The Nationals Member for Lowan, Hugh Delahunty, has supported statements made by the Deputy Premier, Peter Ryan in Parliament this week about the delivery of the Coalition Government’s Regional Growth Fund.
“Over $4,000,000 is already flowing to Local Government in the Lowan electorate through the Local Government Infrastructure component of the Regional Growth Fund. This money is going to local Councils to fix up roads, bridges, and develop community facilities in my electorate,” Mr Delahunty said.
“The Regional Growth Fund is also providing funding for major infrastructure and economic development projects in the region, with $8,300,000 for the Yaapeet Railway Line upgrade and a $1,622,000 investment Horsham Enterprise Estate industrial development.
“This program delivers much needed investment into rural communities, with a commitment of $500 million for the first term of Government,” Mr Delahunty said.
“Since coming into office, the Coalition Government has supported regional investment projects valued at approximately $1.3 billion, resulting in the creation of 1,394 new jobs,” Mr Delahunty said
“The Coalition Government is also making a record State infrastructure spend of $5.8 billion across Victoria in this years’ budget, as we try to turn around more than a decade of the former Labor Government’s neglect for roads, rail, community facilities and export industry infrastructure.
“This sort of investment which was neglected under the former Labor Government is vital for the growth of our rural communities,” Mr Delahunty said.