Coalition’s $1 billion road repair pledge
CINDY McLeish (MLA, Eildon) has announced a Liberal Government will invest $1 billion in upgrading and repairing country roads and bridges.
“A Liberal Government will invest $1 billion over 10 years roads saves country lives,” Ms McLeish said.
Funding for the $1 billion of $400 million for the Country Roads and Bridges program, another $400 million for targeted road restoration and a $200 million boost for general road maintenance.
Blitz will also invest to improve roads before they begin to break down which will save long run,” she said.
“This approach has been supported by the Auditor-Gen- eral who found in 2016 that Labor was critically underspending on road maintenance.”
Under the project, VicRoads will be instructed to develop a program of works each year based on input from the community and stakeholders.
The $1 billion in funding will maintenance and restoration initiatives delivered by VicRoads.
A new smart phone app will also be developed to allow motorists to report road hazards in real-time.
“This will revolutionise response times for urgent repair work to minimise the danger of accidents that result in injury or worse,” Ms McLeish said.
more patch-up jobs.