Written on the 17 June 2014 by Kevin Conolly

The 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:
• More than $863 million on the 36 kilometre North West Rail Link – a project promised, cancelled and promised by Labor for over a decade. The NSW Liberals & Nationals are building it
• More than $103 million to complete the South West Rail Link from Glenfield to Leppington – a     project being delivered a year ahead of schedule and $300 million under budget
• $398 million for the WestConnex Motorway – the largest road project in the country
• $4.6 million for strategic planning for the M9 Outer Sydney Orbital 
• $81 million to continue the redevelopment of Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals
• $800,000 for dual right turn bays on Sunnyholt Road into Stanhope Parkway, Stanhope Gardens
• Expanded bus services in 2014/2015 financial year for routes T65, 602X, 607X, 616X and T63

Mr Conolly said the Budget also increases the threshold for the $15,000 First Home Owners Grant, to help more first home buyers get into the housing market sooner.

“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


I am honoured to have been elected as your Parliamentary representative in my capacity as the Member for Riverstone.

As your voice in the NSW Parliament, I will fight tirelessly for the local and state issues that affect you.

Through this website, I will keep you up to date with the latest news.

I am committed to working tirelessly to deliver the infrastructure and services needed in our local area.

You can also use this website to contact me if you have any questions, concerns or views that you might like to raise with me.

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