The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its election commitment to upgrade the look of Wedderburn’s streetscape, creating a safer and more attractive township.
Works will include relocating mains and lighting power underground and improving drainage systems, while beautification works on Wedderburn’s main street will create a safer and more attractive township for businesses, families and visitors.
In Wedderburn today, Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, announced the Labor Government is investing $500,000 in the project to boost business confidence, drive economic growth and make Wedderburn an even better place to live.
The project is being funded through the Government’s Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund and was delivered in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget.
The rejuvenation will ensure a safer environment for local road users, pedestrians and cyclists, while new space for local events will help renew community ties.
The Labor Government is getting on with the job of supporting regional and rural communities by investing in the things local families need to live healthy, happy and safe lives.
We are helping Central Victoria recover from the jobs crisis and four years of Coalition cuts to local schools, hospitals and services.
The project has a total value of $1.8 million and is being funded in partnership with the Loddon Shire Council.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford
“We promised this rejuvenation and we are getting on with it. This project will bring jobs, growth and investment to here to Wedderburn.”
“We are creating jobs, connecting communities and kick-starting economies in regional Victoria, putting our regions back at the heart of our state’s economy.”
“This project will boost safety, allow local businesses to grow and renew community ties by creating new space for events.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020