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First Four Level Crossing Removals

The Andrews Labor Government will remove 50 of Victoria’s most dangerous and congested level crossings. The contract for the removal of the first four has been awarded and construction will begin within weeks.

First Four Level Crossing Removals

The Andrews Labor Government will remove 50 of Victoria’s most dangerous and congested level crossings. The contract for the removal of the first four has been awarded and construction will begin within weeks.

LOCAL COMMUNITY TO GREATLY BENEFIT FROM LABOR’S EIGHT NEW/ENHANCED BUS SERVICES IN OUR LOCAL AREA.

LOCAL COMMUNITY TO GREATLY BENEFIT FROM LABOR'S EIGHT NEW/ENHANCED BUS SERVICES IN OUR LOCAL AREA.   An unprecedented investment in local Bus Services   An Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job in delivering the much needed vital services in our local area, and Public Transport is one of many.   Our local community has grown over the last four years with over 5000 residents moving into our local area.   Unfortunately the previous Liberal Government did an about face when it came to supporting our local Bus Network and thus let down the whole of the Cranbourne Community.   Here are the new and enhanced Bus Services that the electorate of Cranbourne will get as a result of the first Andrews Labor Governments Budget.   A new Cranbourne to Pearcedale service. More Frankston to Cranbourne services. More 799 Cranbourne North to Merinda Park services on weekdays and Saturdays. More 898 Cranbourne East to Cranbourne Station services on Saturdays. More 796 Cranbourne Shopping Centre to Clyde services on weekdays, and services on weekends. Extend the 847 Berwick to Casey Central route into the new estate south of Glasscocks Road area. Extend the 798 Cranbourne Shopping Centre to Selandra Boulevard with additional services. Extend the 897 Cranbourne to Dandenong route via Merinda Park, Lynbrook and Dandenong South, servicing the growing estates west of Cranbourne.      

LOCAL COMMUNITY TO GREATLY BENEFIT FROM LABOR’S EIGHT NEW/ENHANCED BUS SERVICES IN OUR LOCAL AREA.

LOCAL COMMUNITY TO GREATLY BENEFIT FROM LABOR'S EIGHT NEW/ENHANCED BUS SERVICES IN OUR LOCAL AREA.   An unprecedented investment in local Bus Services   An Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job in delivering the much needed vital services in our local area, and Public Transport is one of many.   Our local community has grown over the last four years with over 5000 residents moving into our local area.   Unfortunately the previous Liberal Government did an about face when it came to supporting our local Bus Network and thus let down the whole of the Cranbourne Community.   Here are the new and enhanced Bus Services that the electorate of Cranbourne will get as a result of the first Andrews Labor Governments Budget.   A new Cranbourne to Pearcedale service. More Frankston to Cranbourne services. More 799 Cranbourne North to Merinda Park services on weekdays and Saturdays. More 898 Cranbourne East to Cranbourne Station services on Saturdays. More 796 Cranbourne Shopping Centre to Clyde services on weekdays, and services on weekends. Extend the 847 Berwick to Casey Central route into the new estate south of Glasscocks Road area. Extend the 798 Cranbourne Shopping Centre to Selandra Boulevard with additional services. Extend the 897 Cranbourne to Dandenong route via Merinda Park, Lynbrook and Dandenong South, servicing the growing estates west of Cranbourne.      

Victorian Budget 2015-16: For Families

This Budget is about balance. We’re increasing funding for schools, hospitals and transport, but we’re keeping our finances stable. It’s an investment we can afford in the things we can’t afford to lose.

Victorian Budget 2015-16: For Families

This Budget is about balance. We’re increasing funding for schools, hospitals and transport, but we’re keeping our finances stable. It’s an investment we can afford in the things we can’t afford to lose.

