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‘Road work needed’

AFTER the first months of a Victorian Labor Government there are “pluses, minuses and still things to do”, according to member for Mildura Peter Crisp.
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Pluses and minuses: Peter Crisp is pleased with Labor’s action on freight rail but country roads remain a problem.

Today marks 100 days since Premier Daniel Andrews led Labor to victory on November 29.

Mr Crisp listed a commitment on Mildura freight rail as a positive, but said he was still “concerned” about the state of country roads.

The Nationals’ MP said the axing of the Coalition’s Country Roads and Bridges Program would see road maintenance funding across the state drop by up to $370 million over the next five years.

The government last month announced the $35.8 million Stronger Country Bridges Program and the $50 million Safer Country Crossings Program.

“I have concerns about country road maintenance in the VicRoads network and local government network,” Mr Crisp said. “The government is yet to make a useful and substantial commitment to country roads.”

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