The 2020-21 NSW State Budget provides a huge investment in the St George region through a number of critical infrastructure upgrades and developments.
This Budget allocates funding to bust congestion, finalise the rebuilding of St George Hospital, improve commuter parking and increase train services as part of the NSW Government’s $107 billion infrastructure pipeline.
Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, said the Budget was meeting the needs of the community by creating brand new commuter car parks at Riverwood and Beverly Hills and upgrading high traffic zones in the area.
“Our Government has listened to local residents and is lowering commute times whilst simultaneously creating local jobs and generating economic growth to help build our way out of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mr Coure said.
“It is fantastic to see that King Georges Road and the Princes Highway are being upgraded as this will assist motorists heading out and around the area every single day,” Mr Coure said.
The Budget will also allocate $3 million for the development of a business case to turn Jubilee Oval into a revitalised suburban stadium.
“I am a huge supporter of this project because I know how much local sporting facilities mean to people in our region,” Mr Coure said.
The importance of infrastructure development is also foregrounded by NSW Treasurer, Dominic Perrottet, who sees these upgrades as an investment in our future.
“The risk of long-term economic damage is too great if we do not take action, so we are taking advantage of record low interest rates and a strong balance sheet to turbo-charge our recovery,” Mr Perrottet said.
Additional components of this Budgets’ stimulus package include the extension of the NSW Government’s 15 hours of free childcare per week program until the end of 2021 and $100 worth of ‘Out and About’ vouchers for every adult in NSW.
The Budget also provides a $337 million free tutoring package for students at every NSW Government school and a number of non-government schools throughout the State.
For more information, please visit www.budget.nsw.gov.au.