Electorate Achievements

I am dedicated to making Clayton electorate the best it can be. Since my election into office in 1996, I have focused on building stronger local  communities and boosting vital areas such as health, safety and education. Below is a list of some of the achievements and changes over the years that have affected Clayton electorate.


Education Achievements

Clayton Electorate

There are 11 government schools in Clayton, 8 primary schools, 3 secondary colleges.

There are 3,389 students enrolled in government schools in the seat of Clayton in 2010.

 

School Capital

Victorian Schools Plan (VSP)

 

At the last election, Labor committed $1.9 billion to rebuild, renovate or extend 500 schools over four years as part of the Victorian Schools Plan to transform education infrastructure across the State.

Since 2006, 553 school building projects have been funded – 53 more than promised.

This commitment represents the largest school building program in Victorian State Government history and to date brings the Labor Government’s investment in school buildings to $3.7 billion since coming to government.

The Labor Government has invested $22.6 million in the electorate of Clayton (since 1999).

Over the last 4 years the Labor Government has invested $21.1 million in the electorate of Clayton.

Building the Education Revolution (BER)

In addition to the funding above, Victorian schools have received over $300 million as part of the National School Pride program and over $3 billion as part of the Primary Schools for the 21st Century Program under the Commonwealth Government’s Building the Education Revolution program.

The Building the Education Revolution has seen $19.4 million invested in government schools in Clayton. (by Commonwealth Government)

Combined State & Commonwealth Capital

 

When you combine the Victorian governments investment through the Victorian Schools Plan plus the Commonwealth Government’s investment including the Building Education Revolution the Clayton electorate government schools have benefited from $44.7 million (since 1999).

Capital works funding from 1999 in government schools

LAE  School Name  Year Approved  Program  Total Project Cost  Victorian Gov Funding  Commonwealth Contribution
 Clayton  Clarinda Primary School  2009/2010  BER – National School Pride         125,000                  –                 125,000
 Clayton  Clarinda Primary School  2009/2010  BER – Primary Schools for the 21st Century Round 2      2,000,000                  –              2,000,000
 Clayton  Clayton North Primary School  2009/2010  BER – National School Pride         125,000                  –                 125,000
 Clayton  Clayton North Primary School  2009/2010  BER – Primary Schools for the 21st Century Round 3      1,000,000                  –              1,000,000
 Clayton  Clayton North Primary School  2004/2005  VSP – Modernisation         876,000        556,000                 320,000
 Clayton  Clayton North Primary School  2000/2001  VSP – Modernisation         990,000        690,000                 300,000
 Clayton  Clayton Primary School  2009/2010  BER – National School Pride           75,000                  –                   75,000
 Clayton  Clayton Primary School  2009/2010  BER – Primary Schools for the 21st Century Round 3         200,000                  –                 200,000
 Clayton  Clayton South Primary School  2009/2010  BER – National School Pride         125,000                  –                 125,000
 Clayton  Clayton South Primary School  2009/2010  BER – Primary Schools for the 21st Century Round 1      2,000,000                  –              2,000,000
 Clayton  Huntingdale Primary School  2009/2010  BER – National School Pride         125,000                  –                 125,000
 Clayton  Huntingdale Primary School  2009/2010  BER – Primary Schools for the 21st Century Round 1      2,000,000                  –              2,000,000
 Clayton  John Monash Science School  2008/2009  Sir John Monash Science School    20,000,000   20,000,000                          –
 Clayton  Monash Secondary College  2001/2002  VSP – Computer Pod           39,540          39,540                          –
 Clayton  Oakleigh South Primary School  2009/2010  BER – National School Pride         200,000                  –                 200,000
 Clayton  Oakleigh South Primary School  2009/2010  BER – Primary Schools for the 21st Century Round 1      3,000,000                  –              3,000,000
 Clayton  South Oakleigh Secondary College  2009/2010  BER – National School Pride         200,000                  –                 200,000
 Clayton  South Oakleigh Secondary College  2001/2002  VSP – Computer Pod           58,860          58,860                          –
 Clayton  South Oakleigh Secondary College  2000/2001  VSP – Modernisation           40,000          40,000                          –
 Clayton  Spring Parks Primary School  2010/2011  VSP – Regeneration      1,125,000     1,125,000
 Clayton  Spring Parks Primary School  2010/2011  VSP – Regeneration                  –
 Clayton  Spring Parks Primary School  2009/2010  BER – Primary Schools for the 21st Century Round 3      3,875,000                  –              3,875,000
 Clayton  Spring Parks Primary School  2009/2010  VSP – Regeneration      2,000,000                  –              2,000,000
 Clayton  Springvale West Primary School  2009/2010  BER – National School Pride         125,000                  –                 125,000
 Clayton  Westall Primary School  2009/2010  BER – National School Pride         125,000                  –                 125,000
 Clayton  Westall Primary School  2009/2010  BER – Primary Schools for the 21st Century Round 1      2,000,000                  –              2,000,000
 Clayton  Westall Secondary College  2009/2010  BER – National School Pride         200,000                  –                 200,000
 Clayton  Westall Secondary College  2009/2010  BER – Science and Language Centres for 21st Century Secondary Schools      1,970,000                  –              1,970,000
 Clayton  Westall Secondary College  2001/2002  VSP – Computer Pod           65,400          65,400                          –

 

 

Reduced Class Sizes for Government Primary Schools

 

Average Prep to 2 Class Size

The Brumby Labor Government has significantly improved the average Prep to Year 2 class size in government schools across the State.

