What the 2020 state budget means for Victorians
The Victorian Government has pitched an ambitious plan for the 2020 budget.
RACV general manager of corporate affairs, Bryce Prosser says the 2020 budget, the biggest in the state’s history, aims to provide a springboard to create jobs, strengthen communities and boost Victoria’s energy resilience.
He says, given RACV’s own substantial commitment to renewable power through RACV Solar, it is encouraging to see the government’s $1.6-billion investment in a raft of clean energy measures, including rebates to help Victorian households and businesses switch to solar and more efficient appliances.
A $1.6-billion investment in renewable energy, including generous rebates, will help Victorians cut power bills by supporting them to make the switch to solar and energy efficient appliances.
RACV has long been a strong advocate for many of these initiatives, which will not only give people a much greater choice in how they get around but also set up Victoria for a cleaner energy future.
Substantial investment in public transport, including the Airport Rail Link and the Suburban Rail Loop, as well as funding for new electric vehicles infrastructure, also put long-term clean energy solutions at the centre of the government’s plans to rebuild the economy, says Bryce.
“RACV has long been a strong advocate for many of these initiatives, which will not only give people a much greater choice in how they get around but also set up Victoria for a cleaner energy future.”
RACV is encouraged by the budget’s focus on strengthening communities, through investment in social housing, stimulating regional tourism and funding grassroots infrastructure projects, such as community playgrounds and safer roads.
We asked RACV’s policy experts to shed some light on the budget announcements.
$9 million will go towards new fast-charging infrastructure for electric cars.
$148 million will go towards improving local infrastructure and community facilities.