Liberals and Nationals to deliver Shepparton bypass

A Liberal and Nationals Government will deliver Shepparton’s long-overdue bypass. The Greater Shepparton community has been lobbying for the project since the mid-1990s, with the project becoming a political football. The Liberals and Nationals will end this stalemate, committing $260 million to get on with stage one of the project, despite silence from state and…

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Cohuna community’s lobbying sees $800,000 childcare commitment

For the past eight years Cohuna has battled hard to secure childcare to help the town grow. But the town continues to face an uphill battle attracting professionals without having the childcare facilities necessary for long-term investment. Which is why a Liberal and Nationals Government will provide the $800,000 the town’s progress association and Gannawarra…

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Walsh warns Victorians to get ready for Dan’s deluge of debt

The Nationals leader and Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, says regional Victorians, all Victorians, should brace themselves for a tsunami of Federal budget cuts, proudly supported by Premier Daniel Andrews. Mr Walsh says Andrews has used the blame game – bleating underfunding from Canberra is responsible for all Victoria’s problems – to cover the…

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You can’t trust Labor to deliver for the regions

Today’s Federal Budget will demonstrate yet again that Daniel Andrews and Labor can’t be trusted to deliver the investment regional Victoria deserves. Labor’s Federal Treasurer will tonight lock in cuts to regional projects across Victoria and all Daniel Andrews can say is; “that’s a matter for the Federal Government”. This comes despite his regular attacks…

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Delivering reliable water connections for country towns

More people in country towns will be connected to town sewerage and water supply under a $40 million Liberal and Nationals plan.   Under the Small Towns Water and Sewerage Fund, eligible water authorities will receive dollar-for-dollar funding to install town sewerage or potable water supplies in smaller communities.   The fund will see the…

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Statement on Victorian floods

The rain has eased but the emergency has not ended.   Our thoughts are with those affected, and our sincere thanks to SES volunteers and other emergency services personnel.   The scenes of flooding in our state, reaching virtually into the middle of Melbourne, are devastating.   It is clear that affected communities, families and…

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Delivering stage two for Yarrawonga P-12 College

Yarrawonga P-12 College will receive long overdue funding to complete stage two works under an $18 million Liberals and Nationals’ plan. The funding will allow the college to cater for more students in the region, with the construction of new classroom blocks for Years 5-8, and 9-12, uniting the junior and senior students on the…

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Greater transparency for seafood lovers

Diners at restaurants or people ordering takeaway will know whether the seafood they’re ordering is local or imported under a Liberal and Nationals plan. An elected Liberal and Nationals Government would introduce country of origin labelling requirements for food sold for immediate consumption. The changes mean businesses such as pubs, cafés, restaurants and local takeaway…

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Hall of Fame to immortalise High Country’s history

Victoria’s High Country communities will have their history immortalised in a High Country Hall of Fame under a Liberal and Nationals Government. Leader of the Nationals, Peter Walsh, and Shadow Minster for Tourism, Cindy McLeish, announced $750,000 in funding to determine the best location and design for a future High Country Hall of Fame. The…

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A boost for Churchill sporting clubs

Churchill community sporting groups are one step closer to having a state-of-the-art Sporting Hub at Gaskin Park with the Liberals and Nationals pledging $4 million to support the project. The commitment will see construction of multi-use changerooms for both male and female athletes and officials, construction of a second netball court, resurfacing of the junior…

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