STATE ELECTION: What they promised


Nationals promises:

 $120,000 for Gippsland mental health advocacy group Barrier Breakers.

 $1.3 million to keep the Morwell and Ballarat offices of the Centre for Multicultural Youth open.

 Introducing 24 new weekly trips on the Traralgon rail line, provide additional carriages and duplicate the line between Bunyip and Longwarry.

 $9 million towards construction of a regional aquatic centre in Traralgon including 50 metre indoor pool.

 $13 million for the Morwell primary schools regeneration project.

 $5 million towards the Gippsland Innovation and Enterprise Development Centre at FedUni Churchill, tipped to create 200 skilled jobs for the Valley.

 $230,000 towards redeveloping the Traralgon Court House.

 $120,000 from Gippsland Carers Association.

 $1.2 million to upgrade the Newborough fire station.

 $1 million Hazelwood pondage upgrade and development plan.

 Change room upgrade at Traralgon South Rec Reserve – $150,000.

 $50,000 towards tennis facility upgrades at Yallourn North Rec Reserve.

 $100,000 towards construction of synthetic green at Gaskin Park Bowls Club, Churchill.

 $20,000 for a community precinct master plan at Cowwarr Football and Netball Club.

 Master plan for Flynn Hall – $30,000.

 $30,000 to develop Boolarra Recreation Reserve master plan.

 Redevelopment of the Yallourn Newborough Soccer Club pavilion – $40,000.

 $30,000 towards streetscape works at Glengarry.

 Provide a safer well-lit passage from Yinnar to the town’s Rec Reserve – $150,000.

 $25,000 towards new lights at Tyers Rec Reserve.

 $15,000 towards clubrooms upgrade at Toongabbie Cricket Club.

 $10,000 towards kitchen and facility upgrades at Toongabbie Golf Club.

This list excludes broad statewide promises and already-funded projects.

Labor promises:

 $10 million to green light construction of the Gippsland Logistics Precinct in Morwell’s industrial area.

 $10 million to build a Gippsland-based specialised technical school in Morwell.

 $7.8 million to rebuild ageing and asbestos ridden school buildings at Kurnai College’s Morwell campus.

 $3 million to expand the scope of a pending $5 million CFA station for Morwell, to include an upgraded ambulance depot.

 $1.5 million to reopen Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry, to investigate improved mine rehabilitation options and claims smoke caused local deaths.

 $1 million towards construction of a Latrobe Community Health Service dental prosthetics lab and university training clinic in Churchill.

 Increase the number of full-time fire fighters at the Morwell and Traralgon CFA stations.

 Roll out Emergency Medical Response training and capabilities at the Morwell and Traralgon CFA stations, equipping firefighters with defibrillators and CPR skills.

 Latrobe Valley CFA brigades prioritised for roll out of specialised safety equipment for fighting coal mine fires.

 $12 million for the Morwell primary schools regeneration project.

This list excludes broad statewide promises.

Independent Tracie Lund’s promises:

 Invest millions of dollars from Latrobe Valley mining royalties into a fund for local job creation.

 Bring a government department to Latrobe Valley.

 Rehabilitate disused mine areas to improve the safety of local residents and create 400 local jobs over 20 years.

 Fix or replace run down school buildings and restore funding for programs to support students.

 Transform Federation University into a major regional tertiary education centre.

 Pursue use of air-monitoring stations, national air-pollution standards for fine particulate matter and tackle causes of poor health through preventative programs.

 Transform Latrobe Regional Hospital into a major regional health facility.

 Give farming communities the right to say no to coal and gas exploration on their land to protect local food production jobs.

 Increase and maintain Latrobe Valley V/Line rail services.

The Greens’ promises:

 Fight to cancel the $13 billion tonne coal allocation for new open cut coal-mines in the Latrobe Valley.

 Ban onshore gas mining.

 Negotiate a “fair and orderly” phase-out of Hazelwood and Yallourn power stations, including packages and alternative employment options.

 Ensure the rehabilitation of mines.

 Attract manufacturing of energy efficient appliances and components for renewable energy technologies jobs for the Valley.

 Improving V/Line services by duplicating the track between Dandenong and Caulfield and extending operating hours.

 Ensure the bike track between Morwell and Traralgon is built and encourage more bike tracks in the region.

This list excludes broad statewide promises.


Liberal promises:

 $2.5 million expansion of theatre and maternity ward at Warragul Hospital.

 $1 million for new accommodation for visiting professionals at Warragul Hospital.

 $3 million towards Trafalgar High School redevelopment.

 $2 million for priority works at Albert Street Primary School.

 $800,000 for land acquisition to build a new Moe Fire Station.

This list excludes broad statewide promises and already-funded projects.

Labor promises:

 A comprehensive health study for West Gippsland.

 A share in $8 million for Regional Community Leadership Program for the Gippsland Community Leadership Group.

This list excludes broad statewide promises.

The Greens’ promises:

 Commitment to implement Solar Saver Plan, making residential solar panel installation easier.

This list excludes broad statewide promises.