South Eastern Metro MP Inga Peulich says Kingston residents are going to be much worse off as the result of the State Budget. Taxes have been ramped up and projects in Kingston have been slashed or forgotten.
Vital projects which have been slashed or forgotten include:
- The abandonment of the Mordialloc Bypass, potentially until 2048, which means traffic on Wells Road, White Street, Boundary Road, Nepean Highway and other roads will only become worse.
- According to Tim Richardson’s Facebook post the Mordialloc electorate receives just $4m for Parktone Primary School, $250,000 for Mordialloc Primary (we think he meant Mordialloc Beach), a small amount of planning money for Yarrabah School, and an undefined amount for Edithvale life Saving Club. That amounts to just $4.25m plus change.
- By comparison, under the Libs over $250 million was allocated to 130 projects in the Mordialloc electorate in just four years. More than $300 million was promised for the next four, which included all the projects Labor has funded and many more.
- There is no money for much needed local sporting infrastructure.
- Dozens of schools are still waiting for upgrades.
- Emergency service units are still waiting for upgrades.
- Ms Kilkenny’s Facebook doesn’t mention any projects in Kingston.
- Cheltenham Secondary College only receives $231,000 of the $6.3 million promised.
- Several other election promises have been forgotten, and funding cuts not restored.
But there’s money to ruin our communities forever with SkyRail.
This budget marks 18 months of the Andrews Government but we continue to see Kingston residents struggling to find jobs, being hurt with ever increasing cost of living pressures, and soaring crime rates while police stations are closing.