Agnes Falls development needs to be funded

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien says the Andrews Labor Government now has no excuses not to fund the construction of a cantilevered viewing platform at Agnes Falls in South Gippsland.

In State Parliament this week, Mr O’Brien called on the Government to fund the project after it boasted of a $474 million spend on the environment and Victoria’s parks and reserves.

“Anyone who has been to Agnes Falls will know it’s a hidden gem in South Gippsland and is already a great tourism attraction,” Mr O’Brien said.

“The geography of the place though, makes it difficult to see the full splendour of the falls and the cantilevered viewing platform out into the gorge would be a spectacular attraction for our region.

“With the Minister for Environment saying she will spend up big, there is no reason why the estimated $700,000 cost of this project can’t now be found.”

Mr O’Brien said after the devastating year Gippsland has had, this project would boost the economy during construction and then by increasing tourism numbers to the area.

“The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are continuing across the state, even though restrictions are starting to ease.

“This is a great project that will go a long way to support this area and will ultimately help bolster the tourism offerings in South Gippsland.

“I am calling on the State Government to provide this relatively small amount of funding to deliver an important project that will bring tourists and development to our region.”

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien MP is calling on the Andrews Labor Government to fund the development of a cantilevered viewing platform at Agnes Falls in the upcoming State Budget.

 

26 November 2020

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