With under two weeks to go until the state election, the Post is giving Goulburn candidates an opportunity to outline their promises for the region.
Here, we find out what the candidates' priorities are for Goulburn Mulwaree.
Together with upgrading public schools and investing in our healthcare, the residents of Goulburn want assurances that we’re focused on creating jobs and ensuring we have the skills to match. We will be working closely with council to ensure the right incentives are in place to support local business.
Dr Ursula Stephens
Schools, hospitals, roads and free TAFE (Technical and Further Education).
Labor has committed to the following projects: upgrading our hospitals ($200m for Goulburn Hospital) and implementing nurse-to-patient ratios; fixing our schools by fully funding Gonski; $300,000 for 12 village enhancement projects; and $900 million for state-wide road projects to fix regional roads and $137,500 to rejuvenate public amenities in Bungonia, Tarago, and Tallong.
A clinical services review of Crookwell Hospital, including community consultation; Crookwell to Goulburn Rail Trail funding and re-gazetting usage of corridor.
Dr Saan Ecker
Taking serious action on climate change, water and environmental degradation; improving infrastructure in health, education and public transport, and ensuring adequate ongoing funding for these services; helping the shire to achieve its vision of a well-connected community with a thriving rural and small business culture.
Candidates Tracey Keenan (Animal Justice), Dean McCrae (Liberal Democrats) and Andrew Wood (Shooters, Fishers and Farmers) did not respond prior to publication.