Community facilities | November 23, 2015

Nothing new in Daniel Andrew’s Regional Statement - Western District

The Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Statement has failed to deliver new infrastructure projects or investment plans for the Western District.

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy said Labor had kept regional Victoria waiting a year for the statement.

“Unfortunately for our area the Regional Statement is a very underwhelming document,” Ms Kealy 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.

Ms Kealy cited the scrapped $160 million Country Roads and Bridges program and the 10 per cent cut from the road asset management budget as a perfect example of the ineffectiveness of Labor’s Regional Statement.

“We need more money invested in country roads, not less, to address the urgent need to improve and maintain roads across the Lowan Electorate.”

“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.” Ms Kealy said

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