Regional Development

Letter to the editor- Regional Ministerial Taskforce to benefit country Victoria

The Federal Government’s announcement of a new Regional Ministerial Taskforce has come as very welcome news, particularly with Daniel Andrews and his city-centric Labor Government focusing so much effort and funding on Melbourne.

With Victorian Nationals Minister Darren Chester alongside Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, there’s no doubt that our regional and rural communities will benefit.

The taskforce will look at initiatives across portfolios including health, education, transport and infrastructure, employment, industries and communications.

This comes at a critical time for Victoria, where regional and rural communities have been neglected over the last two years as Daniel Andrews concentrates on political issues in metropolitan electorates.

The Victorian Liberal-Nationals team is also stepping into the void created by the Premier, with our Population Policy Taskforce continuing work around the state. Shepparton has been a key area for the Population Policy Taskforce, with discussions recently opening up for the region.

The Nationals are taking this opportunity to tackle the challenges and opportunities that our growing population presents.
At both state and federal levels, The Nationals are continuing to work hard at building strong and sustainable regional communities that are attractive places for people to live, work, invest and visit.

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