There is now just a week until voters in the seat of Wannon go to the polls with seven candidates to choose from on September 7.
The Coalition's Dan Tehan is looking to the retain the seat he inherited at the 2010 election, while Labor, The Greens, Australian Christians', Family First, Australian Sex Party and Palmer's United Party have all put forward a challenger.
In wanting to build on what he started three years ago Mr Tehan said he has a plan to ensure local communities are strong, prosperous and safe.
"It is a plan that focuses on what is important to us locally and puts the talk, scandals and chaos of the Rudd-Gillard Government behind us," he said.
Mr Tehan said his plan for Wannon includes providing more federal government funding for local roads.
"We also need to abolish the carbon tax to help ease cost of living pressures for families and the cost of doing business for our farmers, small businesses and manufacturers."
Mr Tehan said he would also be working to achieve better health services including more doctors, nurses and aged care places.
He said the coalition was committed to improving broadband and mobile telecommunications, including providing $100 million to help improve mobile phone coverage in black spots.
"We will also focus on job creation locally by supporting our agriculture, manufacturing and small businesses," he said.
"With your support I want to continue to be a strong and effective voice for our rural and regional communities here in Wannon.
"I think we deserve our fair share of federal funding, and I want to fight to make sure it is delivered."