Recent wet weather events have seen roads in regional Victoria falling apart at the seams, with more potholes than ever before, with many dangerous sections being left unrepaired for months at a time.
Nationals Member for Ovens Valley, Tim McCurdy, said that potholes were appearing faster than ever before, and the maintenance budget is falling behind.
“Under Labor, we have had the roads maintenance budget slashed by 45 per cent since 2020, and councils and regional drivers are really feeling the impacts,” Mr McCurdy said.
“I encourage locals to stay vigilant on the roads, make sure to drive to the conditions of the road, as not doing so can cost more than just money.
“We have seen the road death toll skyrocket this year, which we need to remember is not just a statistic, but people and their families being impacted.
“I continue my push for more funding and for many of the potholes to be fixed, however, I would also encourage locals to write to the Treasurer and Roads Minister and remind them of the importance of good quality roads in the regions.
“Better roads makes it safer for the drivers, and means that more people will be able to get home at night.”