Nothing New In Daniel Andrews' Regional Statement
The Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Statement has failed to deliver new infrastructure projects or investment plans for the Loddon Campaspe Region.
The Nationals Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said Labor had kept regional Victoria waiting a year for the statement.
“Unfortunately for our area the Regional Statement is a very underwhelming document,” Mr Walsh said.
“Rather than providing new infrastructure projects and investments, the Regional Statement just lists projects that have already been announced, including some by the former Liberal-Nationals Coalition Government.
“It is disappointing that after 12 months in limbo, Labor still doesn’t have a clear vision for the future of regional Victoria.”
Mr Walsh cited the Murray Valley Highway Warren Street intersection as a perfect example of the ineffectiveness of Labor’s Regional Statement.
“$4.5 million was committed and set aside by the former Liberal-National Coalition in July 2014 to allow the early delivery of the new roundabout as part of the $96 million we allocated to the Echuca Moama Bridge project.
“These crucially important major infrastructure projects have not even rated a mention in Daniel Andrews’ new plan for the Loddon Campaspe Region.
“The government has no real plan for the future and with thousands of jobs lost across regional Victoria under his watch Daniel Andrews must do more than come up with glossy brochures and more committees,” Mr Walsh said.