McCurdy urges Minister to listen to Yarrawonga on bridge issue

Monday 30 October 2017

Nationals Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy has called on the Victorian Roads Minister to return the Yarrawonga-Mulwala Bridge route to the green route.

Speaking in Parliament recently, Mr McCurdy asked the Minister to support the wishes of the Yarrawonga community by selecting the green route for the new bridge.

“I raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Roads and Road Safety and the action that I seek is that he immediately intervene and return the Yarrawonga-Mulwala Bridge route back to the green route, as the community wishes,” Mr McCurdy said in Parliament.

“The Yarrawonga community has told me time and time again that its preference is and has always been the green route, not the grey route.

“The Minister went against this community and changed the earlier decision and it has gone against the local Moira Shire Council.”

Mr McCurdy told Parliament Moira Shire Council conducted a plebiscite recently. 

“The plebiscite went to Yarrawonga residents and those who live in surrounding farming communities like Telford, Bundalong and Burramine. The result was a resounding three-to-one in favour of the green route,” he said.

“I urge the Minister to listen to community's wishes as I have been asking him to do for some time.

“I have also written to the Premier to seek his support. I urge him to change the bridge route back to the green route.”

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