Damian Drum MP
Federal Member for Murray
Snowy Hydro 2.0
I welcome the Coalition Government’s plan to secure Australia’s future electricity needs by expanding the Snowy Mountains Hydro Scheme.
Snowy Hydro 2.0 will be a ‘gamechanger’, increasing the generation of electricity by 50% and helping to make renewables more reliable.
We have a three-tiered approach to energy policy, which involves ensuring reliable access to energy, maintaining energy affordability and meeting our Paris Agreement commitments.
The expansion of Snowy Hydro is expected to take about four years and will add enough energy to the National Electricity Market to power half a million homes.
Delivering for Echuca
I recently announced the Coalition Government would provide $350,000 to Community Living & Respite Services (CLRS) in Echuca for its Opening Doors Project.
The project will provide accommodation to those with a disability in a dedicated new facility on Eyre Street.
I’m also delighted that the construction of the new Echuca Moama Bridge is finally underway, with the Coalition Government recently handing over $97 million in funding to the Victorian Government for the bridge’s construction.
I expect that the entire project will be completed in late 2020, weather permitting.
Designs for new SAM
We will soon learn what the new Shepparton Art Museum design will look like.
A panel has spent several months deliberating over the five short-listed designs.
The new SAM is an excellent example of local, state and federal governments working together, with the Coalition contributing $10 million to the project.
Photo: CLRS President Brendan Hogan, CEO Suzanne Barry and Damian Drum MP.
Photo: Damian Drum MP with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull