DELIVERING FOR DANDENONG
The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its promises and delivering for the people of Dandenong.
As part of a massive $1.8 billion investment in schools around the state, the Victorian Budget 2019/20 includes $8.5 million to make sure students at Dandenong High School have the learning spaces they deserve, delivering new STEM, canteen and food technology facilities.
The Labor Government is determined to make sure our kids are ready for school and set for life, delivering on our commitment to begin the rollout of universal three-year-old kinder.
Thanks to a $882 million Budget investment, we will ensure that every three-year-old has access to at least five hours per week of subsidised kinder by 2022 – increasing to 15 hours per week.
Students right across the state will have a brighter smile, thanks to the Labor Government’s rollout of free dental care at all public primary and secondary schools.
This year’s Budget begins that rollout, investing $321.9 million and delivering on our promise to bring back dental vans. This investment will save families around $400 a year per child in dental costs, as well as saving parents the inconvenience of taking time off work for appointments.
Once fully rolled out, this initiative will also free up more than 100,000 places in the public dental care system each year.
From upgrading the roundabout at the end of your local street to building our state’s biggest transport projects, this Budget will get you where you need to go, with a massive Suburban Transport Blitz.
Before being elected, we promised to remove 50 level crossings by 2022, with 20 gone by 2018.
With 29 crossings already gone for good, this year’s Budget delivers on the Labor Government’s commitment to remove even more dangerous and congested level crossings.
With a $6.6 billion investment, this Budget ensures a total of 75 level crossings will be gone by 2025 – including Greens Road in Dandenong South and Webster Street in Dandenong, cutting congestion and making our community safer.
Additional train services will be added along the Dandenong corridor following the completion of the Cranbourne-Pakenham Line Upgrade and the introduction of new High Capacity Metro Trains.
Local commuters can look forward to an easier time finding a car park, with $150 million to improve parking at some of our state’s busiest stations over the next four years, including Dandenong Station and Yarraman Station.
Delivered as part of the new Car Parks for Commuters Fund, this investment will help make life just that little bit less stressful for local commuters, while also unclogging neighbouring streets.
In a win for local jobs, funding will be provided to purchase up to 18 new VLocity trains for our regional network, supporting local jobs at Bombardier in Dandenong.
Delivering on our commitment to create five new dedicated children’s emergency departments we will kickstart planning on the dedicated new space at Casey Hospital, giving local parents peace of mind that their kids will get the calm and compassionate care in the moments that matter most.
The Labor Government will establish a new parenting centre in Casey, part of a $213.7 million Budget investment to provide extra support to new mums and dads. One of nine across the state, the brand-new Casey parenting centre will help make sure new mums and dads can get the advice they need, including support with sleeping, feeding and extra care for babies with additional needs.
We’re giving local families peace of mind, with this year’s Budget delivering $800,000 for upgrades for RusCare in Dandenong. Part of our promised $27.2 million package for multicultural aged care facilities across the state, this investment will ensure that elderly culturally and linguistically diverse Victorians are getting the care, compassion and understanding they need later in life.
We promised to put power back in the hands of Victorians. And through our landmark Solar Homes program that’s exactly what we’re doing.
This year’s Budget delivers on the Labor Government’s positive plan for solar, investing $1.3 billion, to make sure more Victorians can take control and cut their power bills.
This includes rolling out solar panels, solar hot water or solar batteries to 770,000 homes over the next decade, expanding the program to renters and ensuring the safety and sustainability of the rollout, with funding for training, safety and quality audits.
This is a Budget that delivers for all Victorians.