Member of Lions Club – State Parliament
Support for the proposed mountain bike park development in Omeo was recognised in State Parliament last week, with Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, tabling a petition urging the Government to fund the project.
“It is pleasing to have 385 locals sign their name in support of this proposal,” Mr Bull said.
“It is clearly something the community wants and thinks will be of benefit to the town and its surrounds.
“I know the Minister has been made aware of this project and this is why I recently urged him in Parliament to give it strong consideration for funding in next month’s State Budget.
“This will promote East Gippsland, and the Omeo region in particular, as an all-year-round tourist location, so this it warrants strong consideration as far as I’m concerned.
“On top of visitors, there has been a significant number of local cyclists who have signalled their intention of riding at this attraction.
“We can also expect to see a number of construction and ongoing jobs created by the development of such a proposal so I urge the Minister now to strongly consider the petition that has been presented to the Parliament and include funding in the upcoming budget.”
Caption: Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, in State Parliament last week before tabling a petition containing 385 signatories in support of the proposed Omeo mountain bike park development.
Thursday, April 5, 2018