Labor Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp, today welcomed a range of initiatives in Labor’s 2019/20 budget, affirming its commitment to the people of Echuca.
These programs are in addition to the Echuca Regeneration Plan, which will see $16.72 million invested in the final two stages of upgrades to the Twin Rivers Primary School, and the construction of a new P-12 Special School at the same location, alongside previous investments of $11 million to merge Echuca South and Echuca West Primary Schools.
The new 3 year old kinder program will roll out to Campaspe Shire in 2021, and will give children access to two years of subsidised kinder programs delivered by a teacher before starting school.
Tourism in the region will get a boost as part of a $10.5 statewide package upgrading 4WD adventure tourist routes – including River Red Gum Drive, from Torrumbarry Weir to Barmah National Park.
We’re making sure local health services are backed up by a reliable ambulance service – upgrading the Rochester Ambulance Station, and giving paramedics the resources they need.
We’ve put $6 million into the new Cancer Centre at Echuca Regional Health, which will make a huge difference in the lives of people getting medical treatment and their families.
Groups across Murray Plains will also share in $3.4 million in Multicultural Senior Citizens Grants, $1.2 million for youth workers in the Regional Presence Project, and more programs yet to be announced.
Quote attributable to Mark Gepp MP, State Labor Member for Northern Victoria
“I’m proud to be a member of a Labor Government looking out for all Victorians, and providing real support making a difference in the lives of people in Echuca