G21's State Election 2018 Party Commitments Table
The pre-election tussling is well and truly underway among major parties in the lead-up to Victoria’s 24 November state election.
G21 will be keeping track of party commitments made against G21's Priority Projects for the region.
As for previous elections (both state and federal) an ‘election commitments table’ against G21’s Priority Projects will be published and regularly updated on the G21 website.
The current version of the ‘election commitments table’ includes many question marks against projects, indicating a commitment is still needed. Our aim is to eliminate all question marks by election day.
The table is to help you understand what has been committed by political parties for key region-building projects, thus better informing your voting decision in November.
View and download the current election commitments table by clicking here.
The G21 board has identified 15 priority projects against which it is seeking commitments to improve the G21 region and benefit those living here. In broad, the current G21 Priority Project are:
• Addressing Disadvantage
• Armstrong Creak Urban Growth Area
• Avalon Airport
• Central Geelong Revitalisation
• Geelong Convention & Exhibition Centre
• Geelong Cultural Precinct
• Geelong Ring Road Connections
• Geelong Secondary Schools & community Digital Learning Hub
• GMHBA Stadium redevelopment
• Great Ocean Road
• Portarlington Safe Harbour
• Port of Geelong Growth
• Regional Motocross Facility
• Regional Rail Connections
• Waterfront Geelong – Safe Harbour Precinct
Many of the projects have sub-elements. The full detail of each Priority Project can be viewed on the G21 website by clicking the relevant project link above.
Importantly, the G21 Region 2018 State Election Commitments Table focuses specifically on funding, or other support, still required in order to complete a project. Many projects have received some form of support previously. That support is detailed against each Priority Project on the G21 website - click the relevant project link above.
Past lobbying by G21 in election years has been crucial in gaining significant infrastructure and social improvement for the region. Funds for the current upgrade works along the Great Ocean Road resulted from a concerted campaign led by G21.
G21’s on-going advocacy to local candidates, ministers and shadow ministers includes face-to-face briefings, delegations to Spring Street and targeted social and mainstream media campaigns.
The G21 CEO and members of the G21 Board met recently with Opposition Leader Matthew Guy to update him on G21’s priority projects. A meeting is scheduled in the near future with Premier Daniel Andrews to provide a similar update.
You will soon notice a G21 social media campaign about G21 Priority Projects, targeting our region’s sitting politicians and candidate hopefuls.
You can help promote G21’s advocacy to politicians by liking and sharing our posts on social media.
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Authorised by G21 CEO Elaine Carbines on behalf of G21 - Geelong Region Alliance, 131 Myers Street, Geelong 3220 Phone: 03 5227 4000