May’s state budget will set out the government’s priorities for the coming four-year term, with Victorians being warned to brace for significant cuts in the face of state debt now rocketing to over $110 Billion or $110,000,000,000 when written out.
As interest rates increase, this impacts the state budget in the same way it impacts your household budget.
Daniel Andrews is pouring billions into city projects – such as the $34.5 billion Cheltenham to Box Hill rail line – while people across our region are left waiting for basic infrastructure and services, including driveable roads, and upgraded healthcare with more health professionals.
Our community needs to see progress in the budget on delivering the Kilmore Bypass.
We need recurrent public funding to be provided to Euroa Health and this budget must deliver increased and ongoing funding for state-managed roads, and funding for local councils’ road maintenance budgets.
The Labor Government has put themselves in a financial mess through their reckless spending on metro infrastructure. Our community shouldn’t have to pay the price through axed jobs and investment.
Victorians are now being slugged $10 million a day in interest to service Labor’s debt without factoring in $30 billion on city infrastructure cost blowouts that’s vanished into thin air.
The Labor Government’s lack of financial competency and discipline has affected critical services in our region, including health care, education, and infrastructure. Many in our community have experienced a genuine impact to their quality of life with excessive surgery and ambulance wait times.
Every cut in this budget is a result of the Andrews Government’s complete financial mismanagement. Remember that this May.