LABOR INVESTS IN HEALTH FOR FAMILIES IN OUR LOCAL AREA

The Andrews Labor Government is putting the health of Victorian families first, investing an extra $1.38 billion in our hospitals, ambulances and health programs. The 2015-16 Victorian Budget provides hospitals across Victoria with additional funding to help reduce waiting times in emergency departments and elective surgery lists. This increased funding will enable hospitals to admit an extra 60,000 patients and treat an extra 40,000 patients in emergency departments each year. The Government knows that Casey Hospital is under immense pressure after four years of neglect under the former Liberal Government. This Budget clearly demonstrates the Labor Government’s commitment to ensuring families in our local area can access quality health care in a timely way. The Government has invested $200 million to increase Victoria’s hospital capacity over the next four years, in line with the findings of the review undertaken by respected surgeon and former AMA Victoria President Dr Doug Travis. The $200 million Hospital Beds Rescue Fund will see new beds and points of care opened across the state including at Casey Hospital. The Government is also investing in new and upgraded hospital buildings and equipment, with a $560 million capital and infrastructure program over the next four years. This includes: $106.3 million for a major expansion of Casey Hospital. A rapidly growing region, this massive investment will enable Casey Hospital to treat 12,000 more patients, conduct 8000 more surgeries and support 500 more births. A new acute in-patient tower will provide four new operating theatres, a surgery recovery centre and 96 extra beds, including an intensive care unit – increasing the size of the hospital by 35 per cent. The Labor Government wants to ensure Victorians, no matter where they live, are able to access the health services they need closer to home. An extra $99 million is also being provided to help address the ambulance crisis left behind by the Liberals. This increased funding for Ambulance Victoria will deliver more ambulance services, upgrade ambulance branches and provide new and replacement vehicles and equipment. It will also deliver increased support services for Victoria’s hardworking paramedics. The Ambulance Performance and Policy Consultative Committee is undertaking public consultation on its interim report and will provide final recommendations to the Government by the end of the year about how to improve ambulance response times, reduce ramping and better manage paramedic workload and fatigue. Families in our local area, particularly those with young children, will benefit from the Government’s reintroduction of the Parents’ Whooping Cough Vaccination Program, which will commence from 1 June this year. This program was axed by the previous Liberal Government in 2012. The Government has invested $8.4 million to provide this vaccine for all pregnant women from 28 weeks gestation and their partners and all parents and guardians of newborn babies under six months of age. Victorians will soon be able to access 24-hour health support through new Super Pharmacies. The $28.7 million program will provide for 15 metropolitan pharmacies and five in regional areas to stay open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This will provide Victorians with an alternative to going to an emergency department for minor health problems and will reduce pressure on our hospitals. Local families and children will also benefit from the Government’s $15 million SunSmart education campaign to highlight the dangers of sun exposure and increase shading in public areas, particularly schools, playgrounds, beaches and parks. The Government is also investing in medical research and cutting-edge treatments to help better diagnose and treat disease and increase clinical trials. World-class medical research institutes, teaching hospitals and universities in Victoria will work together to develop a state-wide genomic sequencing capability thanks to a $25 million investment in genomic testing. This will help health professionals to more quickly diagnose and treat a range of rare medical conditions and illnesses such as inherited neuropathies, epilepsy, leukaemia, cancers and childhood diseases. Quotes attributable to Member for Cranbourne District, Jude Perera MP “We are investing in our hospitals and our ambulance service to reduce emergency department waiting times and improve ambulance response times.” “Our $106million investment to expand Casey Hospital will mean local families can access the care they need, closer to home.” “Labor always invests in health, and, from upgrading our hospitals, to better supporting our ambulance service, building sunshades and opening new beds, we are doing everything we can to fix our health system.”

