CASEY LOSES OUT IN NAPTHINE’S HORROR BUDGET

State Labor Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley condemned the Napthine Government’s State Budget for failing to deliver for Casey in Parliament earlier this week.

Ms Graley said that Dr Napthine had failed to deliver on much needed improvements to infrastructure and services for the local community.

“Dr Napthine has claimed that his budget delivers first-class services and builds for growth, yet Casey, one of the fastest growing municipalities in the State has again been forgotten,”

“No new funding was provided for much needed road upgrades to Thompsons Road or the intersection of Pound and Shrives Roads in Hampton Park,”

 “Casey Hospital, which is nearing crisis point received no funding for additional beds and Casey Central East Primary School will remain nothing more than an empty paddock,”

“Dr Napthine has even refused to provide funding for a toilet at Hallam Railway Station, while he instead provides $2.4 million for the Brighton level crossing,”

“One of the few election promises he and Mr Baillieu have yet to break and a project that was listed as number 223 on the priority list.”

Ms Graley said it was clear that if local residents wanted infrastructure improvements they would need to move to Frankston.

“The Member for Frankston has been showered with gifts by Dr Napthine worth tens of millions of dollars, yet we cannot even get a toilet at Hallam Station,”

“Dr Napthine has failed the local community and delivered a budget that does not provide first-class services or major infrastructure for the areas that need it most,”

“Local families can now look forward to waiting longer for surgery, spending more time in traffic and overflowing schools.”