NSW BUDGET 2016:
ANDERSON GOES FOR A GREATER SHARE FOR GUNNEDAH
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has today outlined a wish list for Gunnedah ahead of the NSW State Budget on June 21.
Mr Anderson said there were a number of infrastructure projects in Gunnedah that he wanted to see money allocated to in the next budget.
“Gunnedah is enjoying growth and development and we need to ensure that we have the necessary infrastructure in place to accommodate that growth.
“Gunnedah plays a vital role in the NSW economy especially through agriculture, mining and manufacturing and I want to ensure that as a community we see a fair share of funding made available.
“I have today met with local police, council and Chamber of Commerce to discuss a number of our priorities for the next financial year and the work we would like to see carried out.
“As part of our plan for a greater Gunnedah I would like to see funds released for the planning stages to refurbish the Gunnedah Police Station. The refurbishment will modernise the tired old station to improve service delivery to the local community and to meet operational needs now and into the future.
“Gunnedah Hospital is progressing well however we need to see funding committed from Hunter New England Area Health to keep that work progressing. The staff at the hospital do an incredible job and I want to ensure they have the best facilities possible.
“Another important area for us to be looking at is our roads. We need further funds to carry out the next stage of the Gunnedah overpass which will improve freight networks and safety for local residents as well as further investment to upgrade the Oxley Highway between Gunnedah and Tamworth.
“I have worked hard to see vital infrastructure projects receive funding in Gunnedah and we are well placed to see further investment into what I believe is a growing region in NSW and the Tamworth electorate needs a strong Gunnedah.
“I want to build a better region and a greater Gunnedah. To do that we need to continue to ensure that we are getting our fair share and I remain committed to fighting for that,” Mr Anderson concluded.