Nats to spend three days in the Goldfields as part of engagement series
Starting Monday, Leader Mia Davies and The Nationals WA team will spend three days in the Goldfields as part of an ongoing regional engagement series.
Ms Davies said the team would hold community forums and meetings in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Laverton and Kambalda.
“I look forward to bringing The Nationals team to the Goldfields for the latest instalment in our Regional Engagement series,” Ms Davies said.
“This follows on from last year when we held similar events in Albany, Carnarvon, Shark Bay, Moora and the Pilbara.
“These visits allow our MPs - who each have shadow portfolio responsibilities - to meet face-to-face with key stakeholders, local businesses and community organisations.”
As the only party solely dedicated to regional Western Australia, Ms Davies said The Nationals considered it a top priority to engage with communities that felt ostracised and forgotten by the city-centric major parties.
“It is important for the people of the Goldfields to be heard and know there is a party fighting for them,” Ms Davies said.
"The meetings and conversations we have in the coming days will help shape our policies moving forward as we charge towards the 2021 election.
“The Goldfields is an economic powerhouse and warrants a fairer share of Government investment at both State and Federal level.
"The Nationals want to ensure that the regions which generate our State's wealth are not left behind when it comes to securing the infrastructure they deserve."
The Nationals Deputy Leader Jacqui Boydell said the itinerary for the Goldfields visit was full and the team was ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work.
"As a proud representative of the Goldfields in the State Parliament I am thrilled to have Mia and the team come to the region for three days,” she said.
"In the years that The Nationals held the State seat of Kalgoorlie the region received unprecedented investment via our flagship Royalties for Regions program.
"The Nationals consider Kalgoorlie a high priority seat leading into the 2021 election and we will be doing everything in our power to ensure the region gets the chance to send a quality Nationals candidate to State Parliament and advocate on behalf of the community.
“We also have a wonderful lead Senate candidate – Nick Fardell – who hails from Kalgoorlie and is a champion of the Goldfields. Both Nick and our candidate for the Federal seat of O’Connor, John Hassell, will be front and centre at our meetings this week.”