The Liberal Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell has welcomed the announcement by Liberal Leader Matthew Guy that if elected, the Liberal Coalition will restore the $160 million Country Roads and Bridges Program.
Ms Lovell said that the axing of the program by Daniel Andrews when he was elected in 2014 meant that many councils including Moira Shire had struggled to meet the cost of maintaining local roads.
“I know that the axing of this program by the Andrews Labor Government has severely impacted on Moira Shire’s ability to maintain their local road infrastructure,” Ms Lovell said.
“The return of the program will see Moira Shire receive $1 million each year to fix local roads and bridges,” Ms Lovell said.
“Only a Liberal Coalition Government will help councils like Moira Shire to keep country roads safe and I welcome the return of the Country Roads and Bridges Program.”