The NSW Nationals in the state government have set the stage for the State’s prosperity, delivering a transformational budget that will secure a brighter future for the Coffs Coast by supporting families and businesses.
Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh has welcomed the 2022-23 NSW Budget’s blueprint for reform to create opportunity and help our people prosper.
“This Budget takes the lessons of COVID-19, fire and floods, and builds on a decade of responsible economic management to deliver a brighter future for the people of the Coffs Coast,” Mr Singh said.
“I’m particularly pleased we’re investing $29.6 million over three years in new and upgraded TAFE NSW facilities at the Coffs Harbour Education Campus to boost skills training locally.”
Budget highlights include:
• $33 billion investment in health and recruiting more than 10,000 full-time equivalent staff to hospitals, NSW Ambulance and health services across the State
• $16.5 billion over 10 years to break the barriers to opportunity for women and help give our children the best start in life, including by investing in affordable and accessible childcare and creating a universal year of prekindergarten in the year before school
• more than $7.2 billion in cost-of-living measures, including the Premier’s Back to School program and new Energy Bill Buster Program
• $2.8 billion to help more families find a place to call home, including $728.6 million for tax reform to help people own their first home
• $1.2 billion to establish the Transmission Acceleration Facility, which will unlock massive investments in our electricity system and build our renewable energy zones—the power stations of the future
• A $500 million commitment to deliver on the NSW Government’s Fast Rail vision
This Budget also provides comprehensive measures to boost family budgets, and support for communities impacted by floods.