NSW Budget delivers for Tweed Hospitals, Schools, Roads and Police
The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government's latest Budget delivers for core State responsibilities in the Tweed, including the Tweed Hospital, Tweed schools, Tweed roads and the construction of a new Tweed Heads police station, according to Tweed Nationals MP, Geoff Provest.
“The Budget commits to beginning the major redevelopment of the Tweed Hospital announced earlier this year; it delivers record funding for Tweed public schools and more funding for Tweed independent schools; it funds road upgrades and reseals across the shire; and it commits a further $13 million in the coming year to build the new Tweed Heads Police Station,” Mr Provest said.
“Just as importantly it confirms the Government has reached its objective of making NSW Number One again, meaning more jobs on the way for young people and better prospects for Tweed small business.”
Mr Provest said he was particularly pleased about the police station news.
“This funding will enable construction to start on the new $25.2 million project,” he said.
“This has been a long time coming for my local community and I’m pleased construction on the new station could begin as early as the second half of this year,” Mr Provest said.
"This project has had a few delays, with changes to both location and design, but now it's time to get the work started.”
“As confirmed by the latest crime statistics, Tweed police do a terrific job protecting the community and they deserve the best facilities in order to continue to do their job now and into the future.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Police Troy Grant said the new station will be a boost for the local community who have been patient for a long time.
“The new station will be built with state-of-the-art equipment to ensure it meets the needs of a growing population,” Mr Grant said.
“I applaud Geoff Provest for his tireless efforts in securing this funding for his local community.”