Scott Morrison delivers Federal Budget 8 May 2018
Federal Budget outcomes for Greater Frankston
- Committed funding of $225 million to extend the metropolitan electrified train line from Frankston to Baxter.
(The federal government provided $3 million to the state government last year to prepare a business case, which is expected to be completed by early 2019.)
- Small business tax rebates for businesses with less than $10 million turnover will continue.
- Tax harmonisation for craft brewers (Levelling the playing field for our local boutique breweries)
- Medical research R&D grants from the Australian Government Future Fund. (A growth sector for our community and an important aspect of the Frankston Hospital vision.)
- Another round of “strong communities program” providing local community organisation with grants of up to $20,000.
- Dunkley keeping all previous funding commitments made in 2017 budget, including the rail extension business case and basketball centre.
Tim Pallas delivers Victorian Budget 1 May 2018
State Budget outcomes for Greater Frankston
- Duplication of Lathams Rd and the bridge over Peninsula Link.
- Golf Link and Grant roads safety upgrades
- $172 million to “make priority TAFE courses free” at Chisholm. (TAFE courses regarded as a priority and offered free of charge to students include agriculture, construction, engineering and nursing.)
- Classroom upgrades at several Frankston area schools (Monterey Secondary College, Mahogany Rise Primary School, Mount Erin Secondary College, Ballam Park Primary School, Karingal Primary School and Kingsley Park Primary School). Also $1.3 million to modernise classrooms at Nepean Special School in Seaford and $15 million towards a Frankston North Education Precinct.
- Mental health hub at Frankston Hospital Emergency Department and new Frankston women’s reproductive health centre.
- Frankston Park Oval (Dolphins) floodlights