Member for Northern Victoria Region, Candy Broad has called on the Minister for Roads, Terry Mulder to provide a timetable for the implementation of the Liberal/National Party promise to commit $130 million and build the Kilmore/Wallan Bypass to the electors of Northern Victoria and to Mitchell Shire.
Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Ms Broad said the then Opposition Leader, now Premier, Mr Baillieu, promised in the Age on September 8, 2010 that if he won November's election, work would start in 2013 or 2014, with the road being completed by 2017.
“Mitchell Shire is currently preparing a long term financial plan and capital works program and is unable to produce a coherent and logical plan without a detailed timetable from the Baillieu Government”, Ms Broad said.
“Mitchell Shire Council and the electors of Northern Victoria deserve to be fully informed about the Baillieu Government’s intentions.”
Mitchell Shire Council agreed on 28 February, 2011 for Council Officers to write to the State Government to gauge the expected timetable from them for their commitment to build a Kilmore/Wallan Bypass as promised during the State election campaign.
“The Liberal/National Party promise has raised expectations that the Kilmore/Wallan Bypass will proceed at a cost of $130 million”, Ms Broad said.
“Accordingly the Minister for Roads in the Baillieu Government should provide a detailed timetable for implementation.”
Ms Broad said that inventing black holes in the Budget will not save Mr Mulder if the Baillieu Government does not honour this promise in full.