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East Gippsland Recovery

East Gippsland Recovery

The State Government is being asked to give more support to the region

A 30 million dollar "East Gippsland Infrastructure Recovery Fund" is being sought from the Andrews Government to help the badly hit region recover from the recent natural and economic disasters of drought, bushfires and the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull said the fund "...would allow the allocation of the $5m in State funds sought for the Metung Hot Springs, see Bullock Island (Lakes Entrance) and Squatters Row (Paynesville) redevelopments completed and a range of other initiatives right across the region from Mallacoota to Omeo to Heyfield and everywhere in between could get a drink for community projects.

The fund would be used for public tourism infrastructure or to partner with private enterprise to create tourism attractions and provide for job creation – help us get back up and on our feet again."

Mr. Bull is also hopeful Labor Upper House members, Jane Garrett and Harriet Shing, whose seats covered East Gippsland, would also advocate to the Premier’s office for funds to benefit the region they represent.

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