Wednesday, 17 January 2018
MORE NEW ROADS, HOSPITALS, SCHOOLS, TRANSPORT THAN EVERY BEFORE IN NSW HISTORY
Member for Goulburn, the Hon. Pru Goward welcomed the increase in the NSW Government’s record infrastructure investment to $80.1 billion over four years as part of the 2017-18 Half-Yearly Review.
Ms Goward said the additional $7.4 billion dollars was already on top of a construction agenda never seen before in the state’s history and the biggest infrastructure program by far of any state in the nation.
“We want the Goulburn electorate to be the best place to live, work, raise a family and run a business. Our strong economic management as a government means we can reinvest our financial success back into our people and our communities,” Ms Goward said.
“We are delivering upgraded schools, hospitals, roads, transport and other
infrastructure including community projects thanks to our strong fiscal discipline and asset recycling strategy.
“The government has also delivered an increased surplus of $3.3 billion in 2017-18 up from $2.7 billion in the June Budget which we are putting straight back into frontline services and infrastructure.
“Our strong fiscal position means we can do more to help the Goulburn electorate families meet the cost of living whether that’s expanded energy rebates and free car registration for toll users or getting more children into local sports and fitness activities.
“It’s a good day when any government reform is successful, especially when our changes are giving people stamp duty exemptions and reductions that have seen 13,672 more people including residents of the Goulburn electorate to get the keys to their first home in the past five months.
“In November alone another 3,100 people bought their first home with the help of new reforms we introduced in July and that’s good news for families across the region.
For further information please visit: https://www.budget.nsw.gov.au/