Article in the Hamilton Times, 4 Sep 2014
What drives her? She has often been a lone voice, out of step with her council colleagues and at times a maverick within the Liberal Party. What are the motivations that propel someone into the political sphere when success is not often assured?
Together We Can Win for Lowan
100 days from November 2014 State Election
As an Independent I can put Lowan first, every time.
VICROADS need to be our partners, not our masters. In 14 years’ experience serving as a Shire councillor over two Shires in Lowan, I have found Regional VICROADS officers extremely helpful and essential partners.
However, at times, it seems that head office takes over and starts making or changing the game. It’s also evident the State Government budgets reduce funds, or they prioritise other areas for investment (usually closer to Melbourne).
When it comes to messing with people’s lives and assets when drawing lines on maps that become two lane highways, then four lane freeways, the stakes are high.
I am listening to the people of Lowan and what I’m hearing at Douglas needs action now, well before the November State Election.
The spent Douglas mineral sand mine site is now being used to store radioactive material now in a concentrated form after processing....
....I want to know what the current local member is doing to resolve these concerns and the risk, if there is one, to his Lowan residents.
"We have so much to offer in Western Victoria but we need some game changers.
You may have read that my campaign for Lowan is based on the three R’s: Roads - Fix the Roads, Rail - Return Passenger Rail, and Rates - rein in the rises."
The goal is growth, another R, Repopulate our rural communities!
Fix the Roads, Return Passenger Rail, Rein in Rates and Repopulate our Rural Communities
My vision for Lowan is increasing population and employment, a real plan for growth, where we enjoy roads of the standard as the rest of Victoria, our communities are connected back into the Passenger Rail service that is provided to the rest of Victoria, our Shire Rates stop increasing beyond our ability to pay and State and Federal Governments stop cost shifting down to Local Government.
A vibrant food and fibre producing and value adding Lowan ecomony.
That the people demand not to be taken for granted as being coalition supporters who don't need the same services as the rest of the State.
Dr Katrina Rainsford