Dan Andrews has repeatedly said his Labor government would "govern for all Victorians".
But when it comes to roads in the south-west, he and his government have failed.
Our roads continue to crumble and fall apart. Funds to maintain our roads barely fill the potholes. One is filled in, another opens up down the road. It's like a game of whack-a-mole. But sadly the government doesn't know how to play.
The federal government in May announced $60 million for the Princes Highway between Warrnambool and Port Fairy and encouraged Mr Andrews to add extra.
The state's response has been underwhelming. It wanted to wait for the federal government's Princes Highway strategy to be finalised before considering opening the purse strings.
The strategy was released last Friday, albeit not in full. Who knows what devil is in the detail? Regardless, it highlighted areas west of Colac needing upgrades.
We again asked the state government if it would top up the $60 million from Canberra. Again it failed to give a yes or no answer.
We requested an interview with Roads Minister Jaala Pulford, a member for Western Region, who covers the south-west. We were told our questions did not fall under her portfolio. We requested an interview with Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan, whose portfolio covers the issue. The request was denied. Why?
Politicians are elected to represent voters, this government espouses to govern for all Victorians. Yet it can't answer basic questions. It won't.
The government is not listening to south-west residents. It is hoping the issue will go away or we will tire of asking. It won't. We won't. South West Coast MP Roma Britnell's petition calling for road upgrades has more than 8000 signatures. 80-plus year-old grandmothers have walked blocks just to find a petition and sign it.
Ms Britnell intends tabling it in parliament soon. Surely the pages and pages and pages of names will have an impact on the government.
Dan, we're part of Victoria too.