Media Releases

Relief at Last for Dangerous Beach Road Intersection

Posted on 13 May 2016
The Surf Coast Shire has finally announced that they will be implementing traffic lights at the intersection of  Beach Road and the Surf Coast Highway following TAC funding for a roundabout at South Beach Road Intersection. The Shire funding was earmarked for a roundabout at South Bea

Media: Fix It Up

Posted on 14 Apr 2016
More signatures are required, if you would like to add your voice, please head to Torquay McDonalds or my office, 174 Torquay Road, Grovedale and sign the petition! See the front page of the Surf Coast Times below:

Media: Katos Wants 24-hour Police in Torquay

Posted on 31 Mar 2016
Article from Surf Coast Times, Thursday 31 March 2016: James Taylor South Barwon MP Andrew Katos says the time has come to keep Torquay’s police station open 24 hours a day. In Parliament last week, Mr Katos asked Acting Police Minister Robin Scott to increase the number of poli

Media: Katos Launches Intersection Petition

Posted on 25 Feb 2016
Article from Armstrong Creek Times, Thursday 25 February 2016. James Taylor  South Barwon MP Andrew Katos has launched another petition calling for traffic lights to be installed at the intersection of the Surf Coast Highway and Beach Road. Mr Katos and shadow minister for roads and i

Ambulance response times getting worse for Geelong residents

Posted on 08 Feb 2016
New figures reveal that during the first year of the Andrews Government, average response times for ambulances are now longer in many regional centres, when compared to a year earlier. “Daniel Andrews has been in charge for well over a year now and needs to stop blaming others f

Law and Order Crisis in Geelong and the Surf Coast under Daniel Andrews

Posted on 21 Dec 2015
The release last week of the crime statistics for the year ended 30th September 2015 show that we have a law and order crisis in the Geelong region under Daniel Andrews and his part time Minister for Police Wade Noonan. The overall crime rate in Victoria increased by 6% which is alarm

Labor’s Christmas Gift to Geelong: Higher Water Bills

Posted on 21 Dec 2015
21 December 2015 Lisa Neville’s Christmas present for Geelong families is that they could soon be paying for expensive desalinated water. Today the Water Minister revealed plans to send Geelong’s share of water from Lal Lal Reservoir to Ballarat and to provide Geelong with desal water

Media: Don’t Take Our Carols

Posted on 16 Dec 2015
Article from Geelong Advertiser, Wednesday December 16 2015: Religious Xmas songs could be banned at schools, claims Andrew Katos. Alex Sinnott Christmas carols with a religious theme are under threat in schools due to new government rules, South Barwon MP Andrew Katos claims. Old fav

An Unhappy Anniversary for Torquay

Posted on 03 Dec 2015
November 29 2015 marks the first anniversary of the election of the Andrews Labor Government. “Unfortunately, this has seen infrastructure spending in Torquay come to a complete stand still” said Andrew Katos. Important projects such as the Jan Juc and Torquay Surf Life Sa