I was very pleased with last week’s record NSW Budget.
The NSW Government today unveiled a robust 2017-18 Budget position that will continue record levels of investment in social infrastructure like hospitals and schools, laying the foundations for communities across New South Wales to flourish.
This Budget continues our commitment to Lismore Base Hospital Stages 3a & 3b, with over $27 million this financial year to continue the redevelopment and $5 million towards the $52 million Stage 3c, which includes the ICU.
The Far North Coast community will benefit from round-the-clock availability of the NSW Ambulance helicopters located at the Lismore base, thanks to funding for an additional doctor and paramedic.
Funds have been allocated to develop and improve the educational offering for local high school students in Lismore & Murwillumbah.
The project is part of the NSW Government’s record commitment to education across the state, which will see a record $4.2 billion invested into new and existing school projects over the next four years.
I look forward to working with the school communities to ensure we are providing the best learning opportunities for local students.
In addition to health and education, the following funding has been provided –
- $5.514 million to Lismore, Tweed, Tenterfield & Kyogle councils for local road maintenance;
- $23.963 million to continue construction of the new Tabulam Bridge;
- $1.7 million for pavement repair on the Summerland Way, Wiangaree;
- $1.487 million social housing upgrades;
- $2.93 million community transport