BUDGET TO REBUILD NSW INCLUDES HEALTH, TRANSPORT AND DISABILITY SERVICES BOOST FOR LISMORE

BUDGET TO REBUILD NSW INCLUDES HEALTH, TRANSPORT AND DISABILITY SERVICES BOOST FOR LISMORE

Tuesday 6 September 2011

The Liberals & Nationals’ first Budget delivered today is about rebuilding New South Wales, including improved health, transport and disability services and roads for the people of Lismore, said Member for Lismore, Thomas George.

“Rebuilding NSW means repairing what was left behind, improving services and building the infrastructure the people of NSW need,” Mr George said.

"The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is very conscious that if we don’t get expenses under control, there are no funds to fix the services people rely on every day.”

Mr George said the Budget delivers an additional 900 teachers, 2475 nurses and 550 police officers and a record infrastructure investment to address the building backlog left by Labor.

Spending on hospitals and health capital works over the next four years is $4.7 billion – 50 per cent higher than over the last four years.

“Locally, $4 million has been allocated in this years budget to deliver plans for Stage 3 of Lismore Base Hospital."

“A feasibility study for North Coast Rail will go ahead at a cost of $2 million to look at reinstating services on the Casino to Murwillumbah line, including integration with the wider regional transport network.”

Additional expenditure in the Lismore electorate includes:

“The Budget also includes a five-year $2 billion program for disability services. Locally this means over $1 million in new disability facilities including five-bed co-located accommodation in Lismore for people with high support needs.

“The NSW Liberals & Nationals’ first Budget delivers on our commitments and starts the process of rebuilding the State.”

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