Nationals Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey says the 2022 NSW Budget will help families and business to secure a brighter future for the region.
“The region has been through enormous challenges over the past few years, and this budget offers support, stronger services, and strategic reform,” Ms Pavey said.
“These projects and initiatives reflect the needs of the people of our region and will help encourage our communities to develop, grow and improve.”
Ms Pavey said housing, education, health and critical road and energy infrastructure are at the heart of the transformative reform-driven NSW budget.
Projects that have been allocated major funding include:
- $56.4 million for a four-day Dorrigo Escarpment Great Walk which will increase access and attract an extra 200,000 visitors to the region.
• $41 million for Restart NSW Fund and Projects
• $2.5 million to refurbish the heritage section of KDH for Community Health
• $506,000 for Regional Job Creation Fund
• $375,000 for Aboriginal Housing
• $201,000 for Social Housing
“The NSW Government is also committing to funding projects that protect our iconic coast and estuaries and support stronger coastal communities and industries,” Ms Pavey said.
“There is also $156.3 million for the regional road network, matched by the Commonwealth Government, to strengthen long-term resilience for regional communities with a priority on supporting those on the NSW North Coast.
“The $27 million NSW Government 2022-23 Budget is delivered in challenging economic conditions but is a blueprint for creating opportunities and helping people prosper.”
To find out more on the budget visit https://www.budget.nsw.gov.au/budget-papers/regional-nsw