Roads | November 04, 2019

Condition of local roads slow down response times

Roads in the Cavendish area have deteriorated so badly that local emergency service volunteers have been cautioned to ‘take more care’ when responding to a call out.

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy said it was a sad indictment on the Andrews Labor Government that emergency volunteers had to be advised to ‘allow more time’ to respond to a call out because of the poor condition of local roads.

“It is appalling that our fabulous emergency service volunteers have had to be alerted to the safety hazards our local roads present for them,” Ms Kealy said.

“These volunteers are already putting themselves at risk attending many of these incidents and it is simply not good enough that the condition of our local roads is adding yet another safety risk to their already dangerous job.

“The Andrews Labor Government needs to act immediately to fix our country roads and ensure the safety of not only our local residents and visitors to the area, but our fantastic emergency service volunteers.

“There are no second chances when it comes to road safety and for every week the government fails to act the more local lives are being placed at risk.

“I once again call on the Andrews Labor Government to accept Regional Roads Victoria’s recommendation that $50 million be spent on upgrading our country roads to ensure they are safe for all road users.”

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