LABOR INVESTS IN HEALTH FOR FAMILIES IN OUR LOCAL AREA

The Andrews Labor Government is putting the health of Victorian families first, investing an extra $1.38 billion in our hospitals, ambulances and health programs. The 2015-16 Victorian Budget provides hospitals across Victoria with additional funding to help reduce waiting times in emergency departments and elective surgery lists. This increased funding will enable hospitals to admit an extra 60,000 patients and treat an extra 40,000 patients in emergency departments each year. The Government knows that Casey Hospital is under immense pressure after four years of neglect under the former Liberal Government. This Budget clearly demonstrates the Labor Government’s commitment to ensuring families in our local area can access quality health care in a timely way. The Government has invested $200 million to increase Victoria’s hospital capacity over the next four years, in line with the findings of the review undertaken by respected surgeon and former AMA Victoria President Dr Doug Travis. The $200 million Hospital Beds Rescue Fund will see new beds and points of care opened across the state including at Casey Hospital. The Government is also investing in new and upgraded hospital buildings and equipment, with a $560 million capital and infrastructure program over the next four years. This includes: $106.3 million for a major expansion of Casey Hospital. A rapidly growing region, this massive investment will enable Casey Hospital to treat 12,000 more patients, conduct 8000 more surgeries and support 500 more births. A new acute in-patient tower will provide four new operating theatres, a surgery recovery centre and 96 extra beds, including an intensive care unit – increasing the size of the hospital by 35 per cent. The Labor Government wants to ensure Victorians, no matter where they live, are able to access the health services they need closer to home. An extra $99 million is also being provided to help address the ambulance crisis left behind by the Liberals. This increased funding for Ambulance Victoria will deliver more ambulance services, upgrade ambulance branches and provide new and replacement vehicles and equipment. It will also deliver increased support services for Victoria’s hardworking paramedics. The Ambulance Performance and Policy Consultative Committee is undertaking public consultation on its interim report and will provide final recommendations to the Government by the end of the year about how to improve ambulance response times, reduce ramping and better manage paramedic workload and fatigue. Families in our local area, particularly those with young children, will benefit from the Government’s reintroduction of the Parents’ Whooping Cough Vaccination Program, which will commence from 1 June this year. This program was axed by the previous Liberal Government in 2012. The Government has invested $8.4 million to provide this vaccine for all pregnant women from 28 weeks gestation and their partners and all parents and guardians of newborn babies under six months of age. Victorians will soon be able to access 24-hour health support through new Super Pharmacies. The $28.7 million program will provide for 15 metropolitan pharmacies and five in regional areas to stay open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This will provide Victorians with an alternative to going to an emergency department for minor health problems and will reduce pressure on our hospitals. Local families and children will also benefit from the Government’s $15 million SunSmart education campaign to highlight the dangers of sun exposure and increase shading in public areas, particularly schools, playgrounds, beaches and parks. The Government is also investing in medical research and cutting-edge treatments to help better diagnose and treat disease and increase clinical trials. World-class medical research institutes, teaching hospitals and universities in Victoria will work together to develop a state-wide genomic sequencing capability thanks to a $25 million investment in genomic testing. This will help health professionals to more quickly diagnose and treat a range of rare medical conditions and illnesses such as inherited neuropathies, epilepsy, leukaemia, cancers and childhood diseases. Quotes attributable to Member for Cranbourne District, Jude Perera MP “We are investing in our hospitals and our ambulance service to reduce emergency department waiting times and improve ambulance response times.” “Our $106million investment to expand Casey Hospital will mean local families can access the care they need, closer to home.” “Labor always invests in health, and, from upgrading our hospitals, to better supporting our ambulance service, building sunshades and opening new beds, we are doing everything we can to fix our health system.”

 

