WESTERN Victoria MP, Jaala Pulford talked up the claimed benefits of Labor’s ‘Project 10,000’ transport policy during a visit to Hamilton on Wednesday.
Pitched to voters as a counterpoint to the Coalition’s plan, Project 10,000 includes a proposal to spend $1 billion over eight years for rural and regional road works.
Ms Pulford said an increase to funding for road upgrades and repair would benefit the local economy.
The central selling point for the project was the economic benefits and that focus began with the choice of name.
“It’s called ‘Project 10,000’ because that’s how many jobs would be created if proposals were to go ahead,” Ms Pulford said.
Opposition leader, Daniel Andrews’ promotional pamphlet on project claims 2000 out of the 10,000 jobs will be created by the combined $2b suburban, rural and regional road spending.
Full story in the Spectator on Saturday, December 7, 2013