O’Brien seeks a better deal for Gippsland South
The Nationals member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien has urged voters to contrast and compare what candidates are offering them in Gippsland South this election.
Mr O’Brien said he was proud of the policies The Nationals have released and the commitments totalling more than $55 million made to the electorate of Gippsland South. By contrast, Labor and the Greens candidates have made zero commitments.
“The Nationals have a plan to decentralise our state, grow our local towns and boost job opportunities.
“Our plan includes high-speed rail delivering a Sale to Melbourne journey time of 91 minutes within 10 years, a dedicated Gippsland rail line through Melbourne to improve reliability, along with $633 million for new, faster and more comfortable modern trains.
“We’ve committed $6 million to complete the rebuild of Korumburra Secondary College and $2.5 million for a new Foster Primary School to deliver the modern education standards our kids need.
“We’ve announced a $1 billion Road Fix Blitz policy to properly fix regional roads, we’ll halt Labor’s botched roll-out of wire rope barriers and do it properly and we’ve allocated $9 million to get the Princes Highway duplication to Sale back on track after Labor failed to provide any funding.
“We’ve also committed to fairer rates for farmers, reduced regional payroll tax to stimulate jobs growth, build new fire stations at Mirboo North, Foster and Yarram, give more funding to local councils to fix and maintain country roads, reduce the cost of living and build a new TAFE campus in Sale.
“I’m proud we’ve also made local commitments in tourism and agriculture and will deliver $200,000 to develop an integrated transport plan for South Gippsland.”
Mr O’Brien said he’d worked hard over the past three and a half years to represent Gippsland South with pride.
“I’ve met face-to-face with over 600 constituents who needed help with state government representation, helped hundreds more by email and over the phone, conducted over 50 mobile office and listening post visits and travelled some 200,000 kilometres servicing the electorate.
“Despite the city-centric attitude of the Andrews Labor Government a lot has been achieved in Gippsland South, but we can do so much better with The Nationals in government.
“I have been blessed to work with the people of Gippsland South over the past three and a half years and I would be privileged to be returned as your local MP again.”