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Member for Western Victoria Region, Bev McArthur used a constituency question in Parliament this week to ask the Minister for Roads about the necessity of a long-term quality guarantee on roadworks across Victoria.

The South West of Victoria has had its roads declared the worst in the state by the RACV, following an independent analysis of the condition of Victorian roads.

Bev McArthur said “Federal and state taxpayers need to be provided with a quality of work guarantee on roadworks undertaken by the minister’s department.”

She said “The newly minted freeway between Geelong and Colac has barely had a ribbon cut and the potholes are inches deep and feet wide.”

“Toasters appear to have a better guarantee than work conducted by Major Road Projects Victoria and managed by Regional Roads Victoria.”

Bev McArthur said “It is integral to my constituency that the state government not only commits funding to roadworks and infrastructure projects but also ensures the money is not wasted on substandard workmanship.”

“Minister, what guarantee does the department demand on these massive taxpayer-funded infrastructure projects?” she concluded.

15 August 2019