THINKING AHEAD: Llew O'Brien has given the Murgon RSL sub-branch a $450,000 commitment.
THINKING AHEAD: Llew O'Brien has given the Murgon RSL sub-branch a $450,000 commitment. Rowan Schindler

$450,000 commitment to Murgon veterans and families

MURGON veterans and families have received an election commitment of $450,000 to deliver a drop-in centre for the Murgon RSL Sub-Branch.

Wide Bay member Llew O'Brien announced in Murgon today the drop-in centre was a key priority for the Liberal and Nationals because of the significant benefits it would deliver for veterans and the Murgon community.

"The Murgon Sub-Branch is experiencing rapid growth in membership, and they need a larger premises to deliver better welfare and advocacy services, and family-friendly social facilities,” he said.

"This project will help veterans who have served to protect our country, and who deserve to have a place of their own to socialise and receive support.”

The drop-in centre provided by a re-elected Liberal and Nationals Government will serve veterans and the Murgon community.

There will be the welfare and pensions office and staff, a large meeting room with conference facilities available to community groups such as the local Parkinson's Support Group, and a kitchen and barbecue area.

"It will also house the Sub-Branch memorabilia collection and historic photo gallery and information so that school children will be able to learn about Australia's defence history, ensuring our Anzac legacy is remembered by future generations,” Mr O'Brien said.

He said the drop-in centre funding was only possible because of the Morrison Government's plan for a stronger economy that allows the Government to invest in these projects.

"Only the Liberals and Nationals have a proven track record when it comes to managing the Budget,” he said.

"We know how important investments like these are in our regions because strong regions mean a strong Australia.”

Mr O'Brien said the budget would ensure regional Australia continued to grow, create jobs and invest in local communities.

"The surplus guarantees funding for the essential services that you and your family need and rely on,” he said.

"This includes record funding for schools, hospitals, medicines and roads.”

The Murgon veteran drop-in centre has been fully budgeted for.