The 2022/23 State Budget delivers for Hawthorn

The Victorian Budget for 2022/23 delivers for Victoria and delivers for Hawthorn. Here are the local and state wide highlights. Contact my office if you have any questions.

Hawthorn West Primary School: $5.731 million

Funding for upgrade and modernisation of Block A, the schools main historical building. Planning has commenced and works are to be completed by mid-2025.

Canterbury Sports Ground Clubroom Rebuild: $1.25 million

Funding to supplement the $2.2 million committed to the project by Boroondara Council and will ensure that the club can build the inclusive facilities its members require. This funding will ensure club rooms will become more accessible, build bathrooms and change rooms for the growing women’s teams, build sheltering for spectators, and elevate the clubrooms to address flooding issues. Read more here. 

Canterbury Primary School: $499,100

Minor Capital Works Fund: Refurbishment of student toilet blocks to improve amenity, cleanliness, and hygiene.

Auburn High School: $495,200

Minor Capital Works Fund: Refurbishment of student toilet blocks to improve amenity, cleanliness, and hygiene.

Camberwell Primary School: $367,100

Minor Capital Works Fund: Refurbishment of student toilet blocks to improve amenity, cleanliness, and hygiene.

Pedestrian crossing at Auburn Road: $250,000

Investment to support investigation, technical assessments, designs, community engagement and detailed development of a pedestrian crossing on Auburn Road under the Auburn Station overpass.

Kooyongkoot/Gardiners Creek Master Plan: $250,000

Funding to establish a coordinating committee to formulate a master plan for Gardiners Creek. The committee will focus on the health, recreational values and amenity issues associated with the Creek, in partnership with Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Traditional Owners.

Train station improvements: $250,000

Investment to support investigations and the development of a plan to improve the amenity and accessibility at Auburn, East Camberwell, Canterbury, Riversdale, Willison & Hartwell Train Stations.

 

State-wide investments: Delivering for Victoria

  • $124 million for more paramedics and ambulance services
  • Over $12 billion investments in health, including for more nurses, doctors, paramedics, health services and new and improved health infrastructure, so all Victorians have access to high-quality healthcare, closer to home, read more here
  • $88 million to continue the Local Sports Infrastructure Fund, Female Friendly Facilities Fund, Country Football & Netball Program
  • $277.5 million to reform VCAL into VCE
  • $333 million to increase Triple Zero call taking and dispatch capacity
  • Power Saving Bonus: A once-off $250 payment for all Victorian households that use Victorian Energy Compare
  • $4.11 million for expanded newborn screening programs including Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • $47.2 million to boost the Solar Homes program, making 64,000 $1,400 solar PV rebates and 1,700 extra battery storage rebates available in 2022/23.
  • $12 million to expand the Apprenticeship Support Officers program, providing access to dedicated supports to help apprentices finish their training.
  • $15 million for the Living Local Fund to focus on upgrading community activity centres to improve the places where people work, shop and spend time with their family and friends.
  • $380 million in grants for hospitals and health services
  • Funding for the 2026 Commonwealth Games in Regional Victoria

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