A state government move to vote down a plan to direct more state revenue towards fixing rural roads has been criticised by a south-west MP.
Member for South West Coast and opposition spokeswoman for rural roads Roma Britnell claims that road maintenance across rural Victoria was a "shambolic mess" under Premier Daniel Andrews and Labor, with a lack of funding and misplaced priorities.
"The Liberal Nationals wanted to increase the amount of money directed from the Better Roads Victoria trust account toward repairs and maintenance on our country roads," she said.
"But, the Labor government voted against it.
"If Daniel Andrews and Labor don’t change course, in just six years from now, 50 per cent of Victoria’s road network will be rated as poor.
Country Victorians deserve better."
Mrs Britnell said the state government talked the talk with expensive road advertising campaigns.
"It's time to walk the walk by being the Premier for all of Victoria, not just Melbourne," she said.
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