What a week it’s been in politics.
Port Fairy-based upper house member James Purcell revealed he would contest the lower house seat of South West Coast as an independent.
He joins a field that already includes incumbent Liberal Roma Britnell, Labor’s Kylie Gaston, Thomas Campbell from the Greens and independent Mike Neoh.
Labor on Friday pledged $16 million for a new city library and community hub at South West Tafe and earlier in the week the Coalition announced it would fund $1.3 million a year for the operating costs of the Lookout residential drug and alcohol centre and an “open cheque book” for Warrnambool’s habour upgrades.
There will be more promises to come before next month’s election, meaning voters will have plenty to weigh up.
Here’s a few of the important stories this week.
Have a good week