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A future train station at Langwarrin - Community Drop-In Session   



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The 2014/15 Victorian Budget Overview

The 2014/15 Victorian Budget Overview provides a summary of the State's economic and fiscal outlook, budget initiatives and the Coalition Government's strategic priorities and objectives.

It contains the Treasurer's message, information about the Victorian economy and strategic approaches to strengthening Victoria's position

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Artist’s impression of the new Frankston Hospital emergency department expected to be completed in late 2014
"Great news for Western Port and Langwarrin communities"

The massive expansion of the Frankston Hospital is now underway. Once completed it will make an enormous difference to Victoria’s health network and particularly to health service available to residents of the Hastings Electorate; including the communities of Langwarrin, Baxter, Somerville, Pearcedale, Tyabb, Hastings, Bittern, Crib Point, Somers and Balnarring.

The Frankston Hospital emergency department is one of the busiest in the State, managing close to 59,000 attendances per year including more than 20,000 ambulance presentations annually.

Member for Hastings, Neale Burgess said: "This redevelopment will more than double the size of the existing emergency department at the Frankston Hospital and will include three new hospital wards which will add a further 92 beds"
Mr Burgess added: "This massive upgrade is great news for residents of the Western Port and Langwarrin areas."
This upgrade will make an enormous difference in terms of helping patients move efficiently through the emergency department and into a ward.

Once built, the emergency department would ensure that locals get the clinical support and health services they need, now and in the future

The Victorian Coalition Government, along with the Department of Health, and Peninsula Health are working together with the community to address capacity issues at Frankston hospital and ensure locals get the health services they need.

The $81 million worth of funding will expand the intensive care unit, and construct a new four-level building on site (see artist's impression), which includes:

· two new 32 bed wards to increase surgical and medical multi-day inpatient bed capacity on site;

· a new and expanded emergency department at Frankston Hospital;

· 24 additional short stay beds;

· 2 additional intensive care unit beds

· 2 additional special care nursery cots; and

· a refurbished emergency department at Frankston Hospital to provide for expanded ambulatory services.

The Frankston Hospital Redevelopment project is expected to be completed in December 2014.

Construction Begins on new $4 million Somerville Technical College

I was very pleased to have the opportunity of turning the first sod at the construction site of Somerville’s new $4 million Technical College.The Somerville Technical College is being built beside the Somerville Secondary College and adjacent to the Somerville Rise Primary School.The Technical Education Centre will pro... (20-Nov)

$250,000 for Pearcedale Night Football & Cricket Lights & Scoreboard

Member for Hastings, Neale Burgess has announced that a re-elected Napthine Government will provide $250,000 to the Pearcedale Football & Netball and Cricket Clubs to install lighting at the Pearcedale Recreation Reserve that will allow night football and night cricket to be played there. The funding will also allow th... (19-Nov)

$500,000 For Langwarrin Pavilion Extension, Night Football & Cricket Lights & Scoreboard

Member for Hastings, Neale Burgess has announced that a re-elected Napthine Government will provide $500,000 to the Langwarrin Football & Netball and Cricket Clubs to add a balcony and lift to their pavilion at Lloyd Park and install lighting to allow night football and night cricket to be played there.The funding will... (19-Nov)

Recreational Fishing Grants Program 2013/14

The Victorian Government is pleased to support Victoria's recreational fishing s... (01-Oct)

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