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Moonee Valley welcomes State Budget funding boost

Budget Adopted

Moonee Valley community will receive around $10m for local school improvements and a tennis club upgrade in this week’s State Budget.

Mayor Samantha Byrne said the funding would be a welcome boost for our community and was particularly a great investment in our community’s most important residents – our children and young people.

The State Budget funding for Moonee Valley includes:

  • $7.6 million for Moonee Ponds West Primary School
  • $882,600 for Essendon North Primary School
  • $467,100 for Rosehill Secondary
  • $287,600 for the Niddrie Campus of Essendon Keilor College
  • $191,100 for Aberfeldie Primary School
  • $650,000 for an upgrade to Airport West Tennis Club.

Cr Byrne was also hopeful Moonee Valley residents would obtain some of the funds the Government announced for arts and road safety.

“We hope to see our Incinerator Gallery revitalisation project included in the $246 million announced to help our creative industries bounce back after the pandemic.

“We would also welcome Moonee Ponds Junction’s inclusion in the $263 million committed to delivering Victoria’s 2021-2030 Road Safety Strategy and the first Road Safety Action plan,” Cr Byrne said.

Moonee Valley has been advocating to Government and through our local MP’s Member for Niddrie Ben Carroll and Member for Essendon Danny Pearson over the past number of months to help progress our community priorities. We thank them for securing the $10m investment in Moonee Valley and look forward to continuing to work with them as we advocate for our community and collaborate on great outcomes for Moonee Valley, said Cr Byrne.

Visit mvcc.vic.gov.au/advocacy to view our advocacy priorities in our Advocacy Strategy.