State Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy has urged families and businesses to make their voices heard in a parliamentary inquiry into regional fuel prices.
Mr McCurdy said country motorists felt they had been left in the dark.
‘‘For many regional Victorians, public transport just isn’t an option and private transport is their only reliable means of getting from A to B,’’ he said.
‘‘Many people have raised concerns with me about high fuel prices and the perceived difference between country and city areas and regional towns.’’
The inquiry will compare the price of unleaded, diesel and LPG fuels in regional communities with metropolitan areas and other regional communities.
Mr McCurdy said fuel was a necessary, but significant, cost for families and businesses in regional Victoria.
‘‘Fuel prices in Yarrawonga, in particular, compared to other nearby towns, is a significant issue.’’