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More roads, hospitals, schools and transport in NSW than ever before
Thursday, 14 December 2017
Member for Monaro John Barilaro welcomed the NSW Government’s record infrastructure investment, which sits at $80.1 billion over four years. This is a $7.4 billion increase in investment as part of the 2017-18 Half-Yearly Review.
Mr Barilaro said the additional $7.4 billion 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 Monaro 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,” Mr Barilaro said.
“We are delivering new schools, hospitals, roads, transport and other infrastructure 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 local families meet the cost of living, whether that’s expanded energy rebates and free car registration for toll users, or rebates to allow more children to participate in 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 get the keys to their first home in the past five months, many of those in the Monaro.
“In November alone another 3,100 people bought their first home with the help of new reforms we introduced in July and that’s great news for families.” Mr Barilaro said.
For further information please visit: https://www.budget.nsw.gov.au/