The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will invest an unprecedented extra $1.9 billion to make sure Victorians with disability are supported – including our youngest Victorians.
Topic: "Victorian Budget"
The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will deliver the biggest household energy efficiency package in any state’s history, creating thousands of jobs, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The investment includes $335 million to replace old wood, electric or gas fired heaters with new energy-efficient systems that are safer and cheaper to run, while also driving down emissions.
The Andrews Labor Government will do what no other government has – develop a new Secure Work Pilot Scheme, to provide up to five days of sick and carer’s pay at the national minimum wage for casual or insecure workers in priority industries.
The Victorian Budget 2020/21 includes $868.6 million to ensure Victorians have the mental health support they need as we get on with fixing a broken system. This includes funding the rollout of the interim recommendations from the Royal Commission into Mental Health, including $492 million to deliver 120 mental health beds in Geelong, Epping, Sunshine and Melbourne. This is an addition to the 24 Hospital in the Home beds announced earlier this year bringing the total to 144.
The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will deliver a historic $5.3 billion Big Housing Build to construct more than 12,000 new homes throughout metro and regional Victoria, as well as supporting around 10,000 jobs, per year over the next four years, to supercharge Victoria’s economic recovery through the pandemic and beyond.
The Andrews Labor Government will build up to 220 extra car parking spaces at Keilor Plains to make it easier for passengers to find a park and catch the train.
Victoria has again recorded the highest number of new housing approvals in the country, with another 5737 dwellings approved in March, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Students at 100 Victorian government secondary schools will have regular access to a doctor and the healthcare they need.
Schools in St Albans will share in more than $2.6 million of extra funding in 2016 as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s plan to make Victoria the Education State.
Minister for Education, James Merlino, today visited Furlong Park School for Deaf Children to tour the school and meet students and staff.