‘Country Roads’ website but no money to fix country roads around Shepparton

The Nationals Member for Northern Victoria, Luke O’Sullivan MP says funding for a ‘Country Roads’ webpage announced by Labor this week is nothing more than a cheap stunt that doesn’t contain one extra cent to fix country roads.

“Calling the new webpage ‘Country Roads’ without providing any extra funding to actually fix country roads is the Andrews Labor Government’s way of trying to pull the wool over country people’s eyes. A website will not fix potholes or make country roads safer to drive on.” Mr O’Sullivan said.

The Labor Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan announced a new VicRoads website today claiming it’s a ‘bold plan’ that will keep people informed and keep people safe.

“Local people don’t want a webpage to tell them how many potholes they have to dodge on country roads. People just want country roads fixed.

“We have roads in the Shepparton area that are in dire need of repair, such as the Tatura-Murchison Road. A website won’t make a bit of difference to the state of that road.” Mr O’Sullivan said.

Labor’s record on country roads is appalling. In their first year of Government Daniel Andrews cut the highly successful Nationals $160 million Country Roads and Bridges Program, and further cut hundreds of millions of dollars from the VicRoads road asset management budget.

“Daniel Andrews and his Labor Government must immediately reverse their extensive cuts to the country roads budget and reinstate the Nationals Country Roads and Bridges Program,” Mr O’Sullivan said.

“Daniel Andrews took country people for fools when he funded 10 bride upgrades in his own city seat of Mulgrave from the “Stronger Country Bridges Program”.

“If Daniel Andrews is serious about saving country lives then Labor must immediately fix our country roads,” he said.

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