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Treasurer's message

Last year, we took a positive plan to the people of Victoria. A plan for new schools, better hospitals and the road and rail our growing state needs.

Treasurer Tim Pallas

The Victorian Budget 2019/20 delivers on that positive plan, while maintaining our strong and steady economic approach.

With this year's Budget, we're delivering the Suburban Transport Blitz, which from the roundabout at the end of your street to our state’s biggest transport projects, will get you where you need to go.

We’re getting Victorians out of traffic and home sooner, removing even more of our most dangerous and congested level crossings.

We’re upgrading our suburban roads, fixing our regional roads, and fully funding the North East Link – just like we said we would.

We promised to put power back in the hands of Victorians. And by rolling out solar panels, solar hot water systems or battery storage for 770,000 homes and transforming our energy sector, that’s exactly what we’re doing.

We’re investing in healthy smiles for our kids, beginning the rollout of free dental for Victorian students across our state.

And because every Victorian deserves quality care wherever they live, we’re investing in 500,000 extra appointments with medical specialists for patients in regional Victoria.

We’re building and improving even more of our hospitals and making sure new parents are supported, with seven new parenting centres, extended sleep assistance and new baby bundles for our youngest Victorians.

To make sure those same young Victorians have a great local school – and delivering on our commitment to open 100 new schools across our state – we’re building 17 new schools and upgrading 109 schools.

And because we know the most precious gift we can give a child is the best start in life, we’re rolling out universal three-year-old kinder and expanding our School Breakfast Clubs.

These are the things we said we would do.

And with this Budget, we are keeping our promises and delivering for all Victorians.

Tim Pallas
Treasurer of Victoria

Reviewed 24 May 2019