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Billson achieves 11 from 11 with all pre-election commitments funded in the Federal Budget

Local Federal MP Bruce Billson has kept his word and delivered for the people of Dunkley with funding granted in the Federal Budget for all 11 pre-election commitments.

Mr Billson campaigned hard to ensure the community received more than $3 million in vital funding to deliver real solutions for the community.

This is great news for the community who will all benefit from the completion of these projects.

It’s been a busy eight months in Government and I’m pleased to say work is already underway on some of projects including the Oncology Unit upgrade at Frankston Hospital.

Discussions have also progressed on our commitment to install location and tourist directional signs along PenLink to help tourists find destinations faster and to attract more visitors to this beautiful part of the world.

Earlier this month I announced work would soon start to re-open the dedicated Aged and Carer counter at the new Frankston and Medicare one-stop-shop and this has been supported with funds allocated in the budget.

In a real push to clean up local creeks and bushland, four dedicated ‘Green Army’ teams will be established at Seaford, Langwarrin, Frankston and Mt Eliza in the second half of the year.

The Dunkley projects funded in the Budget include:
– $1.25 million to improve to the Frankston Foreshore to turn it into a world-class destination
– $800,000 to build the Mornington Youth Centre
– $759,000 to improve community safety with upgraded and additional CCTV, improved lighting and an expanded anti-graffiti action plan
– $175,000 contribution to complete Peninsula Link location and tourist directional signage
– $650,000 to Peninsula Health to expand and enhance the Oncology Day Treatment Centre at Frankston Hospital
– $225,000 to develop a new community hub and Men’s Shed at Langwarrin
– $200,000 to enable the completion of a $3million project to upgrade the Frankston Park/Dolphins Function Centre
– $200,000 for resurfacing the synthetic athletics track at Ballam Park
– $100,000 foundation contribution for a new war memorial.

There is still more work to be done as we methodically work on ways to improve livelihoods for those in our community and to build strong and prosperous economy, and a safe and secure future for our region.