Building the Education State in Cranbourne

Sudents in the electorate of Cranbourne are big winners in the Andrews Labor Government’s first Education State Budget. Cranbourne Secondary College will receive $1 million towards planning for the first stage of its redevelopment, with further funding provided in future budgets. The Labor Government has used its first Education State Budget to inject a massive $730 million back into school infrastructure to build and upgrade schools across the state, ensuring students are educated in the school environments they deserve. Under an extensive and re-vitalised school’s building program, scores of Victorian government schools will be renovated, refurbished and rebuilt, new schools will be constructed and brand-new relocatable classrooms will be delivered to meet demand at growing schools. The Budget will fund the first stage of an extensive asbestos removal program so that families can be assured their children are being educated in safe schools. It also includes $120 million to build and upgrade Catholic and independent schools across the state, matching dollar-for-dollar the non-government sector’s contribution. Other Budget commitments include: $35 million for more than 120 brand new relocatable classrooms to meet the demand of schools bursting at the seams; More than $25 million in extra funding for school maintenance; $10 million for an Inclusive Schools Package to provide additional infrastructure and equipment to support students with disabilities at schools across the state.   Quotes attributable to the Member for Cranbourne, Jude Perera: “We can measure the quality of our education system by the quality of our government schools - which is why I am delighted to see Cranbourne Secondary College receiving funding for vital improvements. Labor delivered and invested over $8million for the completion of the Colleges Stage 1 and 2 modernisation works whilst in Government last, and now Labor is finishing the job with the final stage of modernising the college. In contrast the previous Liberal Government did not invest a red cent in modernising this local college that is home to over 1300 students." “The Andrews Labor Government is transforming Victoria into the Education State so that all children have access to high-quality schools regardless of their background and where they live.” Quote attributable to the Minister for Education, James Merlino “This is the biggest education Budget ever, because Victorian students deserve nothing less.”

Building the Education State in Cranbourne

Sudents in the electorate of Cranbourne are big winners in the Andrews Labor Government’s first Education State Budget. Cranbourne Secondary College will receive $1 million towards planning for the first stage of its redevelopment, with further funding provided in future budgets. The Labor Government has used its first Education State Budget to inject a massive $730 million back into school infrastructure to build and upgrade schools across the state, ensuring students are educated in the school environments they deserve. Under an extensive and re-vitalised school’s building program, scores of Victorian government schools will be renovated, refurbished and rebuilt, new schools will be constructed and brand-new relocatable classrooms will be delivered to meet demand at growing schools. The Budget will fund the first stage of an extensive asbestos removal program so that families can be assured their children are being educated in safe schools. It also includes $120 million to build and upgrade Catholic and independent schools across the state, matching dollar-for-dollar the non-government sector’s contribution. Other Budget commitments include: $35 million for more than 120 brand new relocatable classrooms to meet the demand of schools bursting at the seams; More than $25 million in extra funding for school maintenance; $10 million for an Inclusive Schools Package to provide additional infrastructure and equipment to support students with disabilities at schools across the state.   Quotes attributable to the Member for Cranbourne, Jude Perera: “We can measure the quality of our education system by the quality of our government schools - which is why I am delighted to see Cranbourne Secondary College receiving funding for vital improvements. Labor delivered and invested over $8million for the completion of the Colleges Stage 1 and 2 modernisation works whilst in Government last, and now Labor is finishing the job with the final stage of modernising the college. In contrast the previous Liberal Government did not invest a red cent in modernising this local college that is home to over 1300 students." “The Andrews Labor Government is transforming Victoria into the Education State so that all children have access to high-quality schools regardless of their background and where they live.” Quote attributable to the Minister for Education, James Merlino “This is the biggest education Budget ever, because Victorian students deserve nothing less.”

LABOR GOVERNMENT TO DUPLICATE THOMPSON’S ROAD

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $21 million for planning and pre-construction work for the duplication of Thompson's Rd. Local residents in Casey and Cardinia currently face significant congestion and the upgrade will minimise delays and increase traffic flow, improve road safety while improving transport links for the growing residential communities and local businesses. The funding will allow for detailed planning which will include design, environmental studies, traffic modelling, identifying underground services and property surveys. The Thompson's Road upgrade will see the duplication of the remaining seven kilometres of Thompson's Road between Dandenong-Frankston Road and the South Gippsland Highway and between Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road and Berwick-Cranbourne Road. In the coming months, local residents will have the opportunity to comment on proposed concept designs and attend consultation and information sessions. Quotes attributable Member for Narre Warren North, Luke Donnellan MP, Minister for Roads “We want the community to spend less time in traffic and more time at home with their families.” “We have listened to the community and we are delivering the projects they want.” Quotes attributable to Member for Cranbourne District, Jude Perera MP “Duplicating Thompson's Road will be a significant boost for this key freight and transport corridor.” Labor started the duplication of this local main arterial, Labor is finishing the job where the previous Liberal Government turned their backs on."

