The NSW Nationals in the state government’s 2021/22 budget has delivered more than $218 million for the Tamworth electorate with key funding being delivered for several major projects across the electorate.
NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said it was great to see the Government once again deliver for our community.
“The budget confirms that this government’s focus and investment in the Tamworth Electorate. We have several major projects that have been driving investment and confidence in Tamworth and it’s great to see funding continuing to flow,” Mr Anderson said.
From roadworks to education, health, agriculture and front-line services this budget will keep our people in jobs and boost confidence.”
• Gunnedah hospital – $500,000
• Gunnedah Saleyards – $14m
• Goonoo Goonoo Road – $2.37m
• Tamworth social housing – $1.65m
• Tamworth Ag institute – $8.85m
• Tamworth TAFE Shared Services Centre – $2.75m
• Rangari Road – $8m
• Werris Creek Road – $9m
• Tamworth Jockey Club – $2.4m
“It’s great to see further funding for the new Dungowan Dam. This project is responsible for securing our future water needs and underpins the industrial and manufacturing boom in Tamworth and I am looking forward to seeing the completion of the EIS and business case later this year,” Mr Anderson said.
“There is a significant investment in health across the electorate. Gunnedah Hospital now has funding to draw up detailed plans, Tamworth’s new Ambulance Station is well on its way with a site to be announced soon, and the new Banksia Mental Health Unit continues to be a priority in health infrastructure.
“We have $23.5 million for roads around the Tamworth Electorate which includes $2.47 million for the Goonoo Goonoo Road duplication.
“Rangari road and other important connectors continue to receive funding.
“More broadly, it’s great to see this government focusing on the stretched social housing system, including $1.6 million for Tamworth. We need a plan for social and affordable social housing in the Tamworth Electorate, and I will be looking to tap into this funding so that we can work with councils and housing providers to help ease our stretched housing market.
“This budget backs our fight for our fair share and these are the projects that will change people’s lives and improve their day-to-day living.”