Having spent two very rewarding if not sometimes windswept days at the Horsham Ag Show last week, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers who contribute to this and other Wimmera show events.
If there was a community supported project for improving the facilities whilst retaining the history and wonderful ambience of Horsham's riverside show grounds I would be very interested in providing support.
Lowan continues to be short changed by the State and Federal Governments whilst the real action is in marginal seats.
The Federal Government cut back their road funding then announced new funding on the eve of a State Election. Shires that need tens of millions for road upgrades get one million. There is always a decimal place missing.
Victorian Labor Opposition leader Daniel Andrews needs to promise not increase Fire Services Levies in Victoria like his ALP colleagues in South Australia, and rule out using emergency service levies other than on emergency services.
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?
In November I hope the businessmen and women of Lowan will consider voting for the person who has been in business herself, to represent them confidently in State Parliament.
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