Budget delivers more infrastructure for Clarence & Richmond Valleys
The NSW Liberals and Nationals Government's latest Budget delivers great health and road infrastructure for the Clarence and Richmond Valleys, according to local Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis.
“This is a Budget that delivers on our election commitments to locals, especially in the case of a new Health One Centre at Coraki, a start on the $7 million new outpatient unit at Grafton Hospital, further progress on the second Grafton Bridge and the replacement bridge over Sportsman's creek,” Mr Gulaptis said.
“This coming year the Government will spend a record $415 million on the Pacific Highway or more than $1.1 million every day.”
“As promised only last week, the Budget commits the Government to building a new 600-bed jail on a greenfield site at Grafton which will provide hundreds of good permanent local jobs.”
“On the wider economic front the Budget is in healthy surplus, which means we can repay more of the debt racked up by earlier Labor Governments and invest more in key services.”
“That has allowed us to again increase funding for public schools, continue to increase police and nurse numbers and provide more help for disadvantaged people and pensioners with their electricity bills.”