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Labor Trumps Liberals as Art Gallery Revamp Gains Momentum

November 16, 2022 11:38 am in by
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Labor have firmly trumped the Liberals election pitch to redevelop the Bendigo Art Gallery. 
 
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Deputy premier, Bendigo East incumbent MP Jacinta Allan and Speaker of legislative assembly, incumbent Bendigo West MP Maree Edwards yesterday announced that a re-elected Andrews government would commit $21 million for the project. 
 
In September, Matt Guy’s Liberals committed $15.5 million for the revamp. 
 
The commitment means the $48 million mega-project will only need federal support to go ahead. 
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Bendigo council is eager to rebuild the gallery before the 2026 Commonwealth Games. 
 
Image: Elekhh, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons. 
  
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