Yearly Archive: 2016

Parliament in December 2016

December 13, 2016

Richard Riordan MP in Parliament. You can search Hansard here: 8 December 2016 — response to the Budget 2016–17   7 December 2016 — Members Statement on Bushfire preparedness   7 December 2016 — Members Statement on Polwarth end of year thankyou   7 December 2016 — Adjournment Debate on Energy...

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Barwon Water holds Dewing Creek site

November 24, 2016

Richard Riordan MP, Member for Polwarth, has been informed by Barwon Water that they intend to hold the Dewing Creek water storage site from sale, and will make a decision on its future after completing its Urban Water Strategy in 2017.   “Barwon Water have made a responsible decision to take another look at the...

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Traffic concerns in Winchelsea

October 31, 2016

Drivers passing through Winchelsea are being urged to keep to the speed limit and obey traffic lights and road signs.   Richard Riordan MP, Member for Polwarth, has backed calls by the local police, CFA and concerned citizens in Winchelsea after many examples of vehicles running traffic lights and exceeding the town’s speed limit have...

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Great Ocean Road Chaos

October 21, 2016

GREAT OCEAN ROAD CHAOS   International tourists, tourism business operators and locals are seething with anger with VicRoads’ gross mismanagement of the Great Ocean Road.   Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP today was one of many travellers on the Great Ocean Road who was turned back at the Paddy’s Path checkpoint after rain once...

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Great Ocean Road

October 12, 2016

Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP stood up in Parliament today, and gave the following Members Statement about the Great Ocean Road.   “The iconic Great Ocean Road is in a crisis. For over 40 days this year it has been closed. It has been closed because of fires. It has been closed because of...

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Former State Labor Minister interviewed 3AW on CFA

October 12, 2016

ANDRE HAERMEYER, FORMER STATE VIC LABOR MINISTER INTERVIEW WITH TONY JONES (3AW) WEDNESDAY 12 OCTOBER 2016, 9.38am NOT PROOFED  – E&OE   Issues: CFA – Haermeyer’s opinion & experience with Peter Marshall & the UFU JONES …I started the interview by asking Andre Haermeyer what Daniel Andrews should be doing now ANDRE HAERMEYER The UFU...

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Water Minister under pressure

September 16, 2016

Under questioning from Richard Riordan MP, Member for Polwarth, the Minister for Water, Hon Lisa Neville MP, has been forced to reveal the business case for Barwon Water’s sale of land.   Lisa Neville stated in Parliament that she would request Barwon Water release to the people of Colac and district the rationale for the...

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Road Petition Launched

September 9, 2016

State Shadow Minister for Roads, Ryan Smith MP, was accompanied by local member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP, who met with local residents to inspect Ayresford Road and the Timboon–Nullawarre Road and to launch a petition. “People say that country roads in Victoria have been ignored, while there is a focus on metropolitan Melbourne,” Richard...

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No Local Milk For Local Students

August 24, 2016

The local south-western dairy industry in Polwarth has been snubbed by the Andrews Government with their plan to spend millions of dollars on Shepparton milk for school students, rather than local milk.   Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP, said today that local farmers produced local milk that should be consumed by our students. Instead,...

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Coalition to invest $20 million on rural level crossings

August 8, 2016

Opposition Leader Hon Matthew Guy and Shadow Minister for Public Transport Hon David Hodgett joined Richard Riordan MP today at Winchelsea to inspect railway crossings on the Warrnambool line which runs through Winchelsea and Colac. Mr Riordan said he would be actively pushing for the crossing at Austin Street at Winchelsea, which is a sealed...

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