Coalition back green as best for Yarrawonga locals
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.