OUR PLAN FOR A STRONGER COMMUNITY
- Promoting jobs, growth and an innovative economy
- More funding for education, health and infrastructure
- A practical and effective response to climate change with a greater investment in renewables
- Reducing red tape and tax for small business
- Safer communities, secure borders and a co-ordinated national security strategy
- Backing more young Australians into work
||OUR STRONG COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT
- $100,000 in new funding to local community organisations under our Solar Communities Program.
- $15,000 for Servants Community Housing in Kew for the installation of solar panels.
- Committing $400,000 for two new Green Army projects that will restore the biodiversity of the iconic Yarra River and Koonung Creek Reserve.
- Over $500,000 for completed Green Army projects for revegetation and weed control along the Yarra River in Kew, Fairview Park in Hawthorn and South Surrey Park in Surrey Hills.
||BACKING HARDWORKING SMALL BUSINESS
- Cutting company tax to 27.5% and extending tax discounts and instant asset write-offs to small businesses with an annual turnover of less than $10 million from 1 July 2016
- Cutting 54.5 billion a year in red tape such as simplifying Business Activity Statements
- Extending protections against unfair contract terms to small business
- Fixing competition law to ensure small businesses can compete on a level playing field
- Appointed the first ever Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman
- Free trade agreements with China, Japan, Korea and Trans-Pacific Partnership countries to grow our economy, create thousands of jobs and benefit consumers
- Strengthened and extended 'pay on-time or pay interest' policy for Government contracts
- Committing $300,000 for Servants Community Housing in Kew to assist homeless women including those subjected to domestic violence.
- Committing $100,000 for CCTVs in Kew Junction.
- $100,000 for CCTVs in Camberwell.
- $60,000 to St Paul’s College for security upgrades.
||HELPING LOCAL GROUPS
- Delivered $2 million to upgrade the kennels and breeding facilities at Guide Dogs Victoria in Kew.
- $900,000 under the Capital Grants Program to assist Alia College in Hawthorn East.
- Over $22,000 for equipment and upgrades for local kindergartens and childcare centres.
- $49,000 in grants to support local volunteers.
- $20,000 to establish the North Balwyn Rotary Men’s Shed at Macleay Park.
- $8,000 for upgrades to 4th Kew Scout Hall, East Kew.
- $120,000 for Centenary of Anzac Local Grants for commemorative activities.
- $16,000 for facilities for the Boroondara Stroke Support Group Community Centre in Kew.
- $16,000 to upgrade facilities at the Hawthorn Community House.
- Investing in the Broadband for Seniors programme to teach senior Australians about cyber safety.
- $7,000 for equipment at The Green at St Columbs Church, Hawthorn.
- Assisting in the establishment of a headspace youth mental health site in Hawthorn.
||SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL SPORTING CLUBS
- Committing $275,000 to improve and refurbish local sporting club facilities.
- Over $98,000 in Local Sporting Champions grants to local individuals who are participating in state and national competitions.
- $30,000 to resurface the netball courts and warm-up area at Boroondara Netball Centre at Macleay Park, Balwyn North.
- Over $30,000 in Local Sporting Champions grants to local teams who are participating in state and national competitions.
||BACKING LOCAL INNOVATION
- Over $1.4 million for commercialisation grants for innovative local businesses.
- $500,000 to support Crohn’s & Colitis Australia in Hawthorn to improve early diagnosis and treatment.
- Supporting the National Innovation and Science Agenda with research funding for Swinburne University and Astronomy Australia in Hawthorn.
||IMPROVING LOCAL ROADS
- More than $1.7 million under the Roads to Recovery Program.
- Over $312,000 under the Black Spot Program for improvements to local roads.
FOCUSSING ON HEALTH, EDUCATION AND INNOVATION
- Providing a record $95 billion nationally to 2019/20 for public hospitals, amounting to a 21.5% increase in Victoria.
- Providing a record $73.6 billion nationally to 2019/20 for schools, amounting to a 26% increase in Victoria.
- Preparing our children for the jobs of the future by investing more than $112 million to boost participation in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
- Building industry collaboration with universities to accelerate commercialisation of research and development.
- Providing an additional $192 million to strengthen frontline mental health services.