20/4/2019

$450,000 commitment to help build Drop-In Centre for Murgon veterans and families

A re-elected Liberal & Nationals Government will provide $450,000 to deliver a Drop-In Centre for the Murgon RSL Sub-Branch.

Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien said the drop-in centre was a key priority for the Liberal and Nationals because of the significant benefits it will deliver for veterans and the Murgon community.

“The Murgon Sub-Branch is experiencing rapid growth in membership, and they need a larger premises to deliver better welfare and advocacy services, and family-friendly social facilities,” Mr O’Brien said.

“This project will help veterans who have served to protect our country, and who deserve to have a place of their own to socialise and receive support.

“This Drop-In Centre will serve veterans and the community, with a Welfare and Pensions Office and staff, a large meeting room with conference facilities available to community groups such as the local Parkinson’s Support Group, and a kitchen and barbecue area.

“It will also house the Sub-Branch Memorabilia Collection and Historic Photo Gallery, and information so that school children will be able to learn about Australia’s Defence history, ensuring our Anzac legacy is remembered by future generations.”

Mr O’Brien said the funding for the Drop-In Centre was only possible because of the Morrison Government’s plan for a stronger economy that allows the Government to invest in these projects

“Only the Liberals and Nationals have a proven track record when it comes to managing the Budget,” Mr O’Brien said.

“We know how important investments like these are in our regions because strong regions mean a strong Australia.”

Mr O’Brien said this year’s Federal Budget is ensuring that regional Australia continues to grow, create jobs and invest in our local communities.

“The surplus guarantees funding for the essential services that you and your family need and rely on,” he said.

“This includes record funding for schools, hospitals, medicines and roads.”

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