Independent Member for Shepparton District Suzanna Sheed has welcomed the funding contained in this week’s budget to progress Stage Two of the Goulburn Valley Health redevelopment.
The Victorian Government allocated $2 million towards planning for the redevelopment on Monday, building on the $170 million investment already delivered.
“I commend the Andrews Government for delivering Stage One of the redevelopment, but now we need to keep the momentum going,” Ms Sheed said.
“Mental health services in the Greater Shepparton region are struggling. Our cancer services are overcrowded. Stage Two is desperately needed and I thank the government for initiating the process through this planning funding.”
Following decades of underinvestment in this electorate, Ms Sheed was successful in her first term at securing hundreds of millions in funding for health, education and transport infrastructure upgrades for the region.
“For too many years Shepparton languished behind the other large regional centres. Stage One of the GV Health redevelopment went some way to rectifying the situation. Stage Two will place us on an even footing with comparable regions such as Bendigo, Ballarat and Geelong,” Ms Sheed said.
“I will not stop fighting for the region until we have the services we deserve and we deserve the GV Health Redevelopment Stage Two.”
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