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Labor fails Agnes Falls and Gippsland Tourism

The Melbourne Labor Government has continued its failure to support Gippsland tourism, jobs and economic opportunities with the rejection of a grant application for Agnes Falls in South Gippsland.

Labor has rejected a funding application for the construction of a cantilevered viewing platform at Agnes Falls under the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Program.

 The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, said he is disappointed the application put forward by the South Gippsland Shire was not approved.

“The Friends of Agnes Falls committee has been working on this application for three years. This hard-working committee has spread the word about the beauty of Agnes Falls far and wide, including to any politician passing by.

 “A cantilevered platform at Agnes Falls would be a huge draw card, improving the visitor experience at a hidden gem of South Gippsland and resulting in a significant tourism boost for the region.

“This application had the full support of the local council and demonstrated viability and long term benefit.”

“When is Labor going to support tourism and job creation in South Gippsland?” Mr O’Brien said.

The Friends of Agnes Falls committee is continuing to actively seek funds to see this project move forward.

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