Liberal Nationals secure $700m for regional Victoria

The Liberal Nationals have secured up to $700 million from the Port of Melbourne lease for transport infrastructure projects in rural and regional areas and Member for Mildura, Peter Crisp, would like the community’s input on how it should be spent.

Mr Crisp said the $700 million was in stark contrast to the Andrews Labor Government’s original proposal of spending the entire Port lease proceeds in Melbourne.

“Daniel Andrews thinks Victoria ends at Melbourne and leads a city-centric government. That is why the Liberal Nationals have secured this significant funding specifically for regional and rural Victoria,” Mr Crisp said.

“I’d like to hear from local community groups, businesses and residents about their ideas of how the money should be spent here in the Mildura electorate.

“It’s important we have a clear list of the transport infrastructure improvements our region needs to make sure the Andrews Labor Government delivers our fair share.

“The last thing we want to see is a repeat of Labor’s Stronger Country Bridges Program, where Daniel Andrews was caught spending ‘country’ funds near his suburban electorate of Mulgrave,” Mr Crisp said.

If you would like to make a submission or give your feedback on transport infrastructure projects of need in the Mildura electorate, please contact Peter Crisp MP by email peter.crisp@parliament.vic.gov.au or please phone 5021 2828.

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