THE HON. GREG HUNT MP
Federal Member for Flinders
Minister for Health and Aged Care
29th March 2022
Labor is now fighting with itself over its failure to deliver progress on the Jetty Road overpass, with the Labor Candidate for Flinders attacking the Andrews Government over delays on the vital infrastructure project.
On Friday, the Labor Candidate for Flinders in a series of posts on social media called the delay in progress on Jetty Road “quite strange.”
Clearly the ALP candidate doesn’t understand that it is her own party’s fault as the Victorian Government is still yet to release the eagerly anticipated business case.
The Morrison Government committed $75 million towards the overpass, improved pedestrian safety and improved sound mitigation in 2019. This funding remains available to Victoria.
However, the Andrews Government continues to drag its feet on the issue, only requesting $3.5 million for a business case, which was paid in full.
Federal Member for Flinders, Greg Hunt MP said Labor now had questions to answer from their own party and the community regarding this important community project.
“When your own party is calling delays to a project “quite strange”, you know Labor has a crisis on the Mornington Peninsula,” Minister Hunt said.
“The fact that Labor’s candidate is now calling out members of her own party shows the need for action, and that time is right now.”
“I call on Labor’s federal candidate for Flinders, and all candidates, to commit to delivering funding for the Jetty Road overpass and to call on the Andrews Government to use the full $75 million available in Commonwealth funding urgently to deliver this project.
“This funding has been on the table for three years, sadly we’ve seen the Member for Nepean constantly mislead the public on this issue and now his own side is calling him out.”
“The candidate has said she will work with the Member for Nepean on a solution, the solution is simple, the Andrews Government must use the available federal funds in full and urgently on this issue.”
“The time for talk is over, the Morrison Government has delivered on our funding commitment, the funds are available, Labor must get construction underway.”