The NSW Nationals in the state government have delivered vital funding in the 2021-22 NSW Budget to support the recovery and future prosperity of regional communities following drought, bushfires, floods and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Duty MLC for Barwon Sam Farraway said the people of Western NSW are set to benefit from $16.81 million invested into the Narrabri Industrial & Logistics Hubs thanks to the community working together with the NSW Nationals in the state government to create a safer and stronger future.
“Today I can announce $1.6 million will be invested for the Cobar Ward Oval and Community Hub project as part of the 2020-21 NSW budget, ensuring our communities have access to the same world-class facilities as those in the city,” Mr Farraway said.
“The NSW Nationals in the state government are also delivering $27.4 million to continue sealing the Cobb Highway and the Silver City Highway to ensure better connectivity for businesses and families, whether transporting food and fibre or tourists travelling through Western NSW.
“This year’s Budget also sees $37.83 Million invested into building the new Wee Waa High School, ensuring quality education options for our kids, so they don’t have to leave home or travel to a metropolitan area to get the education they deserve.”
Deputy Premier and Leader of the NSW Nationals John Barilaro said more jobs and infrastructure builds will be delivered through the 2021-22 NSW Budget, to help our regions move through recovery and build on the benefits of regional living.
“Off the back of devastating drought, bushfires and floods, there has never been a more crucial time to support regional NSW by providing job opportunities, new and improved infrastructure and community-backed projects,” Mr Barilaro said.
“This budget has a strong focus on job creating infrastructure builds to ensure local economies remain strong and regional NSW continues to be a fantastic place to live and work. This is the NSW Nationals in the state government delivering for our regions.”
Highlights from the 2021-22 NSW Budget include;
• $4.5 million for sealing Pooncarie Road in far west NSW
• $3.4 million to deliver new and upgraded social and affordable housing for Aboriginal communities in Walgett, Wilcannia & Broken Hill
• $3.2 million for the Bourke Police station upgrade
• $5 million for Nyngan & Cobar Water Security
• $1 million for the detailed business case for the Nyngan to Cobar Pipeline project (as part of a commonwealth agreement)
• $246 million to extend and expand the Regional Seniors Travel Card for another 2 years
• $150 million for the Mouse Control Package
• $75 million for Round Eight of Resources for Regions program
• $100 million for Regional Job Creation Fund
For more information, please go to budget.nsw.gov.au.