NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead today declared the Myall Lakes as a ‘massive winner’ following the release of the 2021-22 NSW Budget.
The NSW Nationals in the state government have delivered vital funding to support the recovery and future prosperity of regional communities following drought, bushfires, floods and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr Bromhead said people of Myall Lakes are set to benefit from upgrades to roads, our train station and hospital 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 $8.6 million will come from the 2021-22 budget for the Manning Base Hospital as part of the Stage 2 redevelopment.” Mr Bromhead said.
“In addition to this, Forster public hospital is in the budget documents.
“$2.267 million will be invested for continued upgrades at Taree Rail Station. This funding is part of the Transport Access Program which will improve access for those with a disability, limited mobility and parents with prams.\
“The NSW Nationals in the state government are also delivering over $9 million to upgrade the Taree Northern Gateway Roundabout. This is part of the $15 million commitment from State government to the Gateway which is a key freight hub and entry into our region from the north.
“While $2.4 million will be spent on social housing. We know just how important it is to put a roof over the heads of those who need it most. The NSW Government is leading the country in a social housing revolution, in the last nine years, social housing stock has increased by 10 per cent.
“This is in addition to the $100 Learn to Swim voucher for children aged three to six in NSW. This gives children access to swimming lessons as part of the NSW Government’s $44 million program, which makes a huge difference and could help save lives.”
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;
• $8.6 million as part of $100 million Stage 2 upgrade of Manning Base Hospital
• Forster Public Hospital in budget documents
• $1.7 million new supply of social housing as part of $2.4 million commitment
• $2.267 million for continued upgrades at Taree Rail Station
• Over $9 million to Taree Northern Gateway roundabout
• $12.5 million for council to undertake local road improvements
• Learn to Swim vouchers making swimming lessons available to every pre-school child aged three to six.
For more information, please go to budget.nsw.gov.au.