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12 March 1991 - Current

Shepparton rail services
Page 664
09 March 2017
ASSEMBLY Questions Without Notice and Ministers Statements SUZANNA SHEED

Ms SHEED (Shepparton) — My question is to the Minister for Public Transport. The national accounts report released last week showed agriculture, forestry and fishing production was 8.3 per cent in the December quarter. It was the strongest performance of all industries and more than double that of mining. The value of farm production has been outstanding this year and the Goulburn Valley region, as the food bowl, contributes enormously to that. But we do not have the infrastructure to support the communities that support our farming sector. Minister, while billions of dollars are reasonably being expended on the Melbourne Metro, would it not be fair for there to be a substantial investment in the Shepparton rail line?