Photo competition puts focus on transport

A NEW photography competition has been launched by the state’s peak transport lobby group to highlight inadequacies along regional Victorian roads and railways.

The RACV’s Regional Growing Pains project is aimed to provide a comprehensive snapshot of how the state’s country roads are faring in the lead-up to the November 29 state election.

RACV public transport manager Thanuja Gunatillake said entries could depict roads, public transport or pathways. 

She said the photo competition was another way for regional residents to have input into the project.

“Your photo could show transport that you use regularly and meets your needs, a missing transit link in your area or a particular problem location that you encounter,” Ms Gunatillake said.

“We’ve already heard from hundreds of people at face-to-face consultations and almost 8000 people responded to our survey.”

 Entries in the competition will be short-listed by three RACV judges with the public able to vote for their favourite finalist.

Entries may be published in the Regional Growing Pains report, to be published mid-year, while the winning photographer will also receive a $500 RACV voucher.

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