Progress has been made on the roads backlog but we're not there yet, nowhere near it. $20million funding announcements sound great at election time but that only fixes about 18km of road - what about all the rest? We need to fix the funding model. An overhaul of the Federal Assistance Grants to local Councils, ensuring that the money goes where we need it, is the only long-term way to fix our roads and bridges.
Fixing our roads will save lives and we need to advocate to make sure our roads are a top priority.