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Council welcomes arrival of new Jetpatcher

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The Balonne Shire Council has welcomed the arrival of its new Jetmaster Road Maintenance Machine known as the Jetpatcher.

Mayor Councillor Samantha O’Toole said the Jetpatcher would provide a cost-effective way of maintaining the wearing surfaces of asphalt roads, car parks, footpaths and industrial areas including repairs to potholes and cracked seals.

“The high performance truck-mounted Jetpatcher is designed for road maintenance, repairing broken edges and other sealed road surface damage including pot holes, road depressions, edge breaks, wheel path rutting, crack sealing, digouts, speed bumps, drainage bumps and scabbing,’ she said

Council people in front  of jetpatcher

 

Cr O’Toole said the machine was typically used on maintenance works and Council was regularly contracted by Transport and Main Roads to undertake work on their behalf.

“In the last financial year, the previous machine spent more than 180 days performing maintenance work on both our Shire and TMR roads,” she said.

And the fact we undertake contract work to offset operational costs makes the Jetpatcher viable for Balonne Shire Council.

“It is an integral piece of machinery which allows Council to perform its own reseal preparation works and to respond to emergency bitumen pavement failures efficiently and safely.”

CAPTION: Checking out the new Jetpatcher are (from left): Mayor of Balonne Shire Cr Samantha O’Toole, Infrastructure Service Director, Andrew Boardman, Driver Shayne Bunyan, Cr Ian Todd, Cr Scott Scriven and James Fowles, Operation Manager, of Kenway and Clark

ENDS

For more information:

Nigel Tapp, Corporate Communications Co-ordinator-Balonne Shire Council

T: 07 4620 8804

M: 0476 660 047

E: nigel.tapp@balonne.qld.gov.au

 

Published: 4th November 2020

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