Key focus areas: Liberal candidate for Collie-Preston Elysia Harverson will focus on job creation, families, and community safety if she wins the state election in March. Photo: Shannon Wood. Liberal candidate for Collie-Preston Elysia Harverson has pledgedto focus on job creation, families, and community safety if elected in the upcoming state election.
MrsHarverson said she had identified the three key focus areas through feedback from the community.
“I have done a lot of door knocking and a lot of community engagementand quite a few forums and they are the things that have been identified by me that people want us to cover,” she said.
“I think Colliecan play a lot when it comes to jobs,we need to look at diversifying the economywhich I think everyone says because that’s what needs to be done.”
Mrs Harversonsaid investing in technology for the coal industry would be something she supports. “Our emissions target is not as high as Labor’s, so we won’t be looking at closing down the power stations like they will be,” she said.
“The fact that Labor are proposing a solar plant is a big indication to methat they planto close the power stations down and create a solar farm, which is a big concern because there are hundreds of jobs in a coal fired power station.
“We have so much coal, there’s 50 years of coal left I think coal is where it’s at, I think we need to invest in looking at different technology for coal.”
MrsHarverson said, if elected,she would make community safety a top priority.
“In terms of families, one of the things for families is that they want to feel safeand that means making sure our police are properly resourced and that they are doing regular patrols,” she said.
Investing in local tourism is an area that MrsHarverson said she would strive for if elected to the seat of Collie-Preston.
“Tourism is another potential and I think with tourism we need startup businesses in the area,” she said.
“We need to get Lake Kepwari opened, unfortunately there has been a lot of hold up with that but now that it has been handed over to the State Government hopefully we will start seeing some traction, and that will be something I will be fighting to deliver as soon as possible.
“I would also like to see investment at Stockton, Glen Mervyn, those two places in particular have been neglected.”
Improving facilities at Collie Senior High School, implementing a regional meth strategy and further funding for upgrades to Coalfields Highway are also areas Mrs Harverson has pledged her support for.
“I think that this electorate needs fresh vision and energy and I think I am the right person for that,” Mrs Harverson said.
“Collie is going through a real transitional period right now, and I see that as a real challenge. Now is our opportunity to see that we set ourselves up for the future.”
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