Ryan to hold budget talks across the electorate
13 April 2015
Residents across the Euroa electorate are encouraged to provide input into what they would like to see from next month’s State Budget.
Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan is holding a series of conversations with people throughout the electorate over the next three weeks to ensure peoples’ voices are heard ahead of the May Budget.
“I want to leave the Andrews Labor Government in no doubt about what issues local residents see as the priorities,” Ms Ryan said.
“The first 100 days of Daniel Andrews’ government has not been good for regional Victorians.
“The $1 billion Regional Growth Fund has been scrapped as well as funding to fix country roads and bridges, control weeds and local community programs to tackle the use of ice.
“Daniel Andrews and his Ministers are also refusing to commit to funding vital infrastructure and services across the Euroa electorate.
“Projects that the Coalition had committed to funding, such as the regeneration of Benalla P-12 and Seymour Colleges, an ambulance service for Nagambie, funding for the co-location of Waranga Hospital, publically funded hospital beds for Strathbogie Shire and more frequent train services on the north east line, are receiving little traction with Labor.”
“I want to hear from people about how these decisions have impacted them and what they see as the priorities over the next year.”
Ms Ryan will be in the following locations across the electorate over the coming weeks:
- Thursday April 23, 12 – 1.20pm in Euroa
- Friday April17, 12.30 – 2pm in Seymour and 3pm - 4.30pm in Kilmore
- Tuesday April 21, 11am - 12.30pm in Murchison and 1pm - 2.30pm in Nagambie
- Thursday April 23, 10am – 11.30am in Benalla and 12pm – 1.30pm in Euroa
For more information, visit: http://www.stephryan.com.au/events
Anyone unable to make the above times can have input by emailing their thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms Ryan said she planned to present a summary report to government in Parliament prior to the Budget.