Andrews Govt To Spend Nearly $13.7 Billion On Infrastructure In New Budget

Plus a billion on law and order

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Booming population and jobs growth are fuelling significant infrastructure spending in the Victorian budget, which will also deliver a $1.4 billion surplus.

In its fourth budget, which comes ahead of a November state election, the Andrews Labor government will spend $13.7 billion on infrastructure, including new roads and rail improvements.

Nearly a billion dollars has already been announced in the law and order sector, including $689.5 million for a new maximum security prison, $128.9 million to increase court capacity, funds for new prosecutors and $115 million for police and crime prevention.

The state's economy has grown by $48 billion since the Andrews government came to power, meaning nearly one in seven dollars circulating in the Victorian economy didn't exist three-and-a-half years ago, Treasurer Tim Pallas says.

"We have the strongest economy in the nation, we have the strongest job growth in the nation," Mr Pallas said ahead of Tuesday's budget.

 

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