State Budget 1999
Member for Lismore, Thomas George, today said he would be closely scrutinising
this year's State Budget, which is due to be handed down on Tuesday 22 June.
"During the past couple of weeks I have been collating information concerning
projects in the Electorate that should be receiving either ongoing or new
funding as promised by the Carr Government," Mr George said.
Mr George will be particularly looking for the Carr Government's support for the
1. $400,000 for a pedestrian underpass and bus
interchange near Trinity College
2. $600,000 for a fire training centre for Lismore
3. New SES computer systems
4. A new fire engine for Kyogle
5. $365,000 for the upgrade work on the
6. $190,000 for pain management services in Lismore
7. Maintenance funding for the rail underpass at Kyogle
8. 24 hour policing Thursday, Friday & Saturday in
9. New National Parks & Wildlife Service jobs
"Following recent speculation that the Area Assistance Scheme would be
abolished, I can assure constituents I will be monitoring this closely to make
sure Minister Refshauge keeps his promise to the Members of the Legislative
Assembly in answer to my question to continue these grants," Mr George said.
"I call on the Carr Government to isolate the Lismore Electorate from any cuts
in this year's Budget as we still require assistance for a new Police Station in
Lismore, the Drug & Alcohol Detoxification Centre, a Multi-Purpose Service
facility for Nimbin & Kyogle and the Lismore-Nimbin, Summerland Way and
Woodenbong-Legume Roads." Mr George concluded.