Real Action for our Community
Andrews Government Budget 2017
The latest Andrews Government Budget has continued to provide significant funding for our community. While there was very little for our community during the previous Liberal Government, in the 2017 Labor budget, schools, transport, health care and police lead the way.
At Hughesdale Primary School we’ve funded a major upgrade, with 8 classrooms in a new double storey building.
We’ve boosted the funding at Carnegie Primary School to build a new gymnasium for the kids and available for community use after hours, a new performing arts centre and renovating to make a modern and state of the art building for the prep students.
Major works are already underway at other schools in the electorate of Oakleigh, including at Amsleigh Park Primary School and Glen Eira College. Schools locally that benefited from capital funding in last year’s budget include Murrumbeena Primary School, Glen Huntly Primary School and Clayton North Primary School. And there has also been planning for major works at Oakleigh Primary School.
There will be a $10 million upgrade to Oakleigh Train Station and a $4 million upgrade to Huntingdale Train Station. This builds upon the already announced $7.6 million for the Huntingdale Bus Interchange and car park improvements. Works on this project are set to commence shortly.
The works at Oakleigh Train Station will include new lifts and re-grade existing ramps and there will be DDA compliant ramps at Huntingdale.
And the work to remove 9 level crossings and build 5 new stations on the Cranbourne/Pakenham line is progressing well, with completion scheduled for next year.
In health, we’ve recently announced an expanded emergency department at Monash Medical Centre at a cost of $63.2 million. It will mean 34 more beds, separate treatment areas for kids and better ambulance access.
The Monash Children’s Hospital was recently opened, complete with a new helipad and early in life mental health service. And a new school is coming for the hospital, to make sure kids can keep learning.
In road safety, traffic lights were recently switched on at the intersection of Grange and Oakleigh Roads in Carnegie/Ormond – a 2016 budget commitment. And works are almost complete at the intersection of Gardiner Road/Ferntree Gully Road and Forster Road in Mt Waverley.
And across Victoria, we’re recruiting 3,135 more police – the biggest increase in history – that will mean more police on our local streets, more often.
For a more comprehensive list of the local achievements in the first 2 years of the Andrews Government, please see Oakleigh 101