A WEATHER radar and a Sunraysia irrigation project will be Nationals candidate Andrew Broad's first priorities in office, if he is declared the Member for Mallee.
Mr Broad and Liberal candidate Chris Crewther are still waiting to find out who secured the seat , after the Australian Electoral Commission began recounting the electorate's two-candidate preferred results on Monday.
Mr Broad said votes from all polling booths had been counted but the commission was still counting absentee and postal votes.
As of yesterday, Mr Broad had 56.33 per cent of the electorate's two-candidate preferred votes, while Mr Crewther had 43.67 per cent.
"From all accounts it is looking like I will win, but the polls haven't been declared yet," Mr Broad said.
"For me now, it's about getting organised to get on with the job."
Mr Broad was in Canberra on Thursday and Friday to meet with Nationals party members and incoming Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
"The Coalition has started orientations for new members and we discussed when parliament will sit again, which hasn't been decided yet," he said.
Mr Broad is in Melbourne today to discuss staffing and offices with parliamentary services.
"Essentially, I'm getting ready to get on with the job," he said.
"I'm not there with stars in my eyes, there is a job to do and from my angle the job has begun.
"I want to make sure we can deliver a good government for Australia and good outcomes for the people in Mallee."
Mr Broad said he wanted to have discussions in parliament about a weather radar for the region as one of his first priorities.
"I will also be working on the Sunraysia modernisation project, which is one of the biggest irrigation projects the region has seen," he said.
"All the polls haven't been declared and Tony Abbott hasn't announced his cabinet, so it is difficult at the moment to lobby ministers because we don't know who they are yet."
Mr Broad said he didn't have any staff at the moment and would be touring the electorate in the next few weeks to set up offices.
"I will be out and about before we resume in parliament and will give people an opportunity to meet me as a member after the polls have been declared," he said.
"It is important that people have an understanding that I am there to serve all of the community, whether individuals voted for me or not.
"After an election you have to put the results behind you and get on with doing what's best for the people in the region."