Greens candidate for Mayo Anne Bourne answers - What will your party do to improve regional roads in the Mayo electorate? What roads would be a priority?
Decades of neglect mean major upgrades are urgently required to our transport infrastructure, including roads and public transport.
Public transport is a key infrastructure issue in Mayo, and must be addressed to ensure our whole community has access to safe, reliable and affordable transport options.
The Greens acknowledge the importance of regional road networks and reliable public transport for communities to access employment, education and health services and to support economic development in regional areas. The Greens' focus is on road funding that prioritises safety and blackspots.
Only one per cent of federal funding is going into public transport. The Greens would prioritise public transport funding to connect regional centres with capital cities and each other, by introducing a dedicated public transport investment fund of $25 billion.
Our focus is on developing a nationwide approach to clean energy infrastructure; a world-class public transport system, high-speed rail connecting interstate capitals and major regional centres, inter-regional rail and bus networks servicing passengers and freight and nationwide coverage of electric vehicle charging facilities.
For information about the Greens approach to Planning and Transport visit - https://greens.org.au/policies