THE polls say Daniel Andrews will become Premier this Saturday night, so it’s likely the election promises worth millions of dollars to the Bass Coast and South Gippsland area will count for nothing.
Maybe that’s why the promises were made – when hopes were fading of the Coalition Government staying in power, that’s when the Monopoly money was produced – we hope not!
It’s a terrible shame that if the results go as predicted, the long awaited Wonthaggi Education Precinct will be again on the backburner and a $25 million Wonthaggi Hospital upgrade will be put on ice, as will the work at the Korumburra and Leongatha secondary colleges.
All projects have been ready to go for years, but as the ALP has yet to announce whether it will match any of the promises, who knows when or if they’ll actually happen under an Andrews government.
A similar promise was made by Flinders MP Greg Hunt prior to the Federal Coalition losing the 2007 election.
He said a re-elected Coalition Government would have provided $2 million to keep Phillip Island’s Warley Hospital open.
The Howard Government had 11 years to do it, but in the years that followed Kevin 07’s win, Mr Hunt blamed Labor, ad nauseam, for not matching that promise.
So if Labor gets up this weekend, and there’s no funding for these much needed projects in the next few years, don’t listen when Brian Paynter or Peter Ryan slag off at Daniel Andrews… they had their chance.
On the other hand, if Dr Napthine and Mr Ryan get the Coalition back in, well played gentlemen. Advance to Go so we can collect our millions!
Monopoly money unless there’s an upset – SENTINEL-TIMES COMMENT