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Sheed calls for continued funding in budget reply

September 07, 2017

Independent Member for Shepparton District Suzanna Sheed has urged the Victorian Government to commit to funding future stages of its local infrastructure projects.

Ms Sheed yesterday delivered her budget reply speech and thanked the Government for its significant investment in the region, acknowledging the $43.5 million allocated to rail upgrades, the $1 million for an education plan and $10.2 million for the Shepparton bypass, among other budget announcements.

However, she also highlighted the need for additional funding for future stages of these projects to ensure they deliver the full benefit the electorate deserves.

Ms Sheed said it was important to keep the foot on the pedal when it comes to championing the needs of the community. 

Quotes attributable to Ms Sheed (not from budget reply speech): 

“What we have achieved so far with an Independent member in the Parliament is incredible, but there’s much more to be done,” Ms Sheed said. 

“We already secured $170 million for the Goulburn Valley Health redevelopment in last year’s budget, but we need more funding for the second stage of the project and more money for our rail and road infrastructure. 

“We also need funding for initiatives such as a dedicated mother baby unit, a cancer centre, a drug rehabilitation centre and the Munnara Centre of Excellence.

“I’m honoured to advocate for these projects on your behalf and will continue to keep the pressure on the Government to roll out its promises as quickly as possible.”

ENDS

Media contact

Riahn Smith 0419 138 978│riahn.smith@parliament.vic.gov.au

 

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