Tamworth is set to receive a multi-million dollar funding boost to provide new infrastructure, support local jobs and stimulate the local economy following the release of the NSW budget.
NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said this budget delivered on key funding projects that will see investment and jobs grow in communities across the electorate
“Our farming sector is the big winner and will benefit from the injection of $5.8 million for a world-class Food and Fibre facility at Tamworth’s Calala Agricultural Centre. The funding will go towards the construction of buildings to house state-of-the-art breeding facilities,” Mr Anderson said.
“The $53 million Gunnedah Hospital upgrade receives a boost with the budget delivering on much-needed planning money.
“It’s expected that the cost of preliminary planning will be approximately $500,000 and I’ll be pushing for the work to begin as soon as possible.
“$4.2 million has also been allocated for the Gunnedah Saleyards redevelopment, as part of a $14 million project.
“Work will continue on building a better ‘Banksia’ as mental health continues to be a major focus of the NSW Nationals in the state government.
“I am especially pleased with the $10 million allocation to Werris Creek Road. This is a major arterial route especially for local farmers, but also for local residents and travellers.
“Rangari Road receives a boost with $1.4 million to top up the $9 million already allocated so the design works can continue and work on the upgrade can start on the road as soon as possible.
“The injection of $9 million for a new off-stream water storage project in Walcha will boost the local economy and help secure the town’s water into the future.
“While these key projects are announced today, as part of the NSW 2020-21 Budget, I have pushed hard all year to bring forward stimulus packages to keep our communities in jobs during the COVID pandemic.
“Today’s announcements further boost the massive investment this electorate has received throughout 2020.
“We are fortunate to live in such a great region and know the NSW Nationals in the state government continue to support us through millions of dollars in funding.”
“I look forward to seeing the money spent and the projects ‘on the ground’ for the benefit of the entire community.”
For more information about the NSW Government’s 2020/21 Budget, please go to budget.nsw.gov.au.