Labor’s priorities affecting locals once again
Tuesday 14 May 2019
The Andrews Government has recently ordered the Department of Transport hire six Deputy Secretaries at up to $448,000 each - more than $2.6 million.
Ovens Valley Nationals MP Tim McCurdy has criticised the priorities of Labor when important regional infrastructure needs are being ignored.
“In 2016 the Andrews government promised new rolling stock and trains for the North East line but three years later communities have still not seen any money allocated to the upgrade,” Mr McCurdy said.
“Health services in towns such as Yarrawonga, Cobram, Myrtleford and Bright are well overdue for infrastructure upgrades.
“The Myrtleford CFA needs a new station. The current station is more than 30-years-old and no longer meets the needs of our fantastic volunteers who serve this community.
“Wangaratta High School is waiting for funding to complete stage 4 of their master plan, which includes a new stadium with double basketball courts and first-aid facilities for use by the school and the community.”
Mr McCurdy said the Andrews Government has an opportunity to look beyond Melbourne, Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong, and allocate money in this year’s state budget to support regional north-east Victoria.
“We don’t need more senior city bureaucrats to create more red tape,” he said.
“We need a government that gives a fair go to these important and growing communities in the Ovens Valley.”