Election commitments made by the Coalition and Labor relating to G21 Priority Projects and areas of strategic interest
- This is not intended as a complete list of election promises made by candidates in Corio, Corangamite, Wannon and Ballarat
- The Geelong Advertiser has a full list of election promises for Corio and Corangamite here
- The Coalition is expected to officially launch their campaign on the weekend of May 14. Labor launched their campaign on Sunday May 1st.
|G21 REGIONAL GROWTH AREAS||$20 million to deliver indoor pool at the North Bellarine Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Drysdale.||$6 million towards highball centre for basketball, netball, badminton and volleyball at Armstrong Creek
$20 million towards an indoor aquatic centre with allied health facilities at Drysdale.
|REGIONAL ROAD CONNECTIONS||$200 million to help build stage 2 of the Barwon Heads Road duplication.||$125 million to help build stage 2 of the Barwon Heads Road duplication.|
|CLEAN ENERGY, CLEANTECH & CIRCULAR ECONOMY||$125 million towards a Viva refinery upgrade to bring forward low sulphur fuel production.
Target: net zero 2050, reduce emissions by 26 per cent by 2030.
|$500,000 community battery at The Sands, Torquay
$500 million “driving the nation” fund, which will allow the commonwealth to co-invest in electric vehicle chargers, as well as hydrogen and biofuel refueling infrastructure.
Pledge to build EV charging network with charging stations at an average interval of 150km on major roads ($39.3 million).
Target: net zero by 2050, reduce emissions by 43 per cent by 2030
|WATER FOR OUR FUTURE|
|ADDRESSING DISADVANTAGE||$450,000 for expansion of Bannockburn Family Services Centre|
|SOCIAL HOUSING||$2 billion in low‑cost financing to the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC), which will further support 27,500 dwellings.||$10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund which will build 30,000 new social and affordable housing properties in its first five years (nationally)|
|AFFORDABLE HOUSING & WORKER ACCOMMODATION||Under the Super Home Buyer scheme, first home buyers would be able to use up to 40 per cent of their super, up to $50,000, to put towards buying a home.
The scheme would begin on July 1, 2023, for first home buyers who must have saved another five per cent of their deposit separately.
The buyer must also live in the home for at least 12 months, but there are no age, property or income thresholds.
Under the expanded “Home Guarantee Scheme”, the Government will make available:
|“Help to Buy” will be open to 10,000 Australians each financial year.
Eligible home buyers will need a minimum deposit of 2 per cent, with an equity contribution from a Labor governement of up to a maximum of 40 per cent of the purchase price of a new home and up to a maximum of 30 per cent of the purchase price for an existing home.
Capped at $850,000 for regional centres and $550,000 for regional locations.
“Regional First Home Buyer Support Scheme” will help 10,000 regional first home buyers annually by removing the need to pay Lenders Mortgage Insurance with a deposit of up to five per cent.
A Labor Government would guarantee up to 15 per cent of the value of properties purchased.
The scheme – reserved for Australians that have lived in that region for more than a year – will be capped at $700,000 for Geelong and $500,000 for regional areas.
|REGIONAL DIGITAL CONNECTIVITY & UPSKILLING||Funding for projects that address mobile phone and connectivity issues in fringe suburbs of Geelong, part of $78.5 million federal fund.||$600,000 for better mobile coverage in St Leonards.|
|PUBLIC TRANSPORT LINKS|
|KEY INDUSTRIES IN G21 REGION||$1.76 million grant for integrated welding centre in North Geelong
$1 billion defence contract awarded to Hanwha Defence Australia for Armoured Vehicle Centre of Excellence to be built at Avalon.
|$1 billion advanced manufacturing fund to “diversify and rebuild Australia’s industrial base in transport, defence, resources, agricultural and food processing, medical science, renewables and low-emissions technologies manufacturing”.|
|THE VISITOR ECONOMY|
|REVITALISING CENTRAL GEELONG|
|CREATIVE INDUSTRIES & THE CULTURAL ECONOMY|
|FIRST NATIONS – CULTURE & HERITAGE|
|G21 REGIONAL HARBOURS|
|PORT OF GEELONG|