The Victorian Coalition Government’s 2014-2015 State Budget is great news for Victoria and for Knox.
For families and businesses in Knox, there are a number of measures to strengthen our local community. These include $392,000 to upgrade Scoresby Primary School. This announcement continues the Coalition Government’s proud record of investment in local schools including:
- $16.3 million to rebuild or upgrade 8 Knox Primary Schools
- $15 million for Boronia K-12 College
- $8 million to establish the Eastern Ranges Autistic School
The budget builds upon initiatives already announced such as:
- $16.2 million for the duplication of High St Road.
- Construction of a $1.5 million safety upgrade to the intersection of Ferntree Gully and Stud Roads now close to completion. An additional $415, 000 of safety improvement projects for Stud Road near the Centre Road intersection are about to commence construction.
- The new $1.54 million 24-hour ambulance station in Knox;
- The deployment of PSOs to Ferntree Gully train station; and
- The new $5.5 million Rowville CFA station.
The Victorian Coalition Government has cut public transport fares for those who travel into the city. From January 1 next year, commuters will be able to travel across Zone 1 + 2 for the price of a Zone 1 fare. This will save daily commuters into the city around $1200 a year.
The Victorian Coalition Government has committed a massive $27 billion for significant infrastructure to build a better Victoria, delivering growth, jobs and opportunity across the State, including the Cranbourne-Pakenham Rail Corridor Project.
The Melbourne Rail Link will result in more services and enable people to catch a train direct to the airport and the construction of the East West Link will reduce congestion and make it easier to travel across Melbourne.
By rebuilding Victoria’s finances and keeping the economy strong, the Coalition has been able to invest in key projects across the state.
This is in stark contrast to the risk that Daniel Andrews and Labor pose to Victoria’s economy and prosperity.
Victorians cannot afford more Labor cost blow-outs like the desalination plant and Myki, nor can Labor’s cosy relationship with the militant CFMEU be trusted
Premier Denis Napthine and the Coalition Government are building a better Victoria.
The Hon Kim Wells MP The Hon Nick Wakeling MP
Member for Scoresby Member for Ferntree Gully