Ryan on a mission to identify the Euroa electorate’s worst roads
14 October 2016
Friday 14 October 2016
Motorists in the Euroa electorate are being urged to take photos of potholes and other road hazards as part of a new campaign to identify the region’s worst roads.
Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan is asking residents to send her a photo, along with the location and information about how long the road has been in need of repair.
Ms Ryan is also urging residents to report road hazards through the VicRoads’ website to ensure the agency’s statistics reflect the poor condition of roads in our region.
“If people report road hazards directly to VicRoads, it will give them the evidence they need to demand additional state funding to better manage and maintain our roads,” Ms Ryan said.
“I’m also asking motorists to send me a photo of the road and information about the location and how long it’s been in need of repair.”
Ms Ryan said The Nationals were collating a list of the worst of Victoria’s country road network to present to the Victorian Government.
“The Andrews Labor Government has cut hundreds of millions of dollars from the country road network, scrapping the $160 million Country Roads and Bridges Fund and slashing $130 million from VicRoads road asset maintenance budget,” Ms Ryan said.
“After receiving a windfall in revenue from the lease of the Port of Melbourne, Labor must not continue to neglect regional Victoria’s crumbling and dangerous roads.”
Ms Ryan said The Nationals refused to pass legislation for the sale of the lease of the Port of Melbourne until the Andrews Government committed 10 per cent of funds to regional transport infrastructure.
“With a final price tag of almost $10 billion there is no excuse for Labor to ignore the terrible state of our country roads any longer.”
Ms Ryan said the state of local and state roads were an issue across every corner of the Euroa electorate.
“In the past few years, potholes and dangerously uneven road surfaces seem to have become part of everyday travel,” Ms Ryan said.
“Heavy rain and localised flooding in recent weeks has caused roads to further deteriorate.”
Motorists can report any road hazard to VicRoads by phoning 13 11 70 or via Steph’s website http://www.stephryan.com.au/report_a_road_hazard.