Truss to tour timber town

DEPUTY Prime Minister and Leader of The Nationals, Warren Truss, will this week attend the graduation of Certificate IV recipients at Tumbarumba’s Hyne Timber Mill, local Nationals’ MP Michael McCormack has announced.

In a two-day visit to the region, The Nationals’ Leader will also inspect the building work being undertaken at Gobarralong Bridge near Coolac and dine at the famous Niagara Café in Gundagai’s main street.

“Warren Truss is a regular visitor to the Riverina and takes a keen interest in what’s going on in our region,” Mr McCormack said.

“I am looking forward to travelling through Wagga Wagga, Tumbarumba and Gundagai with the Deputy Prime Minister and discussing how the Gobarralong Bridge’s long-awaited upgrade will provide much benefit to the Riverina’s vital timber industry.”


Mr McCormack also said Mr Truss will get a warm welcome at Gundagai’s Niagara Café in Sheridan Street.

“The Niagara Café has an undisputed place in Australian political folklore and I look forward to sharing in another chapter of the café’s political history on Thursday,” Mr McCormack said.

“It was on a cold winter’s night 73 years ago that saw a visit to this charming little café from then-Prime Minister John Curtin, along with two of our country’s future Prime Ministers, Arthur Fadden of the Country Party and Ben Chifley, the boy from Bathurst.

“I’m sure Warren Truss will join that illustrious club of famous Niagara Café diners who adorn the walls,” Mr McCormack said.

Mr Truss and Mr McCormack will then meet with Gundagai Shire Council and tour the upgrades to Gobarralong Bridge.

Further information for the media will be available in the coming days.


Cristy Houghton