A DANGEROUS dip in a road south of Buangor described as a "sump ripper" is not listed for works until next year.
Farmers claim the dip on Dip Rd that fords Billy Billy Creek has damaged several vehicles and is flooded by water metres deep in winter.
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"It is dangerous for people who don't know about it," farmer Alan Pitcher said.
"It tears off bumper bars and mudguards. A couple of vehicles have been written off."
Shearing contractor Emma Morvell said the dip took the sump out of her car 18 months ago, causing $1200 damage.
Farmer Alec Allender saw a woman roll her car at the dip several years ago.
"It certainly needs something done before somebody gets killed," he said.
Rural City of Ararat infrastructure operations manager Norm Woodhams said work to stabilise the dip was listed in the 2012-13 budget, but earlier works could be considered " if the community came to us".
The road services one residence directly, Mr Woodhams said, but offers access to farms.