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Investment $26.5 million
The Victorian Government is bolstering our ambulance system to ensure all Victorians receive lifesaving care when they need it. We are funding faster response times, more paramedics, more vehicles and better stations.
As a result of our record investment, statewide ambulance response times are at their best level in 5 years.
What will the money be used for?
The 2017/18 Budget includes investments for:
Investments in our ambulance services
Building on our investment of $526 million in November 2016, a further $26.5 million will help our ambulances respond to every emergency even sooner.
Following the tragic deaths of 9 people last year, this Budget invests $15.6 million in preparing for future thunderstorm asthma and other extreme weather events.
This includes education campaigns to help people prepare for extreme weather and investment in better pollen monitoring and research to prevent future outbreaks.