Upper Murray roads will suffer after the dairy closes.

THE prospect of milk being carted further due to the demise of Murray Goulburn at Kiewa has Towong’s mayor fearing for his shire’s roads.

David Wortmann made a call to Victorian government MPs for more cash at this week’s public meeting to discuss the fate of the dairy.

“We’re struggling with the transports at the moment and if the milk has got to go to Cobram no doubt they’ll be larger transports,” he said.

“Our premier, he talks about from paddock to port, we need a little bit of help at the paddock end with our road infrastructure.

“Pass that message on.”

Labor government MP Jaclyn Symes said she was happy to advocate on issues arising from the closure. A company spokesman said it had to meet heavy vehicle rules in collecting milk.

Murray Goulburn’s tankers are fitted with monitoring technology to ensure compliance at all times.

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