Drought impacts and infrastructure needs for the region will be the priorities for Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack during a visit to Latrobe Valley, Sale and Yarram on Wednesday.
Mr McCormack has been invited to the region by Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester and will meet with local farmers and local council representatives.
“I’ve been keeping Michael updated on the drought situation in our region, but I’m pleased he has been able to arrange a visit before Federal Parliament resumes next week,” Mr Chester said.
“We will be inspecting some drought affected properties, meeting with farmers and also discussing infrastructure needs with local councils.
“There’s a lot of work already underway in our region with the support of Federal Government funding, but there’s always more to be done and the visit will be an opportunity to brief the Deputy PM on our local priorities.”