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.