Elaine and Meredith may be only a few kilometres apart on the Midland Highway south of Ballarat but what a difference that distance makes in a Federal election.
Meredith belongs in the most marginal seat in Australia, Corangamite while Elaine is in the safe Labor set of Ballarat. And the funding promises from the Coalition could not be more stark.
Voters in Corangamite have been the target of perhaps the biggest pork-barrelling campaign in modern electoral history, showered with the equivalent of $26,500 each if they vote Liberal.
Forty-one separate proposals, from a $2 billion fast train linking the electorate to Melbourne to $1500 on safety equipment for the Bannockburn men's shed, are on offer from the Liberal Party's Sarah Henderson to the electorate's 111,000 voters.
In total, more than $3 billion worth of pledges have been made in a seat that, after a recent redistribution which effectively made it line-ball with the Labor Party, has encouraged pork-barrelling to a new level.
Labor has not been scant with its promises to the voters of Corangamite, with its candidate Libby Coker offering up 14 promises of her own.
In total they would cost a much more modest $34 million, with the single largest pledge being $15 million to upgrade the Torquay community hospital.
In the Seat of Ballarat, comfortably held by Catherine King, the Coalition has made a single election promise; a $10 million funding package for Sovereign Hill.
A $500,000 funding boost for Russel Square sports ground comes from an existing grant pool.
Against this trend of only promising where marginal seats can be swayed, the Labor opposition has ticked off nearly everything on the councils wish list including, Her Majesties, the BIRCH research Centre and the Ballarat airport upgrade.
Labors' total promised expenditure comes to $46.18 million or about $405 per voter a stark contrast to the Geelong seat.
An analysis of spending pledges in the nation's most marginal seats has uncovered a swarm of pre-election announcements by candidates with the Coalition and Labor parties now offering more than 1000 individual promises and policies.
More than 50 suburban railway carparks, thousands of kilometres of roads, several roundabouts, a string of toilets and change rooms at sporting ovals and toys for pre-schoolers are on offer to voters across the land.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison accused the Labor Party of going on a "spendathon" during his campaign launch at the weekend, but the Coalition has out-gunned the Opposition in most key marginal seats.
While Labor candidates have not made as many specific promises in most seats, they have used the opposition's Gonski school funding package to identify every public school across their electorate as a winner under a Bill Shorten government.
Almost all of these smaller scale promises, from both sides, have not been promoted to the national media, instead going up on candidates' social media sites.
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