June 7, 2016: Members Statement – South West Coast Roads

The condition of roads across my electorate continues to be a major concern for residents.

With winter now upon us, it is feared roads will fall further into disrepair. The people who drive on these roads have been insulted by the government, which, rather than spending money fixing the cracked, distressed and potholed surfaces, will spend money putting up signs and lowering speed limits.

It will do nothing to fix the safety issues that are already there. Lowering speed limits will just slow regional productivity down, and it treats country people with contempt and disrespect. I urge the state to match the federal money and start fixing the south-west’s roads and filling our potholes.