Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today welcomed the release of the 2017-18 NSW State Budget that sees the government continuing to deliver for the people of Penrith.
Today’s Budget will continue record levels of investment in infrastructure like hospitals, schools, roads and public transport, laying the foundations for communities across Penrith and New South Wales to flourish.
“Penrith is a big winner in this budget.” said Stuart Ayres
“This budget is seeing massive capital investments in our local schools and Nepean Hospital and includes critical upgrades to Northern and Mulgoa roads that will ensure our arterial roads expand as our community grows,” said Stuart Ayres.
“Our Active Kids Rebate will put $100 per school aged child back in the pocket of every parent who plays sport in Penrith.
“This budget demonstrates that Penrith truly does benefit from strong economic management. After being forgotten by Labor for years, the Liberal Government knows just how important Penrith is,” Stuart Ayres said.
Key projects in Penrith funded in the 2017-18 budget include:
- $576 million for the major upgrade of Nepean Hospital
- A new hall at Kingswood High School
- A brand new Public School at Jordan Springs
- Major upgrades to Penrith Public and Claremont Meadows Public Schools
- $252 million for new intercity fleet trains
- $485.2 million to continue building the Northern Road upgrade
- $13.4 million to progress the Jane Street and Mulgoa Road upgrade
- Funding to install lights at Ross Street and Great Western Highway intersection at Glenbrook
- $15.9 million to continue the upgrade of Penrith Train Station
- $20.6 million to continue construction of the Nepean River Pedestrian Bridge
- $1.48 million for GREAT community transport
- Creating Easy Access at Glenbrook Train Station
- New shared cycling and walking path at Tench Reserve
- $830,000 for new boating infrastructure
- $4 million for new and upgraded social housing
Stuart Ayres said the Government’s strong economic and financial management, and its successful reform agenda, means that Penrith is sharing in the world-class infrastructure and services announced today.
“This Budget delivers real change for families, retirees, small business owners and residents living across the electorate of Penrith, laying the foundation for future growth across our community,” Stuart Ayres said.