Victorian Opposition leader Matthew Guy is making his first visit to Wodonga since his return as the state's Liberal leader in September following internal dissatisfaction with his predecessor during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr Guy is expected to back plans for a new border hospital on his visit which began on Wednesday night with a gathering of party faithful.
Member for Benambra Bill Tilley threw his support behind Mr Guy in the September leadership ballot which saw the latter replace Michael O'Brien.
Mr Tilley resigned as party whip ahead of the leadership change and was then promoted to Shadow Minister for Regional Cities, Decentralisation and Fishing and Boating.
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Mr Guy will outline the Coalition's support for a new border hospital with progress bogged down from the delayed release of a master-plan which will guide future health infrastructure needs for Albury-Wodonga and the wider area serviced by the cross-border health service.
But any funding commitments towards a replacement hospital won't be revealed until closer to next year's state election.
Mr Guy led the Coalition to the most recent state election when Labor, under the stewardship of Daniel Andrews, was comfortably returned.
In a previous role as the state's planning minister, Mr Guy played an instrumental role in the creation of Junction Place on the former Wodonga railway corridor.
It has since stalled with a revised master-plan being presented to Wodonga Council on Monday night.
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