Richard Riordan News

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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Exciting lamb deal for Colac

July 29, 2016

Richard Riordan MP said today that the announcement by Australian Lamb Company providing lamb for Coles supermarkets for the next 10 years is the kind of certainty our community needs. “ALC is run by the Verrall family, who have faith in the workforce and have the capacity to deliver top quality lamb for Coles supermarkets,”...

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Crime soars in Victoria

Crime statistics soar

July 19, 2016

Living in a safe community is a fundamental right of all Australians. As we live in challenging times with world events constantly surprising and threatening our understanding of safety, I hope to fight the problems of crime at a local level to ensure all members of Polwarth feel safe in their communities. Background The release of the ABS’ victim...

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Train crash near Colac

July 14, 2016

My thoughts are with all involved in yesterday’s accident at Pirron Yallock. Also, with locals at Pirron Yallock and at Larpent. A huge thank you to emergency services for doing an amazing job under such tragic and trying circumstances. Where would we be without you? It’s a miracle passengers could walk off the train. Background A Victorian level...

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CDNFL under lights

June 29, 2016

Out and about in Polwarth: AFL Academy Under 15 football under lights in Winchelsea. The local CDNFL boys take on Geelong!

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Colac West Rotary

Colac West Rotary welcome new President

June 26, 2016

I was pleased to be with my old friends at the Colac West Rotary for afternoon tea. Congratulations to new President Geoff Isles. The Colac West Rotary Club provide enormous support and fantastic fundraising initiatives for our community.

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Ice Action Community Forum

June 1, 2016

Thanks to Melissa Mitchell from Terang & Mortlake Health Service at the Polwarth Ice Action Community Forum tonight at Terang – with Simon Ramsay MP. Issues around mental health and ice mean that rural communities must remain on guard to ensure that they have the capacity to service and care for their communities in their communities....

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