Member for Caulfield, Mr David Southwick MP, today welcomed the multi-million dollar investments to build a better Caulfield in the 2014-15 State Budget.
Today’s State Budget invests in the infrastructure that Caulfield families and businesses need and delivers the services to build a better and more connected Victoria.
The Victorian Coalition Government has invested in significant projects in the 2014-15 Budget that will help strengthen our local community, including:
- The removal of the North Road, Ormond level crossing as part of a $457 million level crossing removal blitz;
- Building stages 1 & 2 of the East West Link;
- Building the new Melbourne Rail Link, which includes the airport rail link; and
- $390,000 to upgrade Glen Huntly Primary School.
“The investments made in the State Budget will cut congestion for local road users and continue our proud record of investing in infrastructure our community needs for the future,” Mr Southwick said.
These new funding initiatives build upon the local initiatives already announced and are being delivered by the Coalition Government, which include:
- $36 million Acquired Brain Injury centre established at Caulfield Hospital;
- $13.3 million upgrade of Balaclava Station; and
- $323,000 Headspace Centre in Elsternwick.
“The Victorian Coalition Government has committed a record $27 billion for significant infrastructure to build a better Victoria, delivering growth, jobs and opportunity across the State,” Mr Southwick said.
“The construction of the East West Link will reduce congestion and make it easier to travel across Melbourne, and the new Melbourne Rail Link will result in more services moving more people more often, with travellers able to catch a train direct to the airport.”
“By rebuilding Victoria’s finances and keeping the economy strong, the Coalition Government has been able to make record investments in key infrastructure projects, build and upgrade schools and hospitals, and give families the support and services to strengthen our local community.”
“Premier Denis Napthine and the Coalition Government team are building a better Victoria by delivering a strong budget with record investment in our roads, rail, hospitals and schools, ensuring growth, jobs and opportunities in Caulfield.”
“This is in stark contrast to the risk that Daniel Andrews and Labor pose to Victoria’s economy and prosperity. Victoria cannot afford more Labor cost blow-outs like myki and the desalination plant, nor can their close cosy relationship with the militant CFMEU be trusted,” Mr Southwick said.