Euroa was feeling the embrace of its new electoral boundaries of Indi yesterday with Federal Veterans’ Affairs Minister Darren Chester coming to town.
Flanked by National and Liberal Party candidates for Indi Mark Byatt and Steve Martin, Mr Chester announced a $50000 pledge to fund the next phase of a Veterans Integrated Support Service.
‘‘The Liberals and Nationals are putting veterans and their families first — that’s why we are determined to invest in local projects, like this one in Euroa,’’ he said.
‘‘This project could lead to the establishment of a post-traumatic stress disorder wellness centre by using the currently vacant Amaroo and Euroaville facilities.’’
The promise aims to support veterans, emergency services workers and volunteers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
‘‘The Liberals and Nationals Government is delivering and planning for local infrastructure and services that our communities expect and deserve,’’ Mr Byatt said.
The Coalition has been campaigning to regain the seat of Indi since it was lost to independent Cathy McGowan in 2013.
Ms McGowan retired from federal parliament ahead of next month’s election, endorsing independent Helen Haines as her replacement.