Ms Bath said Labor must provide an undertaking to properly repair and maintain our roads instead completing cheap patch up jobs which don’t last.
“Frustratingly we have a State Government focussed on band aid politics to combat negative publicity rather than getting on with the job of fixing our regional roads,” said Ms Bath.
“Labor has governed Victoria 16 out of the last 20 years in Victoria and itself states ‘after decades of underinvestment and inattention’, country roads are ‘in need of an overhaul’.
Ms Bath said her constituents are discouraged that only one road safety forum is being held for the entire region, with Gippsland covering 41,556 sq km and encompassing six local government areas.
“Holding one road safety forum for Gippsland doesn’t demonstrate an understanding of our region or a commitment to undertake genuine community consultation,” said Ms Bath.
Ms Bath is inviting Gippslanders who can’t attend the Regional Road Safety forum to express their views by contacting her electoral office on (03) 5174 7066 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“If Labor won’t commit to conducting sincere community consultation we must ensure Gippsland’s views on regional road safety are represented in state parliament.”
The Gippsland Road Safety forum will be held Tuesday, August 20, from 5.45pm to 7.30pm at the Ibis Convention Centre, 25-41 Princes Highway, Sale.