The start of a new year and a new parliamentary term represents an opportunity for the State Labor Government to reset on key projects in Gippsland.
The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, said there are a number of projects languishing for lack of state government support and he will continue to push the government to get behind them.
“I congratulate the Labor Government on its election victory in November and acknowledge its mandate, but the Government must also recognise that the people of Gippsland South voted strongly for The Nationals, endorsing the projects we committed funding to had we been elected to government.
“These include construction of a new Sale College on a greenfields site, fixing Leongatha’s dangerous and confusing “Kamikaze Corner”, a new stadium for Mirboo North and a rebuilt Foster Primary School.
“We also committed to additional train services to Sale, fixing the Loch Sport foreshore erosion, a new overtaking lane on the South Gippsland Highway at Toora and funds for upgrades at Korumburra-Bena Football Netball Club and Waratah Beach Surf Lifesaving Club.
“These are important projects in their respective communities and they deserve support from the state government.”
Mr O’Brien said he would be lobbying the government for funding for these projects and many more, holding the Premier to his commitment to “govern for all Victorians”.
“If the Premier is to be true to his word then Gippsland should miss out no longer. While city megaprojects have received billions under this government, its time for these important local projects to get their fair share.
“I will also be working with the Government to ensure it delivers on the few commitments made to the Gippsland South electorate, including a revamp for Leongatha Secondary College and a new Yarram fire station.
“I am optimistic about our future here in Gippsland, and I will fight hard to make sure our voice is heard in the halls of power.”