Government Funding Sparks Warragul Infrastructure Upgrades
The Warragul area is set to benefit extensively from new Government funding announced in the 2016 Victorian budget earlier in the year. Included in the plans is additional funding for school upgrades and the redevelopment of Warragul Hospital. It’s great to see key infrastructure being implemented in these areas, making them even more appealing to the ever-growing amount of city-dwellers looking to move to regional centres, and potentially increasing the prices of Warragul homes.
Warragul Hospital redevelopment
A worksite has already been allocated between Warragul & Drouin for placement of the new hospital spurred from $1M funding into the West Gippsland Healthcare Group. Along with the new Hospital, funding has also been provided for other medical centres according to Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy who states; “from investing in the Wimmera Cancer Centre to providing a significant boost for an urgent care centre at Moyne Health Service, and planning the future Warragul Hospital, we are putting patients in rural and regional Victoria first”.
Local school upgrades
Warragul Regional College has been awarded $6M in funding as part of the $151M commitment to “modernising, upgrading or regenerating regional schools”. Also benefitting from the funding is Morwell Park Primary, Yarram Primary, Drouin Secondary College, and Wonthaggi Secondary College. 10 tech schools will share in $116M to encourage locals to embrace a career in science and technology. Harriet Shing, the local member for Eastern Victoria, claims these upgrades will allow students to “really reach their maximum potential”.
This is excellent news for Melbourne residents looking to move regionally as it’s proof that the popularity of rural areas is growing rapidly, and with that popularity comes increased funding and support by way of important infrastructure upgrades and local business investment.
Gippsland region upgrades
Adding to the above upgrades to Warragul, the budget has allocated a huge $1.3Bn into Gippsland’s train lines. Included are significant upgrades to the Bunyip River Bridge, upgrades to train lines between Bairnsdale and Moe. Furthermore, $9M is to be invested in train station updates including additional parking facilities in Morwell and Traralgon. Significant sums have also been allocated to other regional centres, including a $518M upgrade to the Ballarat Line, $186M for station upgrades in Ballarat, Bendigo, Shepparton, Geelong, and Warrnambool.
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