MEMBERS STATEMENTS: BUDGET 2023–24
Tim PALLAS (Werribee – Treasurer, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Trade and Investment) (09:40):
I rise to update the house on the investments for my electorate delivered in the ninth budget for the Andrews Labor government. I am proud of the 2023–24 budget, which delivers on all election promises for Werribee. This budget is delivering $120 million to upgrade Ballan Road at the intersection of McGrath Road and Greens Road, with a further $5 million to fund a traffic management plan for Wyndham, because Werribee deserves a reliable road network that gets people where they need to go. This budget will also ensure that women’s health is given the focus and respect it deserves through a comprehensive women’s health clinic at the Werribee Mercy Hospital, which will also receive a new PET scanner. Throughout Victoria we are investing in multicultural affairs, because everyone deserves to celebrate and share in culture and tradition. We are funding a new community centre in the west for the Indian community, continuing the work of the Le Mana Pasifika project and creating community infrastructure grants to support multicultural and multifaith communities to build, upgrade and renovate their spaces. I am pleased that Werribee students will receive the education facilities they deserve through Manorvale Primary School’s share of $2 billion for school upgrades. We are also removing all level crossings on the Werribee line to run more trains more often. With this budget we are getting on with doing what matters for the people of Werribee.