Opposition Leader Liza Harvey visits Harvey
Opposition Leader Liza Harvey visited Harvey and Brunswick last week to talk to small business owners and listen to the needs of farmers in the area.
Ms Harvey was joined by the newly endorsed Murray-Wellington Liberal candidate Michelle Boylan, who is also a Harvey Shire councillor.
Ms Harvey and Mrs Boylan spent more than an hour chatting to business owners in the main street of Harvey and visiting local farmers including the Talbots and Partridges in Brunswick.
Ms Harvey promised to “follow-up” on the issues plaguing the dairy industry and help struggling farmers.
The pair also visited the Harvey Shire Council to chat about upcoming projects in the region.
Ms Harvey said her team was listening to people in the Murray-Wellington electorate to understand the needs of the community.
She said the election commitments would be announced in October after the State Budget was discussed.
“It is too early to tell which projects we will focus on, however, Harvey, Yarloop, Australind, Waroona and all the towns in between will not be forgotten,” Ms Harvey said. “This is an important and underrated region.
It is rich in agriculture and exports and has a huge potential for even more tourism.
She said she would focus on a COVID-19 economic stimulus package that prioritised local jobs and rebuilding the economy.
“The creation of jobs in the regions is a priority.”
The pair also visited the newly completed Brunswick River Cottages and said affordable housing was important in regional areas.
“The cottages are important because they give people over 55 an inexpensive alternative,” she said.
Ms Harvey said the biggest demand in affordable housing was seen in women over 55.
“Women in this age group are the fastest rising group to experience homelessness, so it is important they receive support,” she said. Ms Harvey also put her faith in Cr Boylan and said she was proud to support a strong female leader.
“I’m ecstatic to welcome another female candidate,” she said.
“As a former police officer, Michelle is a highly regarded member of the community and she has the life experience to do a fantastic job.” Cr Boylan said she was excited to continue her work in the community.
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