Priorities for Metropolitan Melbourne

Over the past four years, we’ve been getting on with the projects and the policies we promised we would.

Over the past four years, we’ve been getting on with the projects and the policies we promised we would.

Removing 29 dangerous and congested level crossings across our city and our suburbs.

Building the Metro Tunnel to untangle the City Loop and run more trains more often.

And fixing and widening our suburban roads to get people home to their families safer and sooner.   

We’ve also kept our promise to end the ambulance crisis, rebuild our hospitals, and give our hardworking nurses and doctors the respect and recognition they deserve.

We’re building 70 new schools and upgrading 1,300 more, while ensuring families doing it tough get the support they need.

We’ve cut stamp duty to help first homebuyers break into the market, while making renting fairer and easier for tenants.

And because we want to make our state even safer, we’re recruiting 3,135 new frontline police officers and finally addressing our state’s number one law and order issue, family violence.

We’re delivering for our growing suburbs – just like we said we would.

This Budget continues to deliver on our positive plan, beginning or acquitting all of the commitments we made to the Victorian people. This includes:

  • $15.8 billion to fully fund North East Link – finally making the missing link in our network a reality
  • $6.6 billion to remove another 25 of our state’s most dangerous and congested level crossings, bringing our total commitment to 75 level crossings gone for good by 2025
  • $3.4 billion to transform the suburban train network, delivering a massive upgrade to the Sunbury Line, Stage Two of the Hurstbridge Line and duplicating the Cranbourne Line
  • $882 million to kickstart the rollout of three-year-old kinder for every Victorian child
  • $64.4 million to support stronger patient ratios and deliver an extra 542 nurses and midwives in our hospitals
  • $322 million to begin the rollout of free dental for students at our government schools
  • $1.6 billion to plan, build and expand new local hospitals across our state, including kickstarting work on 10 new and upgraded Community Hospitals
  • $1.4 billion to keep building, upgrading and modernising schools across Victoria
  • $132 million to continue our transformation of the TAFE system, with more modern facilities and more courses added to the Free TAFE list
  • $214 million to ensure new parents have the support they need, with seven new parenting centres, extended sleep assistance and new baby bundles
  • $154 million to create more than 6,500 hectares of parkland with new walking and bike trails right across our suburbs, providing a place for local families to relax and switch off
  • $545 million to expand Solar Homes and put the power back in the hands of Victorians, as part of a $1.3 billion investment over 10 years

This is a Budget – and a Government – that keeps our promises and delivers for all Victorians.

Reviewed 26 May 2019

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