No more lockdowns, fixing health waitlists in The Nationals’ plan for Shepparton’s recovery

Skyrocketing surgery waiting lists will be halved under an elected Liberals and Nationals Government so people in Shepparton can get the treatment they need, sooner. The Code Brown that has stopped surgeries in Shepparton is finally being wound back today, but the Labor Government’s ban means more delays for Victorians who have already endured multiple…

$1b fund for regional manufacturing

The Victorian Liberal Nationals have announced a major policy commitment to deliver the largest ever investment in manufacturing in Victoria’s history, a $2.5billion fund – with $1billion tagged for the regions.   Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, said the allocation earmarked for regional Victoria would go a long way to assisting the economic recovery…

“Potholed” and “crumbling” rural roads to get worse while Murray Basin Rail is stalled

Farmers say regional roads in north-west Victoria will be smashed by thousands of additional truck movements this harvest while the Murray Basin Rail Project is still stalled under Labor. As Victorian farmers look ahead to a bumper grain harvest that’s predicted to top seven million tonnes, it’s been revealed today the botched Basin Rail upgrades…

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…