Member of Lions Club – State Parliament
Cann River’s Mick Baum Park will undergo a major upgrade under a Liberal Nationals Government.
Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, has announced that an elected Liberal Nationals Government will partner with East Gippsland Shire to upgrade the facility, providing a $125,000 grant.
“Following a significant downturn in our local timber industry, Cann River has reshaped itself as an important stopover point for holidaymakers going through to Mallacoota, Merimbula and our other fantastic communities along the Sapphire Coast,” Mr Bull said.
“The park is a critical piece of infrastructure for Cann River – situated in the heart of town, travellers will often get a bite to eat and a drink from one of our local eateries, which in turn supports local jobs and families.”
Mr Bull said there was a desperate need to upgrade the public amenities, which cannot keep up with demand during busy periods.
“I have been told the toilet block at Cann River is one of the busiest in the shire and that unfortunately at peak holiday times there are people lining up outside, which is far from ideal when the town promotes itself as a stop-over point,” he said.
“This town’s economy is so dependent on tourism so it is pleasing to announce the Liberal Nationals will support this proposed upgrade.
“Tourism is a growing local industry, creating jobs and investment in our communities in East Gippsland.
“Delivering better facilities for our towns, including Cann River, are one way an elected Liberal Nationals Government will achieve our vision to decentralise our state and support growing communities in East Gippsland and across Regional Victoria.”
Caption: Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, has announced a $125,000 upgrade to Mick Baum Park, including the amenities facility.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018