I write to thank and congratulate the community of Sale and Wellington Shire for your support in our successful campaign to finally achieve funding for the duplication of the Princes Highway to Sale.
This has been a long campaign with the project starting more than ten years ago and we’ve put up with five years of the Andrews Labor Government failing to fund its share.
I want to thank everyone who has signed the petition that I tabled in Parliament, wrote to the state government or otherwise put their shoulder behind the wheel to make this campaign happen.
Credit also to my federal colleague, Darren Chester for not only providing funding in the federal budget two years ago but extending that despite the state government’s delays that led to an increase in costs.
This success shows that when we work together, we will achieve results for Gippsland no matter who is in government in Spring Street or Canberra.
We’ve had some great outcomes recently in this area with federal and state government funding confirmed now for the modernisation of the Macalister Irrigation District, a feasibility study planned for expanding irrigation in the region and many other grants and support for local community facilities.
Central Gippsland is a great place to live, work and raise a family and I thank the people of the region for their help in making it even better.
Danny O’Brien MP, The Nationals Member for Gippsland South.