The Liberal National Coalition have secured up to $700 million from the Port of Melbourne lease for transport infrastructure projects in rural and regional areas. State Liberal Member for Eildon Cindy McLeish would like the community’s input on how it should be spent.
“The $700 million that we have secured for regional Victoria is in stark contrast to the Andrews Labor Government’s original proposal of spending the entire Port lease proceeds in Melbourne,” Ms McLeish said.
“Daniel Andrews thinks Victoria ends at Melbourne and leads a city-centric government. That is why the Liberals have secured this significant funding specifically for regional and rural Victoria,” Ms McLeish said.
“I will be listening to local residents about their ideas of how these funds should be spent here in Mansfield and Murrindindi Shires.”
“The last thing we want to see is a repeat of Labor’s Stronger Country Bridges Program, where Daniel Andrews was caught out splashing cash set aside for rural communities near his own suburban electorate of Mulgrave,” Ms McLeish said.
“I welcome your thoughts. If you would like to make a submission or give your feedback on projects of need in our region please contact my office in Yarra Glen on 9730 1066,” Ms McLeish concluded.