Western option chosen for Kilmore-Wallan Bypass
13 March 2015
Below is comment from Deputy Leader of The Nationals and Member for Euroa Steph Ryan in response to the Labor Government's confirmation of the Western route for the Kilmore-Wallan Bypass -
"I am pleased the Andrews Labor Government has heeded my calls to give the community certainty.
"The Western option is not without problems and my focus will be representing the concerns of residents to get the best deal for the community.
"Labor must fund the project in this year's State Budget if there is any hope of completing it according to the original time frame of completion by 2017.
"I am concerned that the Minister for Roads had nothing to say on when the project will be funded or when it will be completed.
"The Coalition last year committed to spending $2 million to revitalise the main street of Kilmore. It is absolutely critical that Labor matches this plan to support local traders and attract people back into Sydney Street."