The City of Casey may have received commitments to long overdue projects, but Casey’s residents and families, living in mortgage stressed postcodes, recording rising crime rates, miss out yet again.
Under Daniel Andrews, the annual Victorian state tax take has increased by $6.2 billion. This represents a 35% tax increase, making Victoria the highest taxing state in Australia.
Ms Peulich said that there is nothing in the state budget to help Casey residents and their families to get ahead.
“Casey residents will continue to feel the pressure of rapidly increasing costs of living, especially electricity prices as the result of Labor’s dud budget,” Ms Peulich said.
“With the huge population growth in the City of Casey, Labor has dragged the chain on providing the necessary funding for roads and services for three and a half years.”
“Now on the eve of a State Election, Labor is making commitments to projects that should already be in progress,” Ms Peulich said.
- Commitments to roads have been slow, and it is disappointing that the extension to the Dandenong Bypass to connect South Gippsland Highway and Freeway has been overlooked given the traffic congestion affecting commuters.
- Upgrade of the Cranbourne line does not deliver a new station on the line nor improve stations such as Hallam.
- Nothing has been delivered to households feeling the pressure of rapidly increasing costs of living especially electricity prices.
- Education reform is desperately needed to ensure our children are getting a 21st-century education, but Labor continues to lurch even further to the left, desperate to brainwash children rather than educate them.
“The reality is that Casey households are worse off today than they were four years ago,” Ms Peulich said.
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