Ripon's roads in disrepair

Member for Ripon, Joe Helper, is eager to hear about the condition of roads in Stawell and Ararat.

Mr Helper recently embarked on a 1000 kilometre road trip around the Ripon electorate to inspect the state of roads.

He said while some roads were in good repair, many had not received the maintenance they need.

"We all know that good roads are so important in the country," Mr Helper said.

"Considering Denis Napthine and his Liberal/National colleagues promised to fix absolutely everything prior to the last election, I would have thought that keeping our roads in a reasonable condition would have been a high priority.

"What I have experienced during my recent Ripon Road Blitz is that clearly the Napthine Liberal- National Government has failed in this task.

"Not only are the Coalition ripping away regional services, they are also letting our infrastructure fall into disrepair.

"And before we get a frothing at the mouth response from Coalition upper house MP's, I urge them to get out of their Ballarat centric offices and check the roads out here in the real world."

The Victorian ALP has already taken steps to address the decline in roads, announcing a $2 billion investment in country and suburban roads.

Residents in Ararat, Stawell and district have been urged to contact Mr Helper about sub-standard roads.

"I would like to hear from people in Buangor, Ararat, Stawell, Great Western, Elmhurst and indeed the wider Ripon electorate about where the Government has failed to fix roads," Mr Helper said.

People wanting to report roads in disrepair should contact Mr Helper's office on 5461-1255 or visit the State Opposition's roads website www.FixOurRoads.com.au

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