REPORTS that the State Government will reduce the speed limit to 70km/h on unsealed country roads is just lazy policy by a lazy government, Member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath says.
The government is considering a proposal to reduce the speed limit on unsealed country roads to 70km/h.
But Ms Bath says the Melbourne-centric government should instead commit to properly funding the maintenance and upgrade of crumbling country roads to keep motorists safe.
“Our country roads are vital to keeping Gippsland moving and connected,” Ms Bath said.
“But the State Government is spending less on road maintenance, causing our roads to crumble and putting lives at risk.
“We’ve already seen the limit on many sealed roads reduced to 80km/h. The next lazy response from Daniel Andrews is to reduce the speed limit to 70km/h on other country roads.
“The better solution is to provide adequate funding to maintain and upgrade our country 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.”
Ms Bath is fighting for more funding for country roads across Gippsland to help keep the community safe.
“I want to hear views from the community; from people who use these unsealed roads every day.
“Go to www.haveyoursayvictoria.org and share your views about the proposal to reduce speed limits on unsealed country roads.”