The Andrews Labor Government has hopelessly failed to maintain some of Victoria’s most historic and frequently-used piers and jetties even though the government had relentless warnings and did not listen or respond in time.
Reports today confirm that for three years running, the Andrews Labor Government has been unable to meet its own annual target of maintaining 80 per cent of its significant bayside assets in “average” to “perfect” condition – placing the safety and wellbeing of Victoria’s millions of visitors to seaside assets in significant danger.
These reports follow revelations that the Government knowingly let the historic Flinders Pier fall into disrepair over a period of four years, before being shamed into action by internationally famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough.
The Andrews Labor Government has no plan and no accountability when it comes to the management of Victoria’s maritime assets.
At the last election, it promised fishers and boaters that “every cent” of boating licence fees would be ploughed back into boating assets. But with an election just 18 months away, Labor is yet to deliver on this promise – or to finalise its much-touted “Better Boating Strategy”.
After three years of failure, Labor’s promises just don’t hold water anymore.
The Liberal Nationals call on the Andrews Labor Government to publicly release a list of all piers and jetties closed due to health and safety concerns, and to transparently detail just how much funding is required to get our bayside assets back into shipshape.