My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Regional Development. On Saturday I had the opportunity to go to Simpson to open its new community hub. It was a fantastic day, and it is a fantastic project that has been five years in the making. I took the opportunity to go to Timboon, a town that is well known for its ice cream in particular. It has a very attractive CBD area. There are shops, and it then goes around to a playground, then parking and then the cafe and the distillery.
I do recall on previous occasions I have been there to do a number of things, including the opening of the playground. But it did seem to me that there needs to be some serious support for a project for upgrading and extending the streetscape of Timboon — things like widening the footpaths, extra seating, extra plantings, greater connectivity between the shops and down through to the distillery and the ice-cream area.
My adjournment matter this evening is for the minister to have a look at the correspondence that she has received on this project in recent times expressing support from the Timboon community for this project to go ahead, because it will only assist in enhancing what is already a very pretty town, turning it into a dynamic town that will attract tourism, but it will also create jobs and mean that the local economy of Timboon will be enhanced dramatically.