Members Statement – South West Coast Roads

I am pleased to see that the Law Reform, Road and Community Safety Committee are conducting an inquiry into VicRoads management of country roads. I expect the committee will be flooded with submissions from South-West Coast, where it appears the roads are no longer able to cope with a few days of heat.

They fall apart when it rains; they fall apart when it is hot. What the hell is going on and why can’t we get a road to stick together when it has been fixed?

I hope this inquiry makes the minister listen to the cries of my constituents, but I do not understand why he will not just get on with the job and listen to what has been said time and time again about our roads and just get them fixed.