Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has welcomed money for key projects in the Tamworth electorate in today’s 2015-16 NSW State Budget.


Mr Anderson said that today’s Budget has delivered on the election commitments that he has been working hard for in the region.


“I am really pleased to see these dollars allocated to the Tamworth electorate as we work on building a better region, particularly in the areas of health, schools, roads, police and transport.


“In health, as the completion of the Tamworth Hospital draws near, $30million in funding continues to flow for this state of the art facility.


“Our children deserve the very best when it comes to education. Upgrades to our schools like the $3.5million relocation of the Parry School and upgrades to Farrer Agricultural High School have been identified along with Peel and Tamworth High Schools.


“A big $30million roads budget helps my plan that I have for the roads network in the Tamworth electorate including $3million for the start of the Gunnedah overpass, $1.5million for the $8million Tangaratta Creek Bridge, all important for road safety and getting things moving more quickly.


$5.5million has been allocated for the upgrade of the Gunnedah Police Station with $200,000 straight up to begin planning works immediately. This upgrade will modernise the tired old station, providing a better working environment for police, helping them to keep our streets safe.


“There has also been significant investment in a range of services and programs right across the electorate.


“I will continue to work hard for the Tamworth electorate to ensure we get our fair share of investment to create jobs, provide the very best services and build a better region”, Mr Anderson concluded.


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