James Purcell was elected to the upper house of Victoria Parliament in 2014 to represent Western Victoria. Since then he has been a strong advocate for the south west of Victoria, delivering over $150 million in funding for infrastructure and community projects. His input into legislation has resulted in new jobs and investor confidence in the south west.

We've had some great successes over the past four years and we're putting together an agenda to take to state government if James is elected on November 24.  Be part of James' policy development and tell us what you think on 558 2929 or email James at james.purcell@parliament.vic.gov.au

James' wins for the south west to date include:

$7 million Reid Oval Funding
Warrnambool will soon be home to AFL standard football facilities with Member for Western Victoria James Purcell announcing $7 million to upgrade Reid Oval...  more

Casting deciding vote to save CFA volunteers
After extensive consultation with CFA volunteers in the south west, James Purcell cast the deciding vote to stop CFA reforms... more

$1.5 million for Port Fairy beach protection
A cleanup and ongoing management of the East Beach landfill site is underway with $1.5 million over three years allocated to manage the site... more

An end to fracking in Victoria
James voted in Parliament this week for a permanent ban on fracking in Victoria and a continuation of the moratorium on conventional gas until 2020... more

$400,000 Tower Hill upgrades
Member for Western Victoria James Purcell has secured $400,000 for Tower Hill, including a feasibility assessment of a proposed link between the reserve and the Warrnambool to Port Fairy Rail Trail at Koroit... more

$400,000 Koroit Football Netball Club
A much needed upgrade and extension of the female change rooms and netball facilities at the Koroit Football Netball club will soon be underway thanks to $400,000 in funding secured by Member for Western Victoria James Purcell... more

$288,000 Hanlon Park Lights
New lighting will be installed at Portlands’s Hanlon Park with $288,000 in funding secured by Western Victoria MP James Purcell... more

$300,000 Macarthur Bowls Club
Macarthur Bowls Club celebrated its 50th Anniversary on Sunday with a $300,000 cheque delivered by Western District MP James Purcell... more

$25,000 funding shortfall for Warrnambool War Memorial 
James Purcell has secured $25,000 in state funding to cover the shortfall for the redevelopment of the Warrnambool War Memorial... more

$500,00 Portland Energy Project
The State Government will commit to finding a solution for Alcoa’s energy needs, with the announcement of $500,000 in today’s state budget to create an energy and industry plan for Portland... more

$500,000 Koroit Pedestrian Lights
Safer pedestrian crossings for kids at Koroit Primary School announced in the 2016 state budget... more

$4.2 million Moyne Health upgrade
Western Victoria MP James Purcell said he was delighted to join Mr Andrews on a tour of the new facilities, which will soon expand again thanks to an additional $2.1 million for a new urgent care centre, secured by Mr Purcell in this year’s budget... more

$7 million South West Healthcare
Member for Western Victoria James Purcell was thrilled with the announcement of$7.5 million for Warrnambool’s South West Healthcare, to make the stage two expansion shovel ready... more

$290,000 for Beyond the Bell
Western District MP James Purcell is delighted to see funding for the Beyond the Bell and its programs to increase year 12 attainment in the region... more

Great South Coast Suicide Prevention Strategy
Mr Purcell worked with the Minister and local support agencies to ensure the south west was included in funding under the $27m suicide prevention strategy funding... more

$2 million Port Fairy Bowls Club rebuild
Member for Western Victoria James Purcell has secured $2 million for the Port Fairy Bowls Club, to upgrade its dated clubrooms... more

Southern Cross Intersection flashing lights
Western District MP James Purcell is thrilled by today's announcement of reduce speed lights at the dangerous Southern Cross intersection in Koroit... more

Removing cap on junior football numbers
AFL Western District's decision to delay changes to junior team capping is a great result for the local community, according to Western Victoria MP James Purcell... more

Southern Cross Intersection flashing lights
The top of our list for road fixes in the south west, Southern Cross Intersection got flashing lights and warning signs to slow traffic and prevent accidents at this dangerous hotspot... more

$330,000 Warrnambool Harbour sand study
The funding will be used to prepare a coastal processes study – to better understand how coastal erosion can be mitigated and managed – and the development of a preliminary business case and economic study framework for any future investment in the Warrnambool Harbour... more

$114 million Melbourne to Warrnambool train line upgrade
Western District MP James Purcell is looking forward to a faster and safer rail commute to Melbourne with details release today of a $114 million upgrade that will pave the way for VLocity trains on Warrnambool Line... more

$14.6 million Warrnambool Special Development School
James Purcell said he was delighted funding to build a new Special Development School in Warrnambool had been announced after months of negotiation with the Education Minister... more