Coali­tion back green as best for Yar­ra­wonga lo­cals

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

If elected, the Vic­to­rian Lib­eral-Na­tion­als will sup­port the green route as the pre­ferred route for the new Yar­ra­wonga-Mul­wala Bridge cross­ing.

State Mem­ber for Ovens Val­ley Tim McCurdy joined shadow roads and in­fra­struc­ture min­is­ter David Hod­gett for the an­nounce­ment on Thurs­day.

‘‘I have al­ways sup­ported the ma­jor­ity view of the Yar­ra­wonga com­mu­nity that the pre­ferred choice for the new bridge is the green route,’’ Mr McCurdy said.

‘‘In 2014, the then­coali­tion govern­ment an­nounced the green route for the cross­ing would be sup­ported. When the La­bor govern­ment was elected it con­tro­ver­sially over­turned that de­ci­sion, go­ing against the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

‘‘I am pleased to an­nounce that an elected Lib­eral-Na­tion­als govern­ment will sup­port the view of the peo­ple,’’ he said.

Mr McCurdy said in Septem­ber last year a plebiscite was held by Moira Shire Coun­cil on the pre­ferred route for the bridge cross­ing.

‘‘The re­sult was a re­sound­ing three-to-one in favour of the green route,’’ he said.

‘‘The Yar­ra­wonga com­mu­nity has in­di­cated time and time again that it wants the green route for the new bridge.’’

❝The Yar­ra­wonga com­mu­nity has in­di­cated time and time again that it wants the green route for the new bridge.❞

Gar­den set­ting: Co­bram Sec­ondary Col­lege Year 11 VCAL stu­dent Josh Fran­cis, Bendigo Bank’s Lizette Mezen­berg, Co­bram Sec­ondary Col­lege prin­ci­pal Kim­ber­ley Tem­pest and Co­bram Youth Group men­tor Rob Morey in the school’s learn­ing gar­den area.

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