BUDGET DELIVERS $449M FOR TAMWORTH ELECTORATE
The 2022/23 budget has delivered more than $449.5 million for the Tamworth electorate with key funding being delivered to keep the ball rolling on major infrastructure projects and build a brighter future for the people of the Tamworth Electorate.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said it was great to see the NSW Nationals in Government once again deliver for our community.
“The budget confirms that this government’s focus and investment in the Tamworth Electorate. We have several major projects that have been driving investment and confidence in Tamworth and it’s great to see funding continuing to flow.
From roadworks to education, health, agriculture and front-line services this budget will keep our people in jobs and boost confidence,” Mr Anderson said.
Significant highlights for the 2022/23 budget include:
- BETTER BANKSIA PROJECT The final budget for the Better Banksia project has been revealed with $56.2 million allocated for the project. This includes $14.6 million to include a second story dedicated to children and adolescents.
- $53 MILLION GUNNEDAH HOSPITAL $5.34 million to progress the Gunnedah Hospital redevelopment towards construction
- GOONOO GOONOO ROAD $7.693 million to finalise planning and commence preconstruction
- DUNGOWAN PROJECT $37.8 million for the Dungowan Dam project including construction of the pipeline
- SOCIAL HOUSING $1.477 million for social housing maintenance and new supply
- ABORIGINAL HOUSING $2.3 million to support our indigenous people with housing
- ROADS AND BRIDGES $49.4 million for roads and bridges across the electorate
- RANGARI ROAD Additional $3.3m to complete the funding puzzle for the road
- UNE TAMWORTH $26.6 million for the Tamworth University project
- RFS AREA COMMAND CENTRE $8.54 million for the RFS Area Command Centre, which is nearing completion
- TAFE NSW SHARED SERVICES CENTRE An additional $1.4 million to complete the $4 million project
- TAMWORTH AMBULANCE STATION Brand new $6.3 million Ambulance Station
- WALCHA SKATE PARK $866,864 to revitalise Walcha Skate Park and surrounding precinct
“It’s great to see a total of $56.2 million allocated to the Better Banksia project. This includes $14.6 million to add a second story onto the building that will be dedicated to the mental health of children and adolescents which is very good news for communities across the Northwest.
“The $53 million Gunnedah Hospital redevelopment will also get moving with an additional $5.34 million to progress work towards construction.
“We have a commitment of $49.4 million for roads around the Tamworth Electorate which includes $3.3 million in additional funding required to begin works on Rangari Road.
“Also included is $7.693 million to progress the Goonoo Goonoo Road duplication project. This funding will bring us all the way up to preconstruction and is a big step forward towards delivering the project.
“The NSW Nationals in Government are backing the people of our region. This budget ensures that the people who call our great region home have the opportunity to build a brighter future.”