Heavy weather this week has again opened up dangerous potholes on rural roads.
Near Yendon, one man said a "hard to see" pothole near Yendon had damaged one of his car's wheels on Monday evening.
Kevin Harper was driving on the Yendon-Egerton Road when the incident occurred.
"There's a whole number of issues on the back roads," he said.
The road is one of several in the area that has deteriorated as trucks and other heavy vehicles travel back and forth to construct the 38 turbines at Lal Lal Wind farm's northern sector.
While there are planning controls on roads in the area, Lal Lal has handed control of road maintenance back to Moorabool Shire Council.
"Lal Lal Wind Farms has entered into a deed arrangement with Moorabool Shire Council to maintain roads in use by the project," the company said in a statement.
"A pre-construction dilapidation survey of the local roads was conducted. Weekly audits were conducted on the roads in use by the project, noting and rectifying any changes. Extensive rehabilitation works have been carried out on Yendon-Egerton Road through out the course of construction.
"After inspections were carried out by Moorabool Shire Council, Yendon Egerton Road has now been handed back to Council, as this road is no longer in use by the project for heavy haulage.
"There are a number of other local businesses and infrastructure projects also using Yendon Egerton Road for the movement of heavy vehicles. Lal Lal Wind Farms has worked closely with Moorabool Shire Council, regarding maintenance of the local roads in use by the project."
Moorabool Shire mayor Paul Tatchell said the deterioration was an example of the neglect in country road infrastructure.
"These potholes have been formed from the weather we've had over the last couple of weeks," he said.
"It's made it difficult to do the work while the weather's still there, but it's part of the responsibility for the wind farms, and the state government.
"Out at the wind farms, we've got the road network that wasn't great to start with slowly being destroyed, to the point where, in Mr Harper's case, it's dangerous.
"These rural roads are having an effect on the road toll, which is double what it was last year."
Mr Tatchell said Moorabool's road network needed significant investment, as the council was barely able to keep up - he said the council was spending 85 cents in every dollar on infrastructure.
"It's probably an unheard of figure," he said.
"We'd just appreciate a bit of parity - the fact is, they're well aware of the damage and the difficulties of having such a large road network, but basically it's another case of Moorabool not being part of their thinking.
"They acknowledged there was a problem but no solution."
The state government was contacted for comment.
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