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Community still waiting on Black Saturday Bushfire Museum & Education Centre

The Andrews Labor Government has failed to deliver on its commitment to establish a Bushfire Museum and Education Centre – three years after the project was announced.

State Liberal Member for Eildon, Cindy McLeish said, “It has been two and a half years since community consultation closed and there are no confirmed details about the project at all - the intended location, content or format of the centre.”

In Parliament, Ms McLeish for a second time questioned the status and timeframe of the project and outcome of community consultation which closed on the 15 August 2019.

Ms McLeish continues, “The Andrews Labor Government has totally disregarded their commitment to create this important centre and has left the community without.”

Announced in February 2019, the bushfire museum and education centre would raise awareness of the history, stories, and lessons of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires and other fires.

Ms McLeish said, “The museum and education centre will be incredibly important and symbolic to many Victorians impacted by bushfire.”

“Many people are passionate about the development and want to see it happen,” Ms McLeish concludes.


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