In 2010, the average statewide Prep to Year 2 class size is 20.5 students – almost five students less per class than when we came to office.

The average Prep to Year 2 class size in 2010 for schools in the Clayton electorate is 18.9.

The average Prep to Year 2 class size in 1999 for schools in the Clayton electorate was 24.2.

AveragePrimary School Class Size

The average primary class size has decreased every single year since the Labor Government was elected and is now the lowest on record.

In 2010, the average statewide primary class size is 22 students – down from over 25 students per class when we came to office.

The average primary class size in 2010 for schools in the Clayton electorate is 20.9.

The average primary class size in 1999 for schools in the Clayton electorate was 25.1.

 

Increased Teaching & School Support Staff

 

There are currently 53,500 teachers and school support staff employed in government schools across the state.

Since coming to government Labor has employed an additional 10,300 extra teachers and school support staff – an increase of 24%.

Information & Communications Technology

Computer to student ratios

The Brumby Government’s investment in computers is paying dividends with schools achieving the best ever state-wide average computer to student ratio of 1:2.7.

In 2000, the average computer to student ratio in the Southern Metropolitan Region was 1:5.

In 2010, the average computer to student ratio in the Southern Metropolitan Region has improved to 1:3.2.

Ipad Trial

 

Eight Victorian Government schools are taking part in Australian-first school trial of ipads. This initiative is designed to test how the latest technologies can create a more modern classroom.

  • Dimboola Memorial Secondary College
  • Epsom Primary School
  • Manor Lakes P-12 Specialist College
  • Ringwood North Primary School
  • Sunbury Downs Secondary College
  • Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School
  • Westall Secondary College, and
  • Royal Children’s Hospital Education Institute.

 

The iPad trial is ensuring Victorian students remained one step ahead when it comes to emerging technology.

 


HEALTH

The Brumby Government wants every Victorian to have access to high quality health care when and where they ened it. The government is working to improve our hospitals and has boosted the number of nurses in our hospitals by more than 10,000

Boosting Nurse Numbers

  • Southern Health – increased by 1360 from 2417 in 1999 to 3777 in 2009 (a 56.2% increase)

Boosting Hospital Budgets

  • Southern Health – increased from $286.28 million in 1999/00 to $698.55 million in 2009/00 (a 144% increase)

Improving Local Hospitals

Southern Health

  • Kingston Centre (Redevelopment – Stage 2) – total investment $45 milllion
  • Kingston Centre (Clayton and Parkdale CRC Pathways) – total investment $1 milllion
  • Kingston Centre (Kingston Centre – Kitchen Upgrade and Associated Works) – total investment $25.5 milllion
  • Monash Medical Centre – Clayton (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) – total investment $4 million
  • Monash Medical Centre – Clayton (Pregnancy Assessment Unit) – total investment $4.8 million
  • Monash Medical Centre – Clayton (Children’s Facility Planning and Development) – total investment $2 million
  • Monash Medical Centre – Clayton (Paediatric Intensive Care Services) – total investment $4.15 million
  • Monash Medical Centre – Clayton (2010 Expansion of existing paediatric services)  increasing paediatric beds & neonatal intensive care cots – total investment of $10.987 million includes $250,000 for the refurbishment of Ronald McDonald House Family Room
  • Monash Medical Centre – Clayton (Emergency Department Redevelopment) – total investment $10 million
  • Monash Medical Centre – Clayton (Monash Medical Centre Moorabbin Operating Theatre) – total investment $3 milllion
  • Monash Medical Centre – Clayton (Monash Medical Centre Moorabbin Radiotherapy) – total investment $19 million
  • Monash Medical Centre – Clayton (Monash Medical Centre Moorabbin diagnostic imaging service) – total investment $3.3 million – September 2010
  • Monash Medical Centre – Clayton (Anaesthetic workstation and monitor system for the operating suite and another for the MRI department) – total investment $174,000 – September 2010
  • Monash Medical Centre – Clayton (Kingston Centre) – total investment $200,000 for 50 fully adjustable electric beds, which are ergonomically designed to provide safety and comfort for both patients and staff – September 2010

Nurse numbers as at June 2009
Recurrent budgets as at 09/10 financial year
Capital Investment as at 09/10 State Budget

 
 
 
 

 


TRANSPORT

The State Labor Government has invested in road projects across Victoria. This includes investment in the Local Government Areas in the Clayton electorate.

