The Nationals Gippsland South Roads Road Maintenance

Stop telling us about it, just fix the roads

Gippsland motorists are angry at the Andrews Labor Government advertising campaign promoting its rebadged VicRoads agency rather than focusing on Gippsland roads.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Roads, Danny O’Brien said he’d had a number of constituents comment to him on the waste of money by the Andrews Labor Government advertising Regional Roads Victoria.

“Labor has made a lot of noise about its new roads structure, which is really just a reorganisation and rebadging of VicRoads and now it is spending taxpayer’s dollars to promote the changes.

“Here’s an idea: how about spending that money on fixing the roads and not wasting it on telling us about it?”

Mr O’Brien said the increase in advertising in the lead up to the State Election was a direct breach of Daniel Andrews’ promise to slash government advertising.

“Labor and Daniel Andrews promised at the last election to stop government advertising during an election campaign and yet we are seeing this massive media spend to promote their roads organisation which is completely unnecessary and a breach of Labor’s 2014 election commitment.

“Labor came to government and immediately slashed the roads maintenance budget by 17 per cent in its first year and subsequent years have failed to catch up on the backlog.

“If Daniel Andrews was doing his job he wouldn’t need to be using your money to tell you what he’s doing with our roads.

“This is in the context of Labor’s failure to fund the final stages of the Princes Highway duplication between Traralgon and Sale and a backlog of maintenance problems on roads throughout Gippsland South.

“It’s time Labor stopped wasting money on political advertising and got on with fixing our roads.”

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The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien says Gippsland motorists are fed up with taxpayer funded Labor media campaigns while roads go unfinished

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