STATE BUDGET

State Budget 1999

STATE BUDGET

June 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 following -

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 Kyogle-Murwillumbah Road
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 Casino
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.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577