The 2020-21 NSW Budget is the blueprint for creating and supporting jobs, economic growth and prosperity as the government charts a course out of the pandemic, NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh says.
Mr Singh said regional areas like the Coffs Coast are the primary beneficiaries of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s record billions of dollars of investment in key areas such as infrastructure, health, education, and the livelihoods of local families.
“Local residents will benefit from the $100 Out and About vouchers which will stimulate our hospitality and cultural economy, as well as providing much-needed relief for families,” Mr Singh said.
“Payroll tax relief and small business grants are at the Budget’s forefront, providing billions of dollars in support.
“An unprecedented year such as the one we’ve had here on the Coffs Coast with bushfires, floods and COVID-19 demands an unprecedented funding program, which is what the NSW Nationals in the state government are delivering.”
Budget highlights for the Coffs Coast include:
• $135m for early works for the Coffs Harbour Bypass (State and Federal funded)
• $72.6m (as part of a $194 million project) for the expansion of Coffs Harbour Hospital
• $5.7m upgrades for TAFE NSW Coffs Harbour Education Campus (total value $16.6m)
• $5m Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore Precinct ($20m total)
• Funding for boat ramp planning, design and construction
• $5m Construct new slipway in Coffs Harbour
• $10m Coffs Harbour Airport (Economic Activation Fund)
• $2.3m Aboriginal Housing Office Capital Works
• $1.2m Lees Bridge Karangi Replacement
“This Budget will be delivering significant outcomes for the Coffs Coast community for many years to come,” Mr Singh said.
For more information about the NSW Government’s 2020-21 Budget, please go to budget.nsw.gov.au.