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Wonder why our South East roads are rubbish? We were the wrong colour

Gerard Cockburn of The Canberra Times has revealed (April 27th, 2022) that only one of 33 projects announced under the government's $150 million road upgrade plan has been awarded to a Labor-held seat, with flood and fire-damaged areas in the nation's southeast likely to suffer as a result. On 2 November 2021, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, announced the Remote Roads Upgrade Pilot Program to provide $150 million of funding for projects under the new program, which would target "road improvements for regional communities, and address significant deficiencies on key regional and rural roads that limit community access, pose safety risks and impact the economic development of the surrounding area." Eden Monaro and Gilmore missed out.