17 July 2015
The Melbourne Labor Government is showing absolute contempt for country Victorians with its announcement of a Roads Maintenance Boost for Regional Victoria .
Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the funding is nothing more than routine VicRoads maintenance dressed up as a media stunt.
“The recent State budget confirmed that Labor is not investing additional money in roads in regional Victoria in fact Labor cut the Road Asset Management program by 10 per cent.
“This is in addition to withdrawing the $160 million Country Roads and Bridges program “ Mr Walsh said.
“Labor’s announcement of $11.6 million for 130 sites across northern Victoria is a drop in the ocean compared to what is actually required.
“This is not a boost for regional Victoria – the government must restore funding to country roads to the level it was under the coalition government “ he said.