The Mathew Guy led Liberals have secured up to $700 million from the Port of Melbourne lease for transport infrastructure projects in rural and regional areas and Member for Ripon Louise Staley is seeking the community’s input on how it should be spent.
Ms Staley 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 Victorian Liberals under Matthew Guy have secured this significant funding specifically for regional and rural Victoria,” Ms Staley said.
“I’d like to hear from local community groups, businesses and residents about their ideas of how the money should be spent here across Ripon.
“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,” Ms Staley said.
If you would like to make a submission or give your feedback on projects of need in the Ripon region please contact:
Louise Staley MP