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NSW Budget keeps Oxley moving

Melinda Pavey, NSW Member for Oxley, has praised the NSW Budget as a big boost to Oxley infrastructure as the re-elected Baird/Grant Government allocated $696.8m in Roads funding, $24.6m in Health capital works programs including starting the planning for the new $50m Macksville Hospital and $7.5m to begin the planning to replace the ageing XPT fleet.

"This is a great day for Oxley and the state of NSW. The Nationals are committed to investing in Regional NSW and today we have delivered on that promise." Mrs Pavey said.

"We have seen record spending on infrastructure across the state whilst delivering the biggest surplus in NSW history"
 
Mrs Pavey said the hard work of the NSW Government over the last four years is now benefiting everyone across the state, including the mid-north coast.
 
“The strong NSW economy combined with the new Restart NSW program will launch a $20 billion boost to our economic activity." She said.
 
In this Budget the State will fund an average of $10.3 billion a year on infrastructure over the forward estimates, with state infrastructure spending in NSW over four years a record $68.6 billion, including major health, transport and schools projects in the Oxley electorate, as indicated:
 
Health

  • $1.5m for detailed planning of the Macksville Hospital upgrade, with $15m reserved in the Restart NSW program and $35 million from the Capital Works budget over forward estimates for next-stage works
  • $21.3m to complete Kempsey Hospital stage 1
  • $1.8m for Kempsey Ambulance Station
  • $3.5m for Wauchope Ambulance Station Upgrade (Forward Est.)

Social

  • $1.27m in social housing upgrades
  • $380,000 in Aboriginal Housing works in Kempsey shire

Roads

  • Pacific Highway:
    • $123m to complete the Frederickton to Eungai Upgrade
    • $190m to continue work on Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads Upgrade
    • $185m to continue work on Nambucca Heads to Urunga Upgrade
    • $90m to continue work on Kundabung to Kempsey Upgrade
    • $69m to continue Oxley Highway to Kundabung Upgrade
    • $9.2m in Land acquisitions
  • Waterfall Way:
    • $2m pavement upgrade east of Bellingen
    • $450,000 for drainage upgrades between Bellingen and Dorrigo
    • $100,000 for Bellingen CBD pedestrian and cycling connections, intersection and pavements treatment
  • Oxley Highway:
    • $4m route review and safety program
    • $1.2m pavement works west of Wauchope
    • $336,000 for drainage works east of mount seaview
    • $220,000 slip repair and drainage mount seaview
    • $300,000 for Wauchope pedestrian facilities in CBD
  • Council road maintenance funding (incl. Grants and other programs):
    • $2m in grants for Kempsey Shire Council
    • $630,000 in grants for Nambucca Shire Council
    • $512,000 in grants for PMHC
    • $315,000 in grants for Bellingen Shire
    • $737,000 for Armidale Road projects (Kempsey Shire)
    • $216,000 for Grassy Head Road
    • $359,000 for 2 Kempsey Roundabouts
    • $108,000 for pedestrian improvements in Smith St Kempsey
    • $341,000 for Short Cut Road, Urunga
  • Other:
    • $2.1m for restoration of natural disaster damage to roads and bridges
    • $8.5m in routine maintenance

Transport:

  • Rail:
    • $7.5m for planning the XPT fleet replacement
  • Community Transport:
    • $1.6m for Hastings-Macleay Community Transport programs

$1.8m for Coffs, Bellingen and Nambucca Community Transport Programs

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