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Nothing New for Kyabam in Daniel Andrews' Regional Plan

19 November 2015

The Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Statement has failed to deliver new infrastructure projects or investment plans for the Loddon Campaspe Region.

The Nationals Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said Labor had kept regional Victoria waiting a year for the statement.

“Unfortunately for our area the Regional Statement is a very underwhelming document,” Mr Walsh said.

“Rather than providing new infrastructure projects and investments, the Regional Statement just lists projects that have already been announced, including some by the former Liberal-Nationals Coalition Government.

"It is disappointing that after 12 months in limbo, Labor still doesn’t have a clear vision for the future of regional Victoria.”

Mr Walsh cited the Kyabram Secondary College rebuild as a perfect example of the ineffectiveness of Labor’s Regional Statement.

Prior to the 2014 election the Liberal Nationals Coalition announced $10 million to enable the college to finally construct its middle years complex.

“Since the election of the Labor government the project has stalled and the college remains in urgent need of emergency maintenance funding to combat a serious white ant problem in Block A.

“The Kyabram community has every reason to be disillusioned given their college has not even rated a mention in Daniel Andrews’ new plan for the Loddon Campaspe Region..

“With thousands of jobs lost across regional Victoria under his watch, Daniel Andrews must do more than come up with glossy brochures and more committees,” Mr Walsh said.




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