TWEED SHIRE BENEFITS FROM STATE BUDGET
Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George MP is pleased the Tweed Shire has benefited from the State Budget handed down today.
Funding will be provided for the following –
- $1.5 million to Tweed Byron & Ballina Community Transport Inc Home & Community Care
- $115,000 to Tweed Byron & Ballina Community Transport Inc Community Transport Program
- $43,000 to continue the refurbishment of the Murwillumbah Government Office Building
The Government will also provide $100,000 in additional funding for the 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.
$220 million will be invested to retain patient services and $107 million to maintain pensioner concessions - after the termination of National Partnership Agreements with the Federal Government.
The NSW Government has increased the NSW Family Energy Rebate to $150 per year from 1 July, up from $125.
“The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government was elected to put downward pressure on the cost of living through the NSW 2021 plan and that is what we’re delivering,” Mr George said.
“This money is to help some of the most disadvantaged in our community.
“The Low Income Household Rebate will increase to $235 per year, up from $225 and will be funded with $193 million in 2014-15. This is available to eligible Commonwealth concession card holders.
“The Lismore electorate will benefit from this important infrastructure and community funding, which will assist our area,” Mr George said.