STATE BUDGET CONTINUES MASSIVE FUNDING FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS, HEALTH AND TRANSPORT
Written on the 27 June 2018 by Kevin Conolly
Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly is delighted to announce that the NSW state budget delivered today allows people all over the state to benefit from the responsible financial management and discipline of the Liberal Government over the last 7 years.
"Not only is the Government continuing its record investments in transport and hospital infrastructure but this year's budget continues by the record investment in education set in last year's budget," said Mr Conolly.
Some of the highlights for Riverstone electorate and the region are:
$75 million has been allocated for land acquisition for the planned Rouse Hill Hospital;
$31.5 million to upgrade Boundary Road and McCulloch Street to two lanes in each direction between Schofields Road and Cranbourne Street;
$4 million for an extension of Boundary Road;
Funding for the 2 new primary schools to be built in the Alex Avenue precinct and in the Marsden Park area;
Funding for the 4 school upgrade projects under way at Quakers Hill East Public School, Riverbank Public School, Schofields Public School and Riverstone High School;
$24.5 million for Riverstone Wastewater Treatment Plant Amplification, Stage 1;
$2.5 million to finalise the Schofields Road project;
$4.5 million to construct 60 additional car spaces at Schofields Station, including lighting;
$26.8 million for the upgrade Hambledon Road currently under way;
$22 million for the Memorial Avenue upgrade project which includes an improved intersection at Sunnyholt Road and Old Windsor Road.
The government has also announced $500 million to air condition almost half the schools in the state.
There will more be more police, nurses, teachers, paramedics and midwives as a result of budget commitments.
"And of course the North West Metro is on track to open in 2019," Mr Conolly said.
"Only the Berejiklian Liberal government could have delivered these outcomes because of the hard work of budget repair over the last 7 years. Labor has opposed all the measures which have made the funding available for these initiatives.
"If Labor policies had been followed, none of these achievements would have been possible".
Author: Kevin Conolly
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