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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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Camperdown Royal Theatre

October 16, 2018

The historical Royal Theatre is an iconic landmark right in the heart of Camperdown. Richard Riordan MP supports the plan that will continue to ensure the longevity of the theatre by the opposition’s commitment of $1,000,000 towards vital additions and upgrades to the theatre. The upgrades will include a new heating and cooling system and...


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Redevelopment goal for Anglesea Surf Lifesaving Club

September 12, 2018

An elected Liberal Nationals Government will commit an additional $500,000 towards the refurbishment of the Anglesea Surf Lifesaving Club. Anglesea is one of the great lifesaving clubs with a current membership of over 2,000 and an impressive record of achievement in water safety for children and adults. This contribution will help Anglesea Surf Lifesaving Club...


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Renewable Energy in Western Victoria

September 4, 2018

In response to growing concern from Western District communities about the lack of long term strategic planning around renewable energy, Member for Polwarth Richard Riordan again raised community concerns in Parliament this week.   “The billions of dollars being invested in renewable energy in Western Victoria, is being done on an unprecedented scale,” Mr Riordan...


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No support for low incomes in Government’s energy largesse

August 23, 2018

Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP has today asked the Minister for Energy and Climate Change about the ruling by the Victorian State Coroner this week about the safety of many gas heaters used by people across the State.   “This week the Minister announced $1.2 billion for some of the most affluent people in...


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St Patricks Day Fires Legal Issues

August 22, 2018

Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP has today drawn the attention of Parliament to plight of the farmers and families who are still reeling after the devastating fires across Polwarth on St Patricks day.   “It is becoming apparent by the day that immediate Government intervention is required to help steer the progress of recovery....


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