Sunshine Station missing link signals dark days for regional travellers

North-east Victorians will never have access to Melbourne’s Airport Rail link if crucial upgrades are ignored in the Sunshine Station Masterplan. Despite the Masterplan still being at the consultation phase, the Andrews Labor Government has unilaterally decided it doesn’t plan to reinstate a standard gauge platform at Sunshine. The upgrade is a crucial missing link…

Just add water and create new jobs

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien is continuing his campaign to create new jobs in Central Gippsland through the expansion of local irrigation.   Speaking on the Water and Catchment Legislation Amendment Bill in State Parliament this week, Mr O’Brien highlighted the opportunities for new jobs and industries through irrigation development in Central…

Dan short changing us again

Many will be unaware the State Government has launched a Draft Victorian Recreational Boating Strategy, which is open for community feedback (until September 20).  This document requires significant local feedback from East Gippslanders. If I am to paraphrase my concerns, the Strategy, which prioritises future government investment in the boating sector, does not adequately reflect…