Roads | September 11, 2017

Kealy: Increase funding, don’t decrease speeds

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP says reports that Daniel Andrews is considering a proposal to reduce the speed limit on some unsealed country roads to 70 km/h, is just lazy policy.

“Labor has cut $160 million for the maintenance of country roads and bridges across country Victoria and is now trying to deal with the inevitable fallout with a bandaid ‘fix’,” Ms Kealy said.

“Our roads have deteriorated significantly as a result of Labor’s funding cuts, with many stretches of road subject to temporary speed restrictions because of their dangerous state,” she said.

Crumbling roads is one of the biggest issues in Western Victoria, with the RACV declaring our roads the worst in the State.

“Roads across the Lowan electorate are riddled with pot holes putting local lives at risk and causing considerable damage to vehicles,” Ms Kealy said.

“The solution is to provide adequate funding to maintain and upgrade our country roads and not Daniel Andrews’ lazy response to reduce the speed limits to 70km/h on unsealed roads.

“Rural and regional councils have consistently called for the return of the Liberal Nationals’ Country Roads and Bridges Program, axed by Daniel Andrews and his Labor Government,” she said.

Emma Kealy MP is fighting for our fair share of funding to ensure our country roads are maintained at a safe standard.

“I’d like to know what local people think about the proposal to reduce speed limits and to share your views please go to,” Ms Kealy said.

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