Hand up for seat

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

Tammy Atkins is stand­ing as an in­de­pen­dent can­di­date for the seat of Ovens Val­ley at next month’s Vic­to­rian elec­tion.

The seat is held by Na­tion­als mem­ber and Co­bram res­i­dent Tim McCurdy.

Ms Atkins said she was a qual­i­fied can­di­date with com­mu­nity sup­port, who could de­liver re­sults for the re­gion.

‘‘I have a strong record of de­liv­er­ing for our com­mu­nity, whether it is in ed­u­ca­tion, as part of the lo­cal drug ac­tion team tack­ling ice and prob­lem­atic drug use, or build­ing our lo­cal man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­try,’’ she said.

‘‘I am run­ning as an in­de­pen­dent for the seat of Ovens Val­ley be­cause our re­gion can do bet­ter.

‘‘We are fac­ing some pretty big chal­lenges and it’s clear we have missed out and we’ve watched on as Wodonga, Shep­par­ton and other parts of Vic­to­ria, have won in­fra­struc­ture and in­vest­ment ahead of us.

‘‘My pri­or­ity is cre­at­ing new jobs across the re­gion — from new jobs in man­u­fac­tur­ing, to new jobs in re­new­able en­ergy.’’ Ms Atkins’ core pri­or­i­ties are: ● sup­port­ing man­u­fac­tur­ing and en­sur­ing good lo­cal jobs into the fu­ture;

● ed­u­ca­tion, so peo­ple can ac­cess the train­ing they need for jobs in Ovens Val­ley;

● re­new­able en­ergy which works for the re­gion and en­sur­ing we ben­e­fit with cheaper power and lo­cal jobs; and

● in­vest­ment in tourism in­fra­struc­ture to at­tract more vis­i­tors to the beau­ti­ful re­gion.

Vote for Tammy: Tammy Atkins is stand­ing in the 2018 Vic­to­rian elec­tion as an in­de­pen­dent can­di­date for the seat of Ovens Val­ley.

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