THE Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack was in town last week and took the opportunity to visit the site for the new SAM at Victoria Park Lake. But he wasn’t there just to talk about the museum’s new construction; he also spoke about the benefits of the stage one bypass funding.
With bulldozers expected on the new SAM site by the end of the month, Kane Constructions said that they would be going approximately 30m down to provide a good foundation depth for the new SAM; a project that the whole of Australia is watching.
The first stage of bypass funding has set the $1.3B project in motion, with McCormack saying both projects will help to increase the beauty that is Shepparton.
“There is no more exciting project in all of Australia right now than SAM,” McCormack said.
“It’s going to attract visitors to the town and they will not only come back themselves, but they will tell others who will visit.
“It will help put Shepparton even further on the map and I am proud to be a part of this project.
“The bypass will get trucks out of the city and help to get people where they want to be sooner and safer.
“We’re making Shepparton even more of a liveable place, making it a great place to live, work and invest in.”