Still yet to see a solid plan
I AM writing to express my disappointment in the response by local member Steph Ryan (MLA, Euroa) in your paper on August 30 to my letter published the previous week.
All it contained was a rehash of the criticism of the current government’s performance in relation to the train and the $140 million investment by the Federal Government in the train line as stated in the article.
I must say well done to Steph for having an influence on attracting federal funding for the line, although I wonder if the fact that a significant part of the North East line is in the federal electorate of Indi, a former Liberal seat now held by an independent that the Liberals would love to win back, had a bigger influence on the decision. Or am I just being “cynical”. As for the Andrews government providing new trains, let’s hope it does because if a National/ Liberal government gets in and follows their existing plan, then we would still be using our current old trains.
Which leads me to the point of my original letter and that is, I am yet to see a solid plan of what a National/Liberal government would do for our train complete with promises it will be implemented if and when you “control the purse strings”.
Your letter would have been the perfect place to make this plan public and as it wasn’t included, I can only assume that you don’t have one.
Until I see that plan, your criticism of the current government in relation to our train will only continue to feed my “cynicism”. David Baker Euroa