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Monday, 20 May 2019 - 4:15pm
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Following a busy Federal Election campaign, the Coalition has been re-elected to form government and lead the nation.

In the federal electorate of Wannon, Dan Tehan MP of the Liberal Party received a majority of the vote and is expected to return to his role as a member of parliament and his cabinet role as Minister of Education in the Coalition government. During the campaign, there were no election commitments to Council projects in the Wannon electorate.

In the federal electorate of Corangamite, the counting of votes continues with a decision on who will represent the electorate in the lower house of parliament - Libby Coker of the ALP or Sarah Henderson of the Liberal Party – yet to be confirmed.

During the Federal Election campaign, the Coalition promised to fund the following Council projects in the Corangamite electorate, if re-elected to govern the nation:

  • $3.2 million to build a new roundabout at the entrance to Bannockburn;
  • $832,000 for female friendly change rooms for members of the Golden Plains Soccer Club at the Bannockburn Soccer Facility;
  • $500,000 to upgrade the club rooms at the Inverleigh Sporting Complex; and
  • $100,000 for lighting at the Lethbridge Recreation Reserve.

Mayor Cr Owen Sharkey says Council welcomes these funding commitments and looks forward to positive and continuing conversations about future investment in Golden Plains Shire with both local members of parliament.

“Council looks forward to working closely with the federal members of parliament representing our electorates to make sure the people of Golden Plains remain front and centre in their minds and their decisions when they’re in parliament in Canberra.

“With more than $4.6 million committed to the voters of Golden Plains by the Coalition, Council will be working with the Federal Government to support the timely delivery of these four promised projects in Bannockburn, Inverleigh and Lethbridge.”

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Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.