The Nationals Gippsland South Election

O’Brien gets back to work for Gippsland South

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien has written to all newly sworn in Ministers in the Labor State Government calling on them to back the commitments that The Nationals made during the State Election campaign.

Mr O’Brien said that while he congratulated Labor on its win, Daniel Andrews and his team now need to make good on their commitment to govern for all Victorians.

“It’s disappointing that neither Labor nor The Greens made any commitments to Gippsland South throughout the election campaign, but those that I made on behalf on The Nationals were resoundingly endorsed by the people of Gippsland South,” Mr O’Brien said.

“The fact that people voted for The Nationals strongly, in contrast to the state-wide swing, suggested that they support the commitments we gave.

“I’m now calling on the relevant Ministers to deliver on these important projects for Gippsland South.

“They include; funding the duplication of the Princes Highway between Traralgon and Sale, school building projects for Korumburra Secondary and Foster Primary Schools, new fire stations for Mirboo North, Foster and Yarram, and an integrated transport plan to South-West Gippsland.”

Mr O’Brien said that these projects were high on the list of the voters of Gippsland South and could not be ignored by the government.

“I am very proud to have been declared the winner at the declaration of the poll in Leongatha today, and it is a privilege to again serve the people of Gippsland South.

“I acknowledge the Labor Government’s strong win, but that doesn’t mean Labor has been endorsed all across the state. Indeed the strong showing of Nationals Members in regional areas suggests that Labor’s message was not endorsed and to ensure Daniel Andrews keeps faith with his commitment to govern for all Victorians, he should be giving attention to these projects.

“I look forward to working with the Labor Government to deliver on the important needs for Gippsland South and I am determined to ensure that our voice is heard in the state government.”

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