‘The time has come, the Walrus said…’ Lewis Carroll (1871)
It is well recognised that independent MP’s have considerable influence and power in the Parliamentary Chambers of Victoria. This Saturday, we owe it to ourselves, and to each other, to turn the historically safe seat of Lowan into one that has Independent MP representation.
Let us stop the ‘political malaise’ that has prevailed in our electorate...think about the conditions of our roads, lack of railway services, high rates, and the need for repopulation…think about changing your vote. Let us enjoy the rewards of an Independent MP representing our needs in the Legislative Assembly of Victoria.
It is time to change the state of play in the Lowan Electorate.
Christine Hallinan - Horsham
Four reasons to vote for the person not the party!
It’s about LOWAN—it’s about putting you first!
VOTE 1 RAINSFORD
Listen to Katrina on the ABC 'Breakfast with Dan Glover'.
Vic Election: Katrina Rainsford, Lowan
copyright Dan Glover, ABC from 'Breakfast with Dan Glover'
In April this year, people from Edenhope asked me to stand for Lowan. It was a call to action I accepted.
Once again I stand to represent the people.
The National Party knowingly supported the CEO of the Edenhope Hospital Ms Emma Kealy as their Candidate for the seat of Lowan, despite being informed prior to preselection that there were questions about her governance of the Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital.
Independent for Lowan Dr Katrina Rainsford is appalled to hear that this successful program of regional Teaching Academies which has been part of the Hamilton education landscape for eight years has been stolen election eve and moved to Warrnambool.
Repopulating Lowan is a cornerstone of my campaign. Attracting and retaining population is dependent on promoting and providing welcoming, safe communities.
Our rural police men and women are a critical link to the safety element of country residents and visitors.
A Snapshot of my Vision for Lowan is to.....
One of the four pillars of my It’s about Lowan election campaign is reining in rates.
These are some suggested reforms I would like to have debated within Lowan and across the State to amend the Local Government Act.
As we celebrate the 100 years of the Anzacs, it appears to this ratepayer, resident, farmer and mother that we have Government policy not working for us and our children’s future. I am offering you the chance to make a change, to vote for change, and change your vote.
I am committed to supporting the Hamilton Fire Air Base.
Dr. Katrina Rainsford opened the ‘it’s about LOWAN’ office in Horsham on Friday. The office located at 89 McPherson Street will be the Wimmera hub for residents in the Lowan electorate to visit Katrina by appointment.
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