LABOR GOVERNMENT TO DUPLICATE THOMPSON’S ROAD

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $21 million for planning and pre-construction work for the duplication of Thompson's Rd. Local residents in Casey and Cardinia currently face significant congestion and the upgrade will minimise delays and increase traffic flow, improve road safety while improving transport links for the growing residential communities and local businesses. The funding will allow for detailed planning which will include design, environmental studies, traffic modelling, identifying underground services and property surveys. The Thompson's Road upgrade will see the duplication of the remaining seven kilometres of Thompson's Road between Dandenong-Frankston Road and the South Gippsland Highway and between Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road and Berwick-Cranbourne Road. In the coming months, local residents will have the opportunity to comment on proposed concept designs and attend consultation and information sessions. Quotes attributable Member for Narre Warren North, Luke Donnellan MP, Minister for Roads “We want the community to spend less time in traffic and more time at home with their families.” “We have listened to the community and we are delivering the projects they want.” Quotes attributable to Member for Cranbourne District, Jude Perera MP “Duplicating Thompson's Road will be a significant boost for this key freight and transport corridor.” Labor started the duplication of this local main arterial, Labor is finishing the job where the previous Liberal Government turned their backs on."

Sporting Uniforms Grants Program

Jude Perera MP, State Member for Cranbourne District today announced the following local sporting clubs will receive funding, as part of grants made available to help Victorian clubs dress for success. Blue Hills Bowls Club $1000.00 Cranbourne Junior Football Club Inc. $1000.00 Lyndhurst Junior Football Club Inc. $1000.00 Cranbourne Junior Football Club Inc. $922.00 The Andrews Labor Government’s Sporting Uniform Grants Program gives clubs the opportunity to replace old kits with new uniforms, including team tops and short, socks and footy boots. In total, 336 clubs across Victoria will receive grants of up to $1000. Club colours represent achievement, a sense of belonging and community traditions. The Labor Government’s program alleviates some of the costs associated with grassroots sport, taking the pressure off all Victorian families. It encourages even more Victorians to live active and healthy lifestyles and keeps communities connected. The Labor Government is committed to making sport and recreation more accessible for all Victorians. The Government will spend $100 million upgrading community sporting facilities over the next four years, including $10 million on upgrading female change rooms and $10 million on improving cricket facilities. For more information or to apply online, visit www.sport.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport, John Eren “Athletes get a real sense of pride when they don their club colours to represent their community. The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring they are dressed for success.” “This program takes the pressure off families, ensuring all Victorians are able to live healthy lifestyles and connect with the community thanks to the help of sport.” Quotes attributable to Jude Perera MP, State Member for Cranbourne District “Our local area has a proud history of producing fine athletes. Perhaps our national stars of tomorrow will be able to say they cut their teeth wearing their uniform.”

Sporting Uniforms Grants Program

Jude Perera MP, State Member for Cranbourne District today announced the following local sporting clubs will receive funding, as part of grants made available to help Victorian clubs dress for success. Blue Hills Bowls Club $1000.00 Cranbourne Junior Football Club Inc. $1000.00 Lyndhurst Junior Football Club Inc. $1000.00 Cranbourne Junior Football Club Inc. $922.00 The Andrews Labor Government’s Sporting Uniform Grants Program gives clubs the opportunity to replace old kits with new uniforms, including team tops and short, socks and footy boots. In total, 336 clubs across Victoria will receive grants of up to $1000. Club colours represent achievement, a sense of belonging and community traditions. The Labor Government’s program alleviates some of the costs associated with grassroots sport, taking the pressure off all Victorian families. It encourages even more Victorians to live active and healthy lifestyles and keeps communities connected. The Labor Government is committed to making sport and recreation more accessible for all Victorians. The Government will spend $100 million upgrading community sporting facilities over the next four years, including $10 million on upgrading female change rooms and $10 million on improving cricket facilities. For more information or to apply online, visit www.sport.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport, John Eren “Athletes get a real sense of pride when they don their club colours to represent their community. The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring they are dressed for success.” “This program takes the pressure off families, ensuring all Victorians are able to live healthy lifestyles and connect with the community thanks to the help of sport.” Quotes attributable to Jude Perera MP, State Member for Cranbourne District “Our local area has a proud history of producing fine athletes. Perhaps our national stars of tomorrow will be able to say they cut their teeth wearing their uniform.”

