Victorian Budget 2023/24

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with delivering on its election promises for our community – investing in what matters for the people of Mill Park. 

We haven’t wasted a day delivering the services and projects that matter to Victorians. With the Victorian Budget 2023/24, we’re getting on with doing what we said we’d do. 

Victorians remember the State Electricity Commission (SEC): it meant a fair deal on your power prices and good, stable jobs for workers.  

That’s why we’re bringing it back – to drive down power bills and create thousands of jobs in renewable, government-owned energy.  

An initial $1 billion investment in the SEC will help deliver 4.5 gigawatts of power – the equivalent replacement capacity of Loy Yang A – through renewable energy projects.  

Bringing back the SEC won’t just mean more renewable energy, lower power bills and reduced carbon emissions – it’ll also help create 59,000 jobs. 

Every Victorian should be able to get the healthcare they need, when they need it, close to home.  

That’s why we’re investing in planning, development and early works for a new emergency department and extra beds at the Northern Hospital, as part of our Hospital Plan for the North. 

We’re also ensuring women and their health are given the focus, funding, and respect they deserve.  

A new comprehensive women’s health clinic at the Northern Hospital will change the way women’s health issues are treated, providing care and support for conditions like endometriosis, pelvic pain, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), perimenopause and menopause.  

Victorian parents should be able to count on having a great local school, no matter where they live.  

By building the new Wollert Central Primary School (interim name) as part of a more than $2 billon invest in Schools across Victoria we’ll deliver the world-class spaces local kids, and their hardworking teachers deserve. 

With 90 per cent of a child’s brain developing before the age of five, early education has the most profound impact on how our kids develop.     

That’s why we’re delivering Free Kinder for three and four-year-olds, establishing Pre-Prep, and upgrading or providing new equipment to kinders across the state to make sure Victorian kids can get the best start for the best life.    

Local families will have more places to stretch their legs, with the Labor Government delivering on our promise to invest $500,000 to upgrade the Hendersons Creek Wetlands playground, building more spaces for local kids and their parents to play.  

Sport is such a big part of our community, helping families in Mill Park to stay active and get engaged.  

In this Budget, we’ll upgrade Hillsview Pavilion in South Morang, providing $500,000 towards pavilion upgrades for Bundoora United Football Club. 

Every community deserves great spaces to come together to celebrate and share in culture and tradition.  

We promised to build, upgrade and renovate new community infrastructure and we’re doing just that with community infrastructure funds for the Italian, Greek and Islamic communities as part of the Multicultural Infrastructure Fund. 

These are the things that matter – and the things we promised to Victorians.  

And with this Budget, we’re getting on with delivering every election commitment we made at the last election. 

Quotes attributable to Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio  

“With major upgrades to the Northern Hospital – including a new, comprehensive women’s health clinic – we’re making sure people across our northern suburbs can get the care they need, when they need it, close to home.” 

“With this Budget, we’re doing what matters for the people of Mill Park – and we’re delivering on every election promise we made to them.” 

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