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 Shepparton.
We’re putting $1.86 million into Nathalia Secondary College, to build a new modular building so the kids at Nathalia get the education they deserve.
We’re establishing a new High Performance Basketball Hub in Shepparton as part of a $5 million package to establish a network of hubs across Victoria.
We’re putting $2 million into Goulburn Valley Health, so they can begin planning for stage two of their redevelopment.
GCH will also be able to provide at least 19,300 more specialist appointments over the next four years as they share in a $136 million dollar investment in regional health.
The new 3 year old kinder program will roll out over the next two years and will give children access to two years of subsidised kinder programs delivered by a teacher before starting school.
We’re making sure local health services are backed up by a reliable ambulance service – upgrading the regional ambulance stations, and giving paramedics the resources they need.
$7 million dollars will build a new native fish hatchery just outside Shepparton, using world-class hatchery technology to breed critically endangered species such as freshwater crayfish. This will create new jobs for the region and ensure recreational fishing can continue at the same time as maintaining the health of our river systems.
Groups across regional Victoria 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 Shepparton.”