With the state election out of the way Port News talked to people on the streets of Port Macquarie to gauge their priorities ahead of the upcoming federal election in May.
Emmaline Ney doesn't know who she will vote for at the federal election this year.
The 30-year-old doesn't even know if she will vote.
"I don't know much about politics."
At the other end of the spectrum Janice Pucci is considering her vote very carefully.
She said there are "a lot of issues" affecting her vote, particularly now she has grandchildren.
"I am very concerned about the state of our water, that we don't have fresh water," Ms Pucci said.
"I live near wetlands and I really want us to look after our birds and animals.
We wait until things have happened and then try and fix them.Janice Pucci
"Port Macquarie is a beautiful area and we want to keep it that way."
A swinging voter Ms Pucci said she will be voting for Independent Rob Oakeshott.
Cafe owner Izek Lesch is concerned about rising cost of wages in the hospitality industry.
"It is difficult for us to open our businesses on the weekend, I can't double the price."
Mr Lesch is very concerned about Labor's plan to increase the minimum wage.
"We work hard, I work here all the time, first in the morning, leave last in the night."
"It is livable but not easy."
Mr Lesch said that he will be voting Liberal/National this election.
Forty-year-old Scott said the most important issue for him was environmental sustainability.
"It is more about what Australia is taking with the mining and I think it is over the top, too many people at the top end of town, not looking out for our future."
"I usually vote Liberal/National but I am going to try and shake things up.
He said he would look to vote for one of the minor parties.
Glen Clark's biggest concern is parking in Port Macquarie.
"My wife has a disability and very often we cannot find parking close to where we are going."
Mr Clark has already decided to vote for Rob Oakeshott.
"I have great faith in the man."
Tony Bagan said he will be voting for the Liberal/National coalition because he doesn't trust Bill Shorten.
I will be voting for Scott Morrison because when Bill Shorten opens his mouth he gives out a lot of promises which you know he will never keep.Tony Bagan
His wife Denise said she will also be voting for the Coalition because Mr Morrison "seems like a really nice man."
Twenty-three-year-old Katie Thomas is a mum of one in Port Macquarie.
She said education and health are her main priorities and she will be voting Labor.