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In a media release Mr Viney said there was little in the 2013/14 budget for the region.
“The only new projects for Warragul, Drouin and surrounding towns are a couple of sewerage upgrades. That’s it,” Mr Viney said.
“Improvements to the Warragul hospital emergency department, initially earmarked by Labor in 2010, have been all but completed.”
Mr Viney said the budget showed a car park Mr Blackwood had said was “shovel-ready” at the last election was not going to be finished until 2015.
“The majority of the funding for the car park project will not be spent until the 2014-15 financial year,” Mr Viney said.
“It seems that after seven years in parliament and three years in government, the only progress Mr Blackwood can claim to have achieved on this non-existent car park is redoing the artist’s impressions.
“With the $160,000 income Mr Blackwood earns a year, an engineer would have been cheaper to hire and the car park at Warragul Station would be in use by now,” Mr Viney said.
Mr Viney said Mr Blackwood had “turned his back on the region.”
“Unfortunately, we are seeing once again a Liberal-Nationals Government taking Gippsland for granted.”
Mr Viney’s media release did not mention a small amount of funding for the roll-out of “Technology Enabled Learning Centres” across Gippsland TAFEs, including GippsTAFE.
In a media release earlier this week Mr Blackwood said this budget was about responsible economic management.
“This budget is a demonstration of responsible, sound financial management in difficult economic circumstances for Victoria,” Mr Blackwood said.
“The Victorian Coalition Government has taken a number of steps within the budget to ensure we are able to deliver on the future needs of Narracan and Victoria.”
Mr Blackwood’s office has been contacted for a response.