May 2, 2018

GETTING THINGS DONE FOR IVANHOE

The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will deliver new skills, good jobs, more schools and better roads for every Victorian.

Families in Ivanhoe will have a good school close to home, with nearly $1.3 billion invested in schools around the state.

This includes building and planning 28 new schools, and upgrading 130 existing schools, including $4.5 million to upgrade and modernise facilities at Ivanhoe Primary School.

This funding will progress the delivery of the school’s masterplan, including replacing four relocatable buildings with a fit-for-purpose new permanent building. Works will also include a complete reconfiguration of the main classroom and administration building.

Banyule Primary School will receive $3.47 million to develop a new gymnasium, canteen and outdoor learning upgrades and Olympic Village Primary School has been allocated $6 million to rebuild and expand.

We’re building better roads and upgrading the local roads people use every day to get Victorians out of traffic and home to their families sooner.

Ivanhoe residents will benefit from the North East Link – the missing link in Melbourne’s road network – with the Budget investing an extra $110 million to fast-track the completion of detailed planning and design, and procurement to begin within the first 100 days of a re-elected Andrews Labor Government.

The Budget includes $4.3 billion investment in better roads around the state, including $3.12 million for traffic flow and safety improvements on Rosanna Road.

Cost should never stop someone from learning new skills, that’s why this year’s Budget includes $172 million to make priority TAFE courses free, giving more Ivanhoe residents the chance to be able to train at TAFE and get the right skills they need for a good job.

30 priority TAFE courses and 18 pre-apprenticeship courses will be made free, while more than 30,000 new TAFE places will be funded across the state.

More local students will also be able to finish school qualified and ready to work, with the introduction of Head Start Apprenticeships and Traineeships in 100 secondary schools.

It means kids in our community will have the option to undertake an additional year of high school, and graduate with an apprenticeship or traineeship, ready to start work in a good job.

Ivanhoe students will also get expert advice to help them make the right career choices, with career education in schools to be overhauled across the state and start from Year 9.

People in Ivanhoe will find it easier and safer to travel by bike or on foot, with $22.7 million in the Budget for new bike paths and pedestrian crossings, including $2 million in safety upgrades on Burgundy Street, Heidelberg and $1 million for the Northern Regional Trails Strategy.

Ivanhoe will get the sporting facilities it deserves as part of the biggest investment in women’s and community sport in the state’s history.

The latest Budget invests $241.6 million in community sport, including more than $100 million to improve facilities and access for women.

Banyule Nets Stadium in Macleod will receive $1.5 million for funding towards additional netball courts including lighting and Heidelberg United Football Club will receive $2 million towards the Olympic Park Redevelopment in West Heidelberg.

The Budget also includes $400,000 for De Winton Reserve in Rosanna for an upgrade to facilities for Macleod Football Club and Rosanna Cricket Club, and $100,000 for Viewbank Tennis Club to upgrade courts 7 and 8 and install LED lighting on the refurbished courts.

The Livingstone Community Centre, a neighborhood house in Ivanhoe, will receive funding to increase its coordination hours and the Ivanhoe RSL received $160,000 toward its rebuilding works. There is also funding for extra train services on the Hurstbridge Line.

This is a Labor Budget that delivers on the things that matter most to our state. This is a Budget that gets things done.

Quotes attributable to Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines MP

“We’re upgrading our local schools – but more than just bricks and mortar, this will give local families peace of mind about their children’s future.”

 “This Budget gets results for the Ivanhoe electorate. I am pleased that by working together with local volunteer committees and organisations, we have delivered funding for many great projects in our community.”

“From investments in female sports across Ivanhoe to safety upgrades on Rosanna Road, this is a Budget that gets things done for Ivanhoe.”