The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will deliver new skills, good jobs, more schools and better roads for every Victorian.
Families in the Southern Metropolitan Region will have a good school close to home, with nearly $1.3 billion invested in schools around the state.
“We’re upgrading and building new local schools – but more than just bricks and mortar, this will give local families peace of mind about their kids’ future. From investments in new schools to better sporting facilities and public transport, this is a Budget that gets things done for Victoria.”
Member for Southern Metropolitan Region Philip Dalidakis MP
This includes building and planning 28 new schools, and upgrading 130 existing schools, including $27.5 million for the construction of the Centre for Higher Education Studies – a brand new facility that will give students the support they need to undertake tertiary subjects while completing their VCE.
St. Kilda Primary School will also receive $5.46 million for classroom upgrades, $7.8 million for upgrades at Sandringham East Primary School and $600,000 for upgraded facilities at Elwood College.
This year’s Budget continues the Labor Government’s overhaul of Victoria’s public transport system – delivering safer, more frequent, accessible travel options now, and planning for the growing needs of our city.
This includes $12.3 million for a new entrance and accessible tram stop at South Yarra Station.
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 local 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.
Local 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.
Locals will get the sporting facilities they deserve 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.
This includes $1 million to plan for new nets and surface and pavilion upgrades for Prahran Cricket Club at Toorak Park.
Emergency services workers and volunteers in Southern Metro will get the equipment and facilities they need to keep Victorians safe.
This includes Black Rock Life Saving Club, which will benefit from a $2 million redevelopment of their clubhouse.
Victorians living in high rise buildings will be better protected from the threat of deadly cladding fires, with more inspections than ever before.
The Budget includes $25 million to give authorities the resources they need to check more buildings for dangerous and combustible materials – and crack down on builders who flout the law.
This is a Labor Budget that delivers on the things that matter most to our state. This is a Budget that gets things done.
EDUCATION CAPITAL WORKS IN SOUTHERN METRO
|State Seat||School/Project||Amount ($M)||Details|
|Albert Park||Fishermans Bend Secondary School – new school planning||3.80||Funding has been allocated for the planning of a new secondary school in Fishermans Bend. Funding will include community engagement in the area. The school will accommodate students from Years 7 to 12. The architect’s designs for the school will be developed in consultation with the local community. DET is finalising the site for the new school.|
|Albert Park||Select entry schools (additional provision for girls, including planning of Mac.Robertson Girls High School)||0.50||Planning funding has been allocated to explore options to address gender equity in select entry schools. This planning will also include development of a masterplan to increase capacity at Mac.Robertson Girls’ High School.|
|Albert Park||Albert Park Primary School||0.90||Funding of $900,000 has been allocated to Albert Park Primary School to upgrade facilities.|
|Bentleigh||Bentleigh West Primary School||0.45||$450,000 will upgrade and modernise facilities at Bentleigh West Primary School, including works to the art room and the reallocating of existing space to where it is needed most. These works will target facilities which need it most, ensuring that students learn in facilities that are ready for the delivery of modern education. The first step will be a ‘Bricks & Mortar’ training course for school staff, which will help them identify where best to direct funds to support the school’s educational direction.|
|Bentleigh||Ormond Primary School||2.30||Funding of $2.3 million has been allocated to Ormond Primary School to upgrade and modernise facilities, including the complete refurbishment of the administration facilities and modernisation of the classrooms in the main building. These works will ensure that students learn in facilities that are commensurate with the delivery of modern education.|
|Bentleigh||Mckinnon Secondary College (additional campus) – early works||4.10||$4.1 million in funding has been allocated for the second campus of McKinnon Secondary College in the Glen Eira area to assist with capacity constraints at neighbouring schools. The architect’s designs for the school will be developed in consultation with the local community.|
|Bentleigh||Southern Autistic School – planning||0.00||Planning funding has been allocated to develop a master plan for Southern Autistic School.|
|Bentleigh||East Bentleigh Primary School||5.00||$5 million will upgrade and modernise facilities at East Bentleigh Primary School, including performing arts centre that will provide theatre, rehearsal and recording space. These works will ensure that students learn in facilities that are commensurate with the delivery of modern education. This is in addition to the $150,000 provided in the 2016/17 School Pride and Sports Fund that replaced outdated covered walkways.|
|Brighton||Elwood College||0.60||Funding of $600,000 has been allocated to Elwood College to upgrade facilities.|
|Caulfield||St Kilda Primary School||5.46||$5.46 million will upgrade and modernise facilities at St Kilda Primary School, including the construction of a multi story education facility on the Brighton Road side of the campus. These works will ensure that students learn in facilities that are commensurate with the delivery of modern education.|
|Oakleigh||Education Plan (Oakleigh, Hughesdale, Murrumbeena, Carnegie and surrounding region – secondary provision and excellence)||0.00||Planning funding has been allocated to explore secondary provision across the local area and alleviate demand pressures, supporting existing schools with a continued focus on excellence in education.|
|Oakleigh||Clayton North Primary School||0.30||Funding of $300,000 has been allocated as part of the School Pride and Sports Fund and will deliver minor refurbishment and upgrades to improve the facilities at Clayton North Primary School|
|Oakleigh||Oakleigh Primary School||9.00||$9 million will upgrade and modernise facilities at Oakleigh Primary School, including refurbishment of two existing buildings at the school. Thanks to the planning funding provided in the 2016-17 State Budget, this project can now appoint a builder to commence construction.|
|Prahran||Centre for Higher Education Studies||27.50||$27.5 million has been allocated for the construction of the Centre for Higher Education Studies (CHES) – a purpose built facility to provide additional support to higher achieving students undertaking tertiary subjects whilst still completing their Victorian Certificate of Education. The multi-storey centre will contain a combination of syndicate rooms, classrooms, design labs and a lecture hall.|
|Sandringham||Sandringham East Primary School||7.80||Funding of $7.8 million has been allocated to Sandringham East Primary School to upgrade facilities.|