Major local roads on the Mornington Peninsula have been left off the table following Labor’s recent infrastructure announcement for Victoria.
While in the seat of Holt, Victorian and Federal Labor announced eight projects to help improve traffic flow in South East Melbourne but ignored the critical Peninsula priorities.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, stated that this lack of funding for major local projects on the Peninsula such as the Jetty Road intersection in Rosebud or Forest Drive in Mt Martha, showed Labor’s priorities did not lie with the Peninsula.
“Despite Mr Shorten, Mr Andrews, Mr Albanese and the Federal Candidate for Flinders talking about congestion in South East Victoria, not one mention was made of funding for critical roads such as Jetty Road or Balnarring Road, which have been at the heart of local community concerns.
“The fact that major intersections on the Peninsula were not discussed and did not form part of the Labor Government’s Request for Proposal announced today is simply staggering.
“This proposal fails to mention, let alone announce any funding for major intersections and roads on the Peninsula, including Jetty Road, Forest Drive, Uralla Road or The Balnarring Rd intersection with Frankston Flinders Rd.
“For Mr Albanese and Mr Shorten to talk about investment in the growth regions and in local jobs, all while failing to mention that their state colleagues have failed to put in once cent for the Frankston to Baxter Rail Electrification, a project with the ability to take thousands of cars off our local roads, shows where their priorities lie.”
“There is $225 million in Federal Funding ready to go for this project, but Labor continues to put the brakes on this vital infrastructure project.”