Ryan ad­vo­cated for fund­ing

Euroa Gazette - - NEWS -

I WRITE in re­sponse to the letter from David Baker ( The Euroa Gazette, Au­gust 22). I can un­der­stand Mr Baker’s cyn­i­cism. It is no se­cret that the North East line has been plagued with prob­lems for years, through suc­ces­sive gov­ern­ments.

As for my own track record (par­don the pun) I fought for an in­vest­ment into the track from the Fed­eral Coali­tion Gov­ern­ment and I am proud of the $140 mil­lion we have se­cured for the line.

In op­po­si­tion, I do not hold the purse strings but I can ad­vo­cate for the needs in my elec­torate to the cur­rent An­drew La­bor Gov­ern­ment who have shown little in­ter­est in pub­lic trans- port out­side of Mel­bourne.

Pre­mier Daniel An­drews said he would pro­vide trains for the north east line if the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment fixed the track.

We’ve got the money from the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment but Daniel An­drews seems to have for­got­ten his end of the bar­gain.

Steph Ryan (MLA, Euroa)

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