Members Statement: Reid Oval and dairy farm electricity

There are a few projects in my region that need funding, and now that we have this state full of money there is no reason they cannot be done. Warrnambool’s Reid Oval is supposed to be South-West Coast’s premier sports ground but is outdated and not capable of hosting AFL-standard games. It does not have lighting to enable night match play. The changing rooms are in need of an upgrade, as are the media and coaching facilities. The playing surface desperately needs to be improved. Dairy farmers and processors in the west of my electorate are struggling with their power supply. They are relying on single-wire earth return lines to deliver energy into their dairies, which is unreliable and often interrupted. They are calling for three-phase power to be extended to their region to improve their efficiency. This is exactly the type of project this money should be spent on.