Bill Tilley has jumped on the Ben Simmons controversy, saying he would like the Victorian government to pay as much attention to his electorate as it has the NBA basketballer.
It has been reported Simmons was paid in excess of $50,000 to spruik Melbourne's attractions on social media when he was in the city last week.
Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday, Benambra MP Mr Tilley said his constituents had seen what he called "media moments" of "giving $50,000 to a multimillionaire basketballer to take happy snaps around the city of Melbourne".
He also pointed to other examples of Wodonga missing out when government programs come to the North East: a regional road safety forum was held in Shepparton, and an expert education panel and renewable energy launch took place in Wangaratta.
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The only positive in recent announcements was that five Wodonga schools will be among the first in the state to benefit from the free dental bus.
"For the most part we feel ignored, with projects left unfunded-projects like Bullioh's netball courts, Wodonga Turf Club's convention centre or just fixing the potholes in country roads," Mr Tilley said.
"So I ask for the people of Benambra, when is it going to be our turn?"