Here are some of the highlights of the budget for 2018-19.
Uncontrolled rate hikes will soon be a thing of the past, as the Andrews Labor Government tables legislation for the Fair Go Rates system.
The CityLink Tulla Widening is part of an ambitious program of road and public transport investment that is supporting Melbourne’s growth and liveability, including the Western Distributor and Melbourne Metro projects.
Natalie Hutchins and the Victorian government have committed $6.1 million to fix the infamous roundabout located at the Taylors Road and Kings Road intersection.
Families in Melbourne’s outer West are enjoying a new state-of-the-art local school, with Taylors Hill West Secondary College officially opening the school for students today.
After years of campaigning and working with the community for the removal of the congested Taylors Rd and Kings Rd roundabout, I am very proud to announce that the installation of a new intersection is now complete.
A principal has been appointed and building work is underway on Taylors Hill West Secondary College thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Taylors Lakes will also receive a new 24-hour team with 14 full-time equivalent paramedics and a new ambulance vehicle.
The Victoria Police Academy will run at capacity to train new police as the Andrews Labor Government brings forward recruitment of additional frontline police.
The Member for Sydenham Natalie Hutchins announced today that expressions of interest (EOI) for the design and construction of a road bridge over the rail line at Melton Highway, Sydenham, are being sought.
Architects were appointed, and the preliminary designs are in; have a look!
Victoria’s economy continues to be the fastest growing in the nation, according to the latest CommSec State of the States Report released today.
$12 million has been secured to build Taylors Hill 7-12 secondary college!
An extra 7,000 patients in the West will receive care and treatment at Sunshine Hospital with a $61.3 million funding boost for infrastructure works at Western Health’s Sunshine and Footscray Hospital in the Victorian Labor Government Budget 2016/17.
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The new $200 million Western Women’s & Children’s Hospital will provide 237 beds, 39 special care nursery cots, four theatres and additional clinics, catering for the needs of one of the fastest growing areas in Australia.
Nurses, teachers and other Victorian public sector employees will be entitled to family violence leave under changes announced by the Andrews Labor Government today.
The Andrews Labor Government is improving, innovating and investing in Victoria’s health system to ensure Victorians can get the care they need, when they need it.
The Andrews Labor Government is calling for people from across Victoria to have their input into the new 10-year Mental Health Plan, to better ensure the mental health and wellbeing of our state into the future.
Victorian Minister for Emergency Services Jane Garrett welcomed the contribution and said the Victorian Government and other organisations would match the funding to the tune of $2.712 million over three years.
The Andrews Labor Government is expanding the awards to recognise and celebrate the enormous contribution volunteers make to Victorian communities and the economy.
The Andrews Labor Government today committed to the biggest upgrade to regional rail freight in decades – the full Murray Basin Rail Project – which will standardise and upgrade the entire Murray Basin rail network.
Legislation will be introduced into the Parliament this year, to require children to be to be fully vaccinated in order to attend childcare and kindergarten from 1 January 2016.
The Review – which started in July – is one of many significant commitments outlined in the Andrews Labor Government’s comprehensive Special Needs Plan for Victorian Schools.
The Member for Sydenham, Natalie Hutchins, has stated that "Labor committed to fixing our schools, rescuing our TAFEs, bringing back Tech Schools and helping struggling parents with the costs of sending their children to school, and that is what this budget does."
Minister for Local Government, Natalie Hutchins, has welcomed the Liberal Opposition’s decision to finally support the Andrews Labor Government’s fair go council rates cap.
The Andrews Labor Government has fast-tracked changes to improve the welfare of breeding dogs and cats, with increased powers for councils to protect vulnerable animals now in effect.
Proposed network changes involved cutting services in Melbourne’s north and west, some by more than 20 per cent, in favour of service improvements in the eastern and southern suburbs have been struck down by the Andrews Labor Government.
Labor Government fixes Liberal mess. While the Labor Government has incurred costs of just one dollar, in contrast, all other costs associated with this project, including the drawdown of net $339 million, were incurred because of former Victorian Treasurer Michael O’Brien and the Liberals.