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Upper Hunter to benefit from historic $7.5 billion for NSW Roads, Maritime & Freight in 2015-16 Budget

Michael Johnsen MP Member for Upper Hunter has announced Upper Hunter Electorate will receive it’s share as part of the historic $7.5 billion investment in this year’s NSW Budget to build and repair road, maritime and freight networks across the state.

“Of the record $7.5 billion Budget, more than $4.1 billion is being injected into rural and regional infrastructure,” Mr. Johnsen said.

“The local communities in the Upper Hunter electorate will receive a major funding boost to support key projects, including:

  • New England & Golden Highway Intersection                           
  • Muswellbrook Bypass                                                                      
  • Singleton Bypass                                                                             
  • Gowrie Gates rail underpass –Singleton                                     
  • Scone Bypass                                                                       
  • Upgrades on N/E Highway between Aberdeen & Willow Tree

“NSW local government will also receive $326 million in grants over the next 12 months to help upgrade and maintain council owned road and bridge infrastructure.

“$1.9 billion will be invested into work to continue fast tracking major upgrades, of which the New England Highway is one.

“The 2015-16 Budget brings the overall funding commitment in roads, maritime and freight since March 2011 to $27.5 billion with $19.5 billion of this being invested in regional NSW – the largest series of investments in the state’s history.

“NSW Government’s continued historic investment into upgrading and maintaining regional infrastructure is working to reverse decades of Labor’s under-investment and neglect in country NSW,” Mr. Johnsen said.

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