South West Coast MP Roma Britnell has slammed the Andrews Labor Government’s decision to spend $11 million on just 20 kms of the Princes Highway between Panmure and the South Australian border, while ignoring the dangerous condition of the remaining length of the highway.
Ms Britnell expressed disappointment at the Andrews Labor Government’s failure to invest in the maintenance and repair of the entire Princes Highway, which is vital for the South West Coast community.
“The Andrews Labor Government’s decision to allocate $11 million to upgrade just 20 kms of the Princes Highway, while ignoring the dangerous conditions of the rest of the highway, is a slap in the face for the people of South West Coast and all regional Victorians” Ms Britnell said.
“The Andrews Labor Government’s failure to maintain the Princes Highway is made worse by the Federal Albanese Labor Government’s decision to slash over $41 million from the Roads of Strategic Importance funding committed to the Princes Highway in 2019.”
“The entire length of the Princes Highway is in dire need of repair and maintenance, yet the Andrews Government has chosen to focus on a small section of the road, leaving the rest of the highway in a dangerous condition.”
Ms Britnell notes that the dangerous conditions of the Princes Highway pose a serious risk to the safety of all road users, including drivers, passengers and pedestrians.
“It’s not just about improving road conditions for drivers. It’s about making sure our roads are safe for everyone who uses them, including cyclists and pedestrians” Ms Britnell stated.
“The people of South West Coast and regional Victoria deserve better. We need a government that prioritises the safety of its citizens and invests in the critical infrastructure that our communities need. The Andrews Labor Government continue to fail us.” Ms Britnell said.