Community facilities | March 10, 2016

Liberal Nationals secure $700m for regional Victoria

The Liberal Nationals have secured up to $700 million from the Port of Melbourne lease for transport infrastructure projects in rural and regional areas and Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy would like the community’s input on how it should be spent.

Emma Kealy MP said the $700 million was in stark contrast to the Andrews Labor Government’s original proposal of spending the entire Port lease proceeds in Melbourne.

“Daniel Andrews' city-centric government has failed to deliver vital infrastructure investment beyond the Melbourne city limits. That is why the Liberal Nationals have secured this significant funding specifically for regional and rural Victoria,” Ms Kealy said.

“I’d like to hear from local community groups, businesses and residents about their ideas of how the money should be spent here in our local area.

“It’s important we have a clear list of the transport infrastructure improvements our region needs to make sure the Andrews Labor Government delivers our fair share.

“The last thing we want to see is a repeat of Labor’s Stronger Country Bridges Program, where Daniel Andrews was caught spending ‘country’ funds near his suburban electorate of Mulgrave,” She said.

If you would like to make a submission or give your feedback on projects of need in your local area please contact Emma Kealy MP by email [email protected] or please phone 5382 0097.

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