With under two weeks to go until the state election, the Gazette is giving Goulburn candidates an opportunity to outline their promises for the region.
Here, we find out what the candidates' priorities are for the Upper Lachlan Shire.
Roads are a top priority in this region. The NSW Liberals and Nationals government has more than $1 billion dollars to help clear the council roads’ maintenance backlog and repair NSW’s worst timber bridges, as well as reclaim up to 15,000 kilometres of council owned roads in regional NSW alone.
Dr Ursula Stephens
Schools, hospitals, roads and free TAFE (Technical and Further Education).
Labor has committed to the following projects: upgrading our hospitals ($3.5m for Crookwell 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.
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.