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To the Electors of Polwarth

December 12, 2018

I am honoured to have been returned as your representative in the Victorian Parliament at the recent State election. Elections are an important time to reassess the priorities of communities, and regardless of how you voted, I am always available for your feedback and suggestions how I can better represent you.   I would like...


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Polwarth to benefit from $30 million connectivity boost for country Victoria

November 8, 2018

Rural and regional Victorians will have better mobile connectivity under an elected Liberal Nationals Government, Richard Riordan MP has announced. An elected Liberal Nationals Government will invest $30 million over four years in telecommunications infrastructure that improves mobile coverage and competition across Victoria. Richard Riordan said limited to no coverage in places in the Colac...


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Liberals to make rates fair for farmers in Polwarth’s shires

November 2, 2018

An elected Liberal Government will act to make rates fair for farmers across Victoria. Victorian farmers are calling for answers and action after some shires imposed dramatic rate increases this year while others passed modest or even reduced farm rates. Richard Riordan MP said significant farm rates had put an unfair burden on farmers in...


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Bannockburn to get roundabout under Liberals

October 31, 2018

A Liberal Nationals Government will fund $3 million for the construction of a roundabout at Bannockburn’s busy intersection at High St, Clyde Rd and Geelong Rd next to the railway crossing. An elected Liberal Nationals Government will commit to build the roundabout to take back control of Bannockburn’s growing traffic and improve the safety of...


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Mortlake Racing Club will be winner under Liberal Nationals

October 31, 2018

Lovers of the Mortlake Cup will pleased to know that clubs like Mortlake Racing Club will get a fairer share of industry funding under an elected Liberal Nationals Government.   Unlike city-centric Labor, the Liberal Nationals will ensure country clubs get their fair share of funds, boosting prize money at local races, attracting more trainers...


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Liberal Nationals’ plan to better manage game reserves in Polwarth

October 31, 2018

An elected Liberal Nationals Government will clean up neglected state game reserves in Polwarth, by giving hunters a greater role in maintaining them. There has been growing concern that Victoria’s 200 state game reserves (SGRs) are being poorly managed under Daniel Andrews, with reports pest animals and weeds are getting out of control, of damaged...


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The BOM bombs

October 26, 2018

Polwarth MP Richard Riordan is again calling on the Bureau of Meteorology to provide the Colac district south of the Princes highway with a more accurate weather recording station. Midway through October 2018, rainfall data from the BOM has shown a difference greater than 60mm in comparison to rainfall measured by many local rain gauges....


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New Colac Police Station Opening

October 26, 2018

Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP, attended the opening of the state of the art new Colac police station and presented a national flag on behalf of the Federal Government.   The lack of front line police continues to be a concern to local police and Mr Riordan.   “The Liberals have been talking about...


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Liberal Nationals to invest in Colac Primary School

October 26, 2018

The Liberal Nationals are committed to ensuring our schools receive the very best educational facilities. Daniel Andrews has lost control of school infrastructure at Colac Primary, refusing to address the problems of overcrowding. The Liberal Nationals have a plan to address the pressures caused by unchecked population growth and get ahead of school infrastructure needs,...


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Geelong Metro for Colac and Bannockburn

October 16, 2018

Richard Riordan MP has supported Matthew Guy’s State Opposition announcement which will build European-style High Speed Rail network across Victoria, slashing travel times.   An elected Liberal Nationals Government will also build Geelong Metro.   Geelong Metro will become a major hub for regional rail services that connect the city with regional centres.   The...


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