Since the Federal Labor Government was elected in 2007, Harry has secured funding for:
Local jobs and the economy - with more than $665 million to stimulate the local region's economy, including upgrades and repairs to schools, social housing units and recreation and sporting facilities.
Health - A new $3.7 million South Morang GP Super Clinic will be built in the rapidly growing City of Whittlesea. The service will include privately and publicly provided primary care services based around a general practice employing 12 GPs.
Former PM, Kevin Rudd, recently signed a MOU with other Super Clinic consortium members.
A first class research facility will now be located at the Northern Hospital, Epping. The Rudd Government has allocated $14 million to assist in the training and retraining of health professionals. Harry has advocated strongly for this project from its inception, as this project is critical to meet the growing health needs of our community.
Schools - a record investment of $101.9 million for local government schools to build much needed infrastructure like libraries, sporting facilities, class rooms, halls and science centres.
Further education and training – two local secondary schools now have Trades Training Centres to help young people engage in skilled trades training.
The Australian Government has invested $9.5 million to the Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE, Epping Campus to support training for green jobs in Scullin
Establishment of a new Institute for Molecular Science at La Trobe University’s Bundoora campus – with a $64.1 million investment by the Federal Government.
Community building - a significant investment in local community infrastructure through the Nation Building Program.
Farm Vigano is being redevelopment with a $2.45 million Federal Government contribution for new Community and Cultural Centre.
20 local infrastructure projects have also been funded, including new playgrounds, bicycle and pedestrian paths, and improvements to local pre-schools and kindergartens.
Whittlesea Community Legal Centre is now funded by the Federal Government for its Community Legal Service program. Funding of $288,463 is being provided over three years.
Housing - 34 new affordable rental homes will be built in the electorate for low and middle income families and 53 public houses will be upgraded or undergo repairs, increasing the supply of affordable housing and improving the quality of life of public housing tenants.
Road infrastructure improved with $2.2 million to fix four black spots in Scullin and $900 million to upgrade the Western Ring Road with capacity and safety improvements at key locations.