LOCAL GETS SHARE IN $500,000 TO TACKLE AGAINST ICE

Wednesday, 29 April, 2015 Community groups in our local area can now apply for grants of up to $10,000 to develop the most effective way to combat ice in their local area, Member for Cranbourne District, Jude Perera MP, announced today. The Andrews Labor Government is providing $500,000 to fund grassroots Community Ice Action Groups across regional and rural Victoria. The funding will allow community members to come together for the first time to develop local solutions in the fight against ice, and for other groups to build on existing successful locally-based responses. A range of activities including forums, production and development of communications, promotion of education opportunities and the evaluation of these initiatives and interventions will be supported. The community grants are part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $45.5 million action plan to reduce the supply, demand and harm of a drug that is ruining lives and destroying communities. The Labor Government’s Ice Action Plan was developed on the advice of the Premier’s Ice Action Taskforce, which brought together Victoria Police and legal, health and youth experts. Under the Plan, the Government is providing $4.7 million to support families affected by a loved one’s drug use. This includes the 1800 ICE ADVICE phone service launched recently by the Minister for Mental Health, Martin Foley. The Government is also investing $18 million to expand drug treatment and rehabilitation, so users can better access the help they need, and $1 million will provide improved training for people who work with ice users. New measures to reduce the growing supply of ice on our streets include $4.5 million to crack down on clandestine drug labs and tough new laws to stop dealers. More information on Community Ice Action Group grants is available at: www.ice.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Member for Cranbourne District, Jude Perera MP, “Too many lives are being ruined by ice – it’s a devastating drug, with tragic consequences in our local community.” “We’re taking action now, giving users the treatment they need, families the support they deserve and coming down harder on those who sell this drug on our streets.” “The Andrews Labor Government’s Ice Action Plan recognises that the only way we can beat ice is by working with the locals. These grants will lead to plans that are best suited for our community.”

LOCAL GETS SHARE IN $500,000 TO TACKLE AGAINST ICE

Wednesday, 29 April, 2015 Community groups in our local area can now apply for grants of up to $10,000 to develop the most effective way to combat ice in their local area, Member for Cranbourne District, Jude Perera MP, announced today. The Andrews Labor Government is providing $500,000 to fund grassroots Community Ice Action Groups across regional and rural Victoria. The funding will allow community members to come together for the first time to develop local solutions in the fight against ice, and for other groups to build on existing successful locally-based responses. A range of activities including forums, production and development of communications, promotion of education opportunities and the evaluation of these initiatives and interventions will be supported. The community grants are part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $45.5 million action plan to reduce the supply, demand and harm of a drug that is ruining lives and destroying communities. The Labor Government’s Ice Action Plan was developed on the advice of the Premier’s Ice Action Taskforce, which brought together Victoria Police and legal, health and youth experts. Under the Plan, the Government is providing $4.7 million to support families affected by a loved one’s drug use. This includes the 1800 ICE ADVICE phone service launched recently by the Minister for Mental Health, Martin Foley. The Government is also investing $18 million to expand drug treatment and rehabilitation, so users can better access the help they need, and $1 million will provide improved training for people who work with ice users. New measures to reduce the growing supply of ice on our streets include $4.5 million to crack down on clandestine drug labs and tough new laws to stop dealers. More information on Community Ice Action Group grants is available at: www.ice.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Member for Cranbourne District, Jude Perera MP, “Too many lives are being ruined by ice – it’s a devastating drug, with tragic consequences in our local community.” “We’re taking action now, giving users the treatment they need, families the support they deserve and coming down harder on those who sell this drug on our streets.” “The Andrews Labor Government’s Ice Action Plan recognises that the only way we can beat ice is by working with the locals. These grants will lead to plans that are best suited for our community.”