The Council has taken delivery of a new road grader under its plant replacement program.
The grader it replaced was 14 years old and had clocked up more than 15,900 hours of service.
The normal life expectancy of a grader is 10 – 12 years.
“It is important from a service point of view to update plant and equipment,” said Tony McIlroy CEO.
“The second grader the Council operates, which is 12 years old, will be replaced in the next financial year.”