BUDGET DELIVERS FOR RIVERSTONE
Written on the 17 June 2014 by Kevin ConollyThe 2014-15 Budget delivers on the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s commitment to boost infrastructure and services in Riverstone with significant investments in transport, health and roads.
Member for Riverstone, Kevin Conolly MP said after three years repairing Labor’s mess, the NSW Budget is powerfully positioned to deliver the services people are right to expect.“When we came to office in 2011 – NSW lagged on all economic fronts,” Mr Conolly said.
“We were lagging on jobs growth, productivity, housing approvals and business confidence.“In three short years we have seen NSW rise again to become the powerhouse of the nation – we are growing three times the rate of Queensland and Victoria, housing approvals are at their highest levels in over a decade and the unemployment rate is the second lowest in the nation.”
Mr Conolly said the 2014-15 Budget includes funding for the following projects:
“We want to make it easy as we can to help first-time buyers get the keys to their new home – that’s why we’re increasing the threshold to $750,000 – an increase of $100,000,” Kevin Conolly said.
“We’re also providing $100,000 in additional funding for the Riverstone electorate through the Community Building Partnership program. This will allow more community groups and councils to receive funding that will provide positive social, recreational and environmental outcomes in the local community.
Applications can be made at www.communitybuildingpartnership.nsw.gov.au and close Friday, 18th July.Mr Conolly said he is proud to be part of a government that is building for the future and places the needs of the community first.
Author: Kevin Conolly
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