The 2010 Victorian State Budget stands up for families, and secures jobs.
This years Budget invests in the vital services, protects the lifestyle of Victorian families and plans for the future.
It is a health Budget delivering a record $4 billion boost to Victoria’s health system that will provide new hospitals, more hospital staff, more ambulance services and extra hospitals beds.
Communities will be safer with 1,966 more police on the frontline – the biggest one-off boost to frontline police in the State’s history.
We are building for the future with a $9.5 billion infrastructure program with key projects such as the $4.1 billion Regional Rail Link and the $759 million Peninsula Link.
We are investing in the right projects for growth especially in Regional Victoria including the biggest regional hospital project ever announced for regional Victoria – a new $473 million hospital for Bendigo
And there is heavy investment in Public Transport with 20 new staffed Premium Stations and 50 new trams on top of the continued delivery of one train every month for 38 months from the start of 2010.
Because of our Government’s AAA-rated economic management Victoria is leading the worldwide recovery from the Global Financial Crisis; taxes are coming down, borrowings are coming down and the Budget is again in surplus.
And all this means jobs.
This Budget is expected to create and secure 30,000 Victorian jobs, on top of the more than 99,300 Victorian jobs and 92 per cent of all the full-time jobs created in Australia over the past year.