Euroa Matters in the Victorian Budget
21 May 2019
Member for Euroa and Deputy Nationals Leader Steph Ryan has today published Euroa Matters detailing the electorate’s priorities ahead of the state budget next week, with new trains, drought support and funding for roads and mental health services topping the list.
Ms Ryan has spoken to community groups and sought feedback from the community via listening posts and an online survey to find out what matters most across the Euroa electorate.
“Over the last couple of months I’ve asked residents across the electorate what their priorities are in this year’s state budget,” Ms Ryan said.
“I’ve collated the answers and feedback received and detailed it in our very own state budget report ‘Euroa Matters’.
“The submission does not capture every priority across the electorate, but it provides a starting point for government on some of our most pressing needs.”
Ms Ryan said the report summarises key areas of funding including public transport, roads, health and education.
“Every community has its own specific set of infrastructure needs, however the main topic that kept coming up with people was the desperate need to improve our unreliable public transport.
“That was closely followed by calls for real action from the state government on drought support and investment in our roads, including funding for the long-awaited Kilmore bypass.
“Access to mental health services and action on climate change were also top issues, particularly among young people.”
Ms Ryan said ‘Euroa Matters’ has been sent to Premier Daniel Andrews and Treasurer Tim Pallas for their consideration.
“The Andrews Government has been blessed with record revenues in recent years so I’m calling on the Premier and Treasurer to invest some of that revenue into the Euroa electorate.
“Billions has been poured into city infrastructure projects and it’s high time some of that funding came back to vital infrastructure and services in our communities.
Download Euroa Matters here or to obtain a hard copy, please phone or visit Steph’s office 5762 1600, 25 Bridge St Benalla.