Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomed the release of the 2021-2022 NSW State Budget that sees the NSW Government continuing to deliver for the people of Penrith.
This budget takes the next step in ensuring a safe and strong post pandemic recovery, bettering our State’s services and driving growth for a better quality of life for our residents and their families.
Stuart Ayres said this budget continues with our massive investments in our local schools, health, transport and infrastructure projects to support our community as it grows.
We are investing to keep NSW COVID-safe and to keep our recovery going, investing in you with more support to help ease the cost of living pressures for families, and transforming our State with real reform for the future.
Penrith is set to benefit from:
- Security fencing for Cambridge Gardens Public School.
- $14.1 million for ongoing school infrastructure projects – Cranebrook High School new learning centre, Jamison High School new hall, Nepean Creative Performing Arts High School new hall, Kingswood High School upgrade, Penrith Lakes Environmental Education Centre and Penrith Public School.
- $162.3 million in 2021-22 for the $1 billion Nepean Hospital redevelopment.
- $13.3 million to commence construction of the new Emu Plains Commuter Car Park
- Community Building Partnerships increased to $400,000 per year for Penrith for the next two years.
- Convert Penrith station car park access to Opal Park and Ride.
- Continue planning for delivery of the upgrade of Mulgoa Road between Blaikie Rd and Jeanette St, Glenmore Parkway and Jeanette St and Blaikie Rd and Jamison Rd.
- $1.2 million to complete the 1.2km active transport connection from cnr Brougham St, Emu Plains to Mitchells Pass.
- $269.4 million in 2021-22 in capital expenditure ($1.3 billion over four years) for NSW and Commonwealth funded road upgrades to support the new Western Sydney Airport including The Northern Road between Narellan and Penrith and the M12 Motorway.
Across NSW we are:
- $44 million program to make a $100 voucher for swimming lessons available to every pre-school child aged three to six in NSW.
- $150 million for the Free Preschool program to continue until the end of 2022.
- $200 million for the new Multi-sport Community Facility Fund to invest in new or upgraded multi-sport facilities.
- Delivering shorter payment times for small business and a refreshed SME and Regional Procurement Policy.
- $82.2 million additional funding for Palliative Care on top of more than $220 million that the NSW Government invests each year.
- $90 million over four years to support women and children impacted by domestic violence.
- $28 million to tackle bushfire threat.
“This budget builds on our strong economic management credentials, helps keep NSW safe from the pandemic and prepares Penrith and NSW to not just to bounce back after COVID but go to the next level.
Penrith is going from strength to strength and this budget will keep fuelling confidence in our community.” Stuart Ayres said.