Following up Princes Highway status

Mr  PURCELL (Western Victoria) (12:53:24) — My constituency question is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. I acknowledge that the minister provided a letter last March to the federal infrastructure and transport minister regarding adding the Princes Highway west, which runs from Colac to the South Australian border, to the National Land Transport Network. In April this year, two months ago, our federal member for Wannon, Dan Tehan, copied me in on a letter to the minister urging him to take advantage of the 2018 review of the National Land Transport Network by again requesting inclusion in that review. My question is: Minister, have you made that further request to add Princes Highway west to the National Land Transport Network?

Written Response received 27 July 2018

Question asked by:       Mr Purcell

Directed to:                  Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Asked on:                    6 June 2018

ANSWER:

I have written to the Federal Member for Wannon, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, responding to his letter of April this year regarding the inclusion of the Princes Highway West on the Commonwealth Government's National Land Transport Network.

In my response to Mr Tehan, I reaffirmed the Victorian Government's position that it will advocate for the Princes Highway West to be included on the National Land Transport Network as part of the 2018 review of the network. To date, Victoria has agreed to the terms of reference for the 2018 network review and is now awaiting the Commonwealth to formally commence the review process.