Premier Daniel Andrews has been to China the same number of times he has been to the south-west in the past five years, prompting yet another call for him to experience the region's crumbling roads.
South West Coast MP Roma Britnell urged Mr Andrews to visit the south-west and fix the region's roads during a fiesty debate in parliament on Wednesday.
She said time and time again he had ignored her pleas to visit the area to view the dire state of the region's roads.
"Most sitting weeks I will say 'come and have a look for yourself'," Ms Britnell said.
"The roads are falling apart before our eyes."
Ms Britnell said Mr Andrews didn't seem to care about people living in the country, visiting the south-west the same amount of times he had visited China in the past five years.
"He is blowing out the costs of the programs he is doing in Melbourne and there is nothing left," she said.
Ms Britnell said Mr Andrews was denying south-west residents basic rights by failing to fund upgrades to roads and South West Healthcare's Warrnambool Base Hospital.
"These are not luxuries," she said.
Ms Britnell said the state of south-west roads was the single biggest issue she had dealt with in her time as a politician. "It comes up in nearly every conversation I have with people in the region," she said.
She said truck drivers had told her their undercarriages were only lasting a third of the time they once did.
She urged all south-west residents to sign her petition calling for action on south-west roads. "We need to send a very clear message to the Premier," she said.
A spokeswoman said since coming to office, the state government had doubled spending on regional roads to allow Victorians to get where they're going safer and sooner.
"The Minister for Roads has recently held road safety meetings in Portland and Geelong, discussing issues affecting the south-west," she said.
The spokeswoman said the state government was taking action to repair and improve the road network in south-west Victoria by investing an unprecedented amount in the region.
"We have already invested in two dedicated, multi-year maintenance packages aimed at improving the major roads that communities and industries rely on every day as part of the Green Triangle and Princes Highway - Colac to South Australia packages," she said.
"On top of this the Victorian budget 2019/20 invests $519 million into improving regional roads."
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