Leader of The Nationals Peter Ryan will cover the length of Victoria in the final hours of the 2010 State Election in a marathon campaigning blitz visiting 30 towns in 30 hours to drive home the message for change to people in regional cities and country communities across the state.
The 30 towns in 30 hours marathon campaign will kick-off in Traralgon at 12 noon Thursday and continue through until election eve in Ballarat passing through regional and rural towns across the state from Lakes Entrance to Mildura and Red Cliffs to Bendigo.
Mr Ryan said The Nationals had campaigned on a strong policy platform that will deliver regional and rural Victoria its fair share so that local communities can plan for new prosperity, more opportunities and better quality of life.
“I am fiercely passionate and absolutely committed to fighting for a fair share for regional and rural Victoria and I will campaign down to the wire to drive home the message that after 11 years of Labor
government failures, incompetence and waste – Victoria needs a change,” Mr Ryan said.
“The Nationals are the true voice of regional and rural Victoria and as part of a strong Liberal Nationals Coalition Government we will fix the problems created over the past 11 years by John Brumby and build for the future with our fresh vision for Victoria.
“Regional and rural Victoria simply cannot afford another four years of John Brumby and Labor that would see an already old, tired and out of touch government handed 15 years in power.”
Mr Ryan said the Coalition had listened to regional and rural Victoria and developed strong, detailed plans that would deliver a bolder and brighter future for our regions.
“We have led the way on law and order initiatives to make communities safe, committed to improving ambulance services and upgrading regional and rural hospitals, and announced a $1 billion Regional Growth Fund to spearhead a regional resurgence,” Mr Ryan said.
“The Coalition will provide extra training and educational support for regional students, expand natural gas networks, offer better support for local government to ease the burden inflicted by Labor on ratepayers, and upgrade regional roads and bridges that have been neglected by John Brumby.
“I will continue to talk with families, businesses, and community groups during my visit to 30 towns in 30 hours as Victoria readies itself for the State Election,” Mr Ryan said.