MURRAY Plains people have until January 15, 2018 to make submissions to a Parliamentary Inquiry into VicRoads’ management of country roads.
The Law Reform, Road and Community Safety Committee is examining a number of issues as part of its inquiry.
This includes VicRoads’ effectiveness in managing country roads, the existing funding model and its effectiveness for country Victoria, level of consultation with regional communities and the option of dismantling VicRoads and creating a specific Country Roads organisation.
Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the inquiry was an important opportunity for communities across the electorate who rely on well-maintained country roads to conduct their daily lives.
“Our country roads are crumbling and each day the growing risk to public safety increases,” Mr Walsh said.
“I am appealing to all country drivers who have had a bad experience driving on country roads to make their voices heard through this public inquiry.”
The inquiry will gather evidence from open hearings across the state from the public as well as a range of experts, and will have the authority to question Members of Parliament, Ministers and departmental staff.
The terms of reference and more details about the inquiry are available from the committee’s website parliament.vic.gov.au/lrrcsc/article/3221
Written submissions can be emailed to [email protected] or by sending a hardcopy to The Executive Officer, Law Reform, Road and Community Safety Committee, Parliament House, Spring Street, East Melbourne 3002.