The first budget delivered by the Coalition contains no vision to grow our state, no plan to create jobs, and no plan to ensure Victorians can access the infrastructure they need into the future.
Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney MP said the budget clearly shows the Baillieu Government has no vision to grow our state and ensure Victorian households have what they need most – a job.
“The Government wants us to believe this budget will assist families but the Treasurer did not mention jobs or employment once in his speech.
“There is no plan to create jobs, there is no plan to attract business to Polwarth, and there is no plan to see Victoria remain a competitive place to do business.
“Job creation and economic growth in the Polwarth does not happen by accident. It involves good planning from governments but unfortunately Mr Baillieu has not delivered.
The Budget contains very little for Polwarth Ms Tierney explained.
“The Coalition promised $10 million for the Apollo Bay P12, but there is only $700,000 in this budget – where is the money promised for the Apollo Bay P12?”
“The Coalition also promised $11 million for the Colac Secondary College, but again the coalition has fallen well short with only $3.3 million committed in the budget.
“The people of Colac will recall Terry Mulder promising he would match Labor’s commitment of $13 million, he has failed to do so.
“Polwarth teachers, nurses, police and community service workers were promised higher wages but the budget contains nothing to fulfil these promises.
“These are all under funded or broken promises because the Coalition produced last minute, uncosted commitments that were unworkable and in Government they have produced a budget that fails to deliver.
“The Budget was a real chance for Ted Baillieu to explain to residents in Polwarth how he will invest in our hospitals, schools, transport and other important services but instead he has used it as an excuse for why he can’t deliver.” Ms Tierney said