Backing Leslie Williams in Port Macquarie
NSW Premier Mike Baird and Deputy Premier Troy Grant today outlined the clear choice facing the mid North Coast region on March 28. Mr Baird said Leslie Williams is a local champion and crucial member of the NSW Government team.
“I need Leslie Williams re-elected in Port Macquarie to keep NSW working,” Mr Baird said.
“Leslie Williams has secured the expansion of the Port Macquarie Base Hospital Mental Health unit that will improve health care in the region for future generations.”
Mr Grant said NSW Labor cannot be trusted to deliver for the regions.
“Port Macquarie must never forget the 16 years of Labor failures and broken promises,” Mr Grant said.
“Just four years ago the people of the Port Macquarie electorate got rid of a rotten Labor Government, and we simply cannot afford to turn back.
“Leslie Williams is a strong advocate for the Port Macquarie electorate and the community needs her in parliament to deliver real results,” Mr Grant said.
Mrs Williams welcomed the announcements made at the campaign launch and said she will always fight to ensure the Port Macquarie electorate gets its fair share.
“I am determined to fight right up until 6pm on 28 March for the people of the Port Macquarie electorate,” Mrs Williams said.
“People of the Port Macquarie region deserve world class hospitals, schools, roads and trains.”
A re-elected Liberals & Nationals Government with Leslie Williams will deliver:
- $15 million to expand mental health facilities at Port Macquarie Base Hospital;
- $240,000 towards the upgrade and expansion of Port Macquarie’s adult cochlear implant centre;
- Over $7 million to improve sewerage for Comboyne and Telegraph Point;
- Renewal of the 30 year old XPT fleet with faster, safer and more reliable trains cutting travel time to Sydney, with WIFI and a full service offering to boost regional tourism opportunities;
- Keep country poles and wires in public hands;
- Increase the Regional Industries and Investment Fund, and spend $75 million to deliver tens of thousands of new jobs in country areas;
- $1 million for 100 new regional scholarships for emerging young artists and performers aged 18-25;
- $25 million mobile phone black spots package – the first time a NSW government has contributed to improving mobile phone coverage in the bush;
- $15 million for local land care groups for projects that protect our natural environment and increase agricultural production; and
- Ensure local jobs and training is maximised in Government procurement.