Nationals Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy expresses his concern about the lack of roadside slashing across the Ovens Valley region as fuel loads increase on our regional roads.
Mr McCurdy said, “The Nationals previously flagged this concern to the Andrews Government prior to Christmas last year calling for outgrown vegetation on our roadsides to be tendered to immediately.
“We are in February and it’s very disappointing to see some of our roads have simply been disregarded in Regional Roads Victoria’s own mowing program despite the scheduled mowing calendar*.”
He continued, “The Andrews Government needs to have a more proactive approach when it comes to preventing fire seasons over this hot summer period.
“Instead of spending money on advertisements warning regional communities about bushfires, the Andrews Government needs to instead spend that money on regularly ensuring our roadsides are slashed.”
“This is not a big ask, nor a big task.
“The Victorian Government needs to act now to save our regional properties as the weather gets even hotter,” Mr McCurdy said.