2016 marks the halfway point of my first term as your member for Shepparton District.
I remain truly honoured you have elected me to be your State Parliament representative.
This year in particular has seen some tremendous milestones for our electorate.
We received the $10mill State Government funding for the new Shepparton Art Museum.
The court house redevelopment is taking shape.
We will have an additional weekday train service by the end of January, and can expect a new return weekend service soon after.
And of course, $169mill for the redevelopment of Goulburn Valley Health.
We have had an unprecedented number of Ministers and Shadow Ministers visit our region.
This was particularly highlighted last week at the Goulburn Regional Partnerships Forum, which had tremendous support from government Ministers, who took the opportunity to launch several initiatives across the region, and immerse themselves in the issues the Shepparton District electorate is facing.
This truly highlights the ability for an Independent member to work with the government of the day for the benefit of her electorate.
I congratulate Shepparton District for making this seat marginal.
We are slowly seeing the return of the investment this region has been missing for so many years.
Please enjoy a happy and memorable Christmas with the ones you hold dear.