- Posted by Author: Joel Preston in Category: Media Releases | 3 min read

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with delivering on its election promises for our community – investing in what matters for the people of Clarinda.  

We haven’t wasted a day delivering the services and projects that matter to Victorians. With the Victorian Budget 2023/24, we’re getting on with doing what we said we’d do.  

Victorians remember the State Electricity Commission (SEC): it meant a fair deal on your power prices and good, stable jobs for workers.    

That’s why we’re bringing it back – to drive down power bills and create thousands of jobs in renewable, government-owned energy.    

An initial $1 billion investment in the SEC will help deliver 4.5 gigawatts of power – the equivalent replacement capacity of Loy Yang A – through renewable energy projects.    

Bringing back the SEC won’t just mean more renewable energy, lower power bills and reduced carbon emissions – it’ll also help create 59,000 jobs. 

Every Victorian should be able to get the healthcare they need, when they need it, close to home.   

That’s why we’re starting works on a bigger and better Monash Medical Centre, through our $320 million Hospital Infrastructure Delivery Fund. This funding will kickstart planning, development, land acquisition and other early works on the project as well as undertake capital and service planning. 

This Budget is also supporting Radio Lollipop, which operates out of the hospital, with $200,000 to help them provide care, comfort and entertainment to sick children. 

A new comprehensive women’s health clinic at the Monash Medical Centre will change the way women’s health issues are treated, providing care and support for conditions like endometriosis, pelvic pain, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), perimenopause and menopause. 

Clarinda families should have a great local school to send their kids to. That’s why we’ll kickstart planning to upgrade Clayton South Primary, so students can get the world-class education they deserve.  

Supporting community events like the Lunar New Year helps Victoria’s multicultural and multifaith communities to stay connected to their culture, traditions and heritage. That’s why we’re providing $100,000 per year for the next four years to support Lunar New Year celebrations in Springvale. 

We’ll also support multicultural and multifaith groups across Clarinda and the South-East with: 

  • $250,000 towards a Temple Community Space Upgrade at Hoa Nghiem Buddhist Temple 
  • $100,000 towards the Hellenic Community of the City of Moorabbin 
  • $80,000 towards the South East Melbourne Vietnamese Associations Council 
  • Funding towards the Springvale Asian Business Association  

As our neighbourhoods grow, it’s important we invest in quality open and green spaces. With $1 million towards the delivery of the masterplan for Kingston Fields and funding for upgrades to Alex Wilkie Reserve and Alex Nelson Reserve, the Clarinda community will have more spaces to play sport, meet friends and family and relax. 

Just like our green spaces, sport is such a big part of our community, helping families in Clarinda to stay active and get engaged.  

In this Budget, we’ll support the upgrade of Springvale Reserve with $2 million, giving locals more opportunities to come together while supporting the next generation of sporting greats. 

CFA volunteers work hard to keep our community safe. We’ll make sure they have the facilities and equipment they need to stay safe, too. We’re investing $500,000 in Keysborough CFA to plan for station upgrades so our hardworking volunteers can continue keeping Victorians safe. 

We’re backing the community organisations that provide care, support and services to help Victorians when they need it the most.  

Everyone in Clarinda knows what a massive contribution the Keysborough Learning Centre makes to supporting locals, that’s why we’re backing them with $80,000.  

These are the things that matter – and the things we promised to Victorians.  

And with this Budget, we’re getting on with delivering every election commitment we made at the last election. 

Quotes attributable to Member for Clarinda Heang Tak  

“With this Budget, we’re starting work on every election promise we made to the people of Clarinda – including a bigger and better Monash Medical Centre with a new women’s health clinic.” 

“Clarinda’s proud multicultural communities have contributed so much to the south east. We’re pleased to support them with funding for community spaces, so they can keep sharing and celebrating their culture and heritage.”