  • Since 1999, the Victorian Government has invested over $180.81m in roads in the City Of Greater Dandenong.
  • Since 1999, the Victorian Government has invested over $81.14m in roads in the City Of Kingston.
  • Since 1999, the Victorian Government has invested over $289.22m in roads in the City Of Monash.

Road Funding to 27 August 2009

Some of the Road construction projects in the Region that includes Clayton are:

  • Duplication of Cranbourne – Frankston Road in Langwarrin
  • South Road Extension from Warrigal Road to Old Dandenong Road
  • 2010 – $426,000 for the Knight Street / Centre Road Pedestrian Crossing

Boosting Rail Services

  • There have been 160 additional weekly services added on the Pakenham/Cranbourne line since 1999
  • $1 million allocated in 2010 budget to investigate road / rail separation options along the Dandenong Rail Corridor as part of the Victorian Transport Plan commitment to the Separating Roads and Rail Lines Program

Improvements to Local Train Stations include

  • $153 million to rebuild the Westall rail station, extra track between Springvale Road and Centre Road for new services to commence from Westall. This also includes 80+ car park spaces
  • Funding to upgrade Westall station to Premium status – fully staffed from first to last train.
  • Huntingdale Station carpark has been extended

Boosting Bus Services

  • Secured eight new bus routes, a new SmartBus and 10 extended bus services throughout the south eastern suburbs at a cost of more than $40 million.
  • New SmartBus route along Springvale Road between Chelsea and Airport West
  • Three SmartBus routes now travel the electorate.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Since 1999 the State Labor Government has boosted police serving local communities. This has helped to drive the crime rate to record lows across Victoria.

Victorian police numbers have risen from 9,347 in 1999 to over 11,000 with a budgeted increase to more than 13.000 by June 2015.

In Police Service Areas covering the Clayton electorate there are more uniform police and crime rates have fallen.

More Uniform Police

  • In the Dandenong Police Service Area the number of front line police has increased by 24.6% since 1999.
  • In the Kingston Police Service Area the number of front line police has increased by 18.1% since 1999.
  • In the Monash Police Service Area the number of front line police has increased by 3.2% since 1999.

Lower Crime Rates

  • Since 2000/01 the crime rate in the Dandenong Police Service Area has fallen by 28.2%.
  • Since 2000/01 the crime rate in the Kingston Police Service Area has fallen by 35.6%.
  • Since 2000/01 the crime rate in the Monash Police Service Area has fallen by 34%.

Improving Police Infrastructure

  • The old Springvale Police Station has been replaced with a new state of the art police station

Police numbers as at 27 November 1999 and 30 June 2009
Crime figures 2000/014 and 2008/09 financial years
Police infrastructure as at August 2009

 
 
 
 

 


COMMUNITY

  • Lobbied for funding for the new Clayton Community Centre to the amount of 8.1 million dollars (inclusive of MonashLink Community Health Services relocation).
  • Fought to ensure that concrete-crushing recycling is not acceptable in Clayton now or in the future.
  • Ensured $157 million to build the Synchrotron to aid future generations of Clayton residents and Victorians by creating 2500 indirect and direct jobs
  • Fought and continuing to fight to ensure that Federation Park  (property located on Oakleigh South PS site) becomes a reality.
  • $1 million funding towards the Clarinda Community Centre in the City of Kingston
  • $200,000 Springvale Reserve building works Newcomen Road
  • 2010 – $2,490 Vic Health Grant Fioretto Fencing Club
  • 2010 –  $1,900 Vic Health Grant Oakleigh Dragons Junior Football Club
  • 2010 – $1,680 Vic Health Grant Cavaliers Cricket Club
  • 2010 – $100,00 for works at Kanooka Childcare Centre
  • 2010 – $35,000 for works at Norman Fischer (Kallay Street) Kindergarten
  • 2010 – $400,000 Dept. Community Planning & development for the Clayton & Clarinda Strengthening Project

 


SES FUNDING

Through the Community Safety Emergency Support Program, the Brumby Government provides eligible agencies with funds towards buying ancillary safety and rescue equipment to complement their existing infrastructure.

Support for the SES in local government areas in the Clayton electorate through the CSESP program:

GREATER DANDENONG CITY COUNCIL

  • Springvale SES unit – 4×4 rescure vehicle ($19,999 toward a total cost of $29,999)
  • Springvale SES unit – Extension to LHQ ($15,333 toward a total cost of $23,000)

MONASH CITY COUNCIL

  • Oakleigh SES unit – 4×4 multi purpose rescue and support vehicle ($25,573 toward a total cost of $38,360)

CSESP as at January 2009

 
 
 
 

 


LOCAL ECONOMY

In the region(s) which includes the Clayton electorate, the number of people employed has increased since the election of the Labor Government in 1999.

  • There are 368,316 more people employed in the Melbourne Metro politan region than in October 1999.

Regional Labour Force Data quarter end October 1999 to July 2009.


SAFETY