The Nationals Lyne Federal Electorate Council has resoundingly endorsed Dr David Gillespie to run again as the party’s candidate at next year’s federal election.
Dr Gillespie has now been endorsed at four elections - 2010, 2013, 2016 and now for the 2019 Federal Election.
“It has been an absolute honour and privilege to be selected to run for the Nationals and to represent the people of our wonderful part of Australia,” Dr Gillespie said.
“Since I was first elected in 2013, The Nationals have played an important role in the Federal Coalition Government. We have significantly boosted our investment in infrastructure, health and aged care, education and our regional community and economic programs which are helping to generate thousands of jobs across our region.”
Dr Gillespie said aged care funding had increased from $90-million a year in the electorate when he was first elected to more than $130-million today, providing more services for seniors and creating more than 675 new jobs in the region’s aged care sector.
“Our massive infrastructure investment has seen the total transformation of the Pacific Highway through our electorate to a first class motorway and as the final sections of the upgrade near completion further north, planning is now underway on the various interchanges and flyovers that still need to be built throughout our region,” Dr Gillespie said.
“The Nationals investment in the North Coast Jobs and Investment package is creating over 200 new jobs and locked in the future operations of a number of our manufacturers and businesses in our electorate.”
“Over 20 new bridges are being built across our local road network thanks to the Bridges Renewal program and more than 25 local road black spots have been eliminated and made safer as a result of The Nationals record investment in the road black spot program.
Dr Gillespie said local councils were also benefitting from record investment in both Federal Financial Assistance Grants and Roads to Recovery funding.