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08 May 2019

The Northern Midlands Council will receive $6.65 million from an elected Shorten Labor government, for various projects across the region, announced Labor Member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell.

Mr Mitchell made this announcement alongside Mary Knowles OAM, Mayor of the Northern Midlands.

“Labor is a big advocate for local council and for strong, connected communities. This funding will ensure the council is best placed to deliver critical upgrades and amenities,” said Mr Mitchell.

The funding will cover a range of community infrastructure upgrades, support new industries in the area as well as fund the implementation of preventative health programmes.

Funding will complement previous Labor funding announcements, such as the $8.56 million Labor will invest into Lyons’ public schools, and the $1.35 million from Labor’s Save our Footy Fund which will benefit community clubs in our rural and regional areas.  

“The types of projects this funding will support is aimed at building our communities up, to strengthen them and ensure they have the funds and support to provide modern facilities and amenities. Our regional councils have been failed for too long, it’s time we had a government that made serious investments into our regions.

“In contrast, the Liberal government has failed local government. In 2014 they cut $18 million from the state’s councils and are now playing catch-up.”

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