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Peter Walsh MP:
Bad Old Days' already here under Daniel Andrews

Regional Victoria has already been left behind.

By Portal Admin - 5th May 2019 - Back to News

Dear Editor,

Daniel Andrews recently claimed he doesn’t want to "go back to the bad old days where there were two Victorias" – Regional Victoria and Melbourne.

But under his city-centric government, Regional Victoria has already been left behind.

One of the first things Daniel Andrews did as Premier was cut the $160 million Country Roads and Bridges Program.

Today, our country roads are riddled with potholes and crumbling shoulders with no money to fix them.

Hospitals and schools crying out for upgrades, like the Swan Hill Hospital in my electorate and the Warracknabeal school community in western Victoria, are being ignored.

Regional Victorians are forced to deal with a third-world train system that constantly breaks down, while the Andrews Government pours billions into Melbourne metro projects.

Worse still, Daniel Andrews looks set to axe the Regional Development Fund at the end of June – a Fund that’s invested $1 billion into regional communities.

Premier, we can’t go back to the "bad old days" because under your city-centric Labor Government, we’re already there.

Country Victorians deserve better and the Liberal Nationals will keep fighting for a better deal for all regional communities.


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