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Harmans Road Bridge at Johnsonville and Boyds Road Bridge at Mount Taylor will be replaced through the Country Roads and Bridges Program, if the Liberal Nationals are elected to government next month.
“This $160 million program was axed by Labor on coming to government and replaced with a cheaper $100 million imitation only last month (four years later) and even then, the replacement program is not confined to country councils,” said Gippsland East Nationals MP Tim Bull.
“Having been speaking to East Gippsland Shire Council about projects to be funded through the program, others identified include works on Soldiers Road / Settlement Road at Lindenow, Moroney and McMillan Streets in Bairnsdale and an improvement to the Lake Victoria Road and Birrells Road intersection near Newlands Arm.”
Mr Bull said the Liberal Nationals’ $160m Country Roads and Bridges Program would guarantee $1m of funding for Victoria’s 40 rural councils – which includes East Gippsland – over four years, giving them the certainty to plan for the long-term, to do the work on the roads that need it most.
“And unlike the Country Roads and Bridges Program, Labor’s program requires councils to apply for funding from the Government, and doesn’t limit it to the 40 rural councils which needs these funds the most,” he said.
Caption: The Nationals Member for Gippsland East Tim Bull and Shadow Minister for Roads David Hodgett inspect Harmans Road Bridge at Johnsonville, which will be upgraded through the Country Roads and Bridges Program under an elected Liberal Nationals Government.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018