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Agnes Falls delays must be addressed

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien has called on the Andrews Government to intervene to ensure the construction of a key tourism asset at Agnes Falls in South Gippsland.

Mr O’Brien has written to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, after it was revealed that plans by South Gippsland Shire to fund a new viewing platform at Agnes Falls were being held up by concerns of Parks Victoria.

“The proposal for a cantilevered platform that would give a much better view and experience of Victoria’s highest single-span falls would be a boon for tourism in the area.

“This project has been on the cards for at least four years and applications for funding to the State Labor Government have been knocked back before.

“Now that South Gippsland Shire has committed to fund the project it’s very frustrating that it is being held up by Parks Victoria.

“I’m calling on the Andrews Labor Government to get out of the way and allow the Shire and the local community to pursue this important project.

“Agnes Falls is a hidden gem in South Gippsland and the viewing platform would make it a far more attractive place for tourists to visit and would complement our other magnificent natural attractions such as Wilsons Promontory, Tarra Bulga National Park and our magnificent lakes and beaches.

“I’ve been supporting the Friends of Agnes Falls in their quest to improve facilities at the attraction since I was elected and will continue to support and promote this beautiful natural attraction in South Gippsland.”

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The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien at Agnes Falls

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