ANDERSON WELCOMES STRONG INVESTMENT TO BUILD A BETTER REGION
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has welcomed the 2016-17 NSW State Budget with $56.3million being directly allocated to the Tamworth electorate
Mr Anderson said this continued investment is a real sign that the NSW Government recognises the important role that our region plays in the state economy.
“Today’s budget continues to reflect my commitment to build a better region with funding announced for key projects within the electorate.
“There has been major funding allocated for infrastructure, health, education and those most vulnerable in the Budget handed down today.
“I made a commitment at the 2015 election to see funding committed to improve our road networks and this budget sees the continuation of that commitment.
“Prior to the release of the budget I stated that education would play an important role in the further development of our region which is why I am pleased to announce that tenders will go out for the refurbishment of the boarding facilities at Farrer High School and also for a refurbishment of the Gunnedah TAFE campus, as part of our Gunnedah TAFE strategy.”
Other key funded projects within this year’s budget include:
- < > for the Gunnedah Police Station upgrade
$5.798million for the continuation of the Tamworth Hospital redevelopment
$2.5million to upgrade Manilla Road between Tribe Street and Jewry Street
$4million to commence construction of the second Gunnedah Overpass
$2.5million to upgrade the Oxley Highway between Tamworth and Gunnedah
$1.664million for social housing upgrades
“Whilst infrastructure within the Tamworth electorate is important I also welcome the NSW Government’s commitment to improve services for children in out of home care.
“We have seen an increase over the last 12 months in the number of children in out of home care from 127 to 147 in the local area and I want to ensure that these children are getting the best access to the services they need and today’s budget allows for those services.
“There is a lot of hard work going to keep the money flowing and building a better region remains centre to that work, delivering investment in roads, education and health will create jobs, encourage private investment and keep our local economy strong. The reason this is important is so that we can create a positive impact on the lives of those who live in the Tamworth electorate,” Mr Anderson concluded.