Scot MacDonald
20th Jun 2017

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald MLC said today’s Budget will continue record levels of investment in infrastructure by the Liberal national Government

The NSW Budget expects a record surplus of $4.5 billion in 2017-18, with a surplus of $2.7 billion forecast for 2018-19 and average surpluses of $2.0 billion forecast over the four years to 2020-21.

Key Budget highlights for the Central Coast include:

  • continuing work on the $348.0 million redevelopment of Gosford Hospital with $87.2 million allocated in 2017-18 plus $25 million for the Hospital car park
  • $200.0 million for Wyong Hospital Redevelopment with $10.0 million allocated in 2017-18 for planning
  • $188.3 million in 2017-18 for Central Coast roads. This includes:
    • $9.3 million for completing the upgrades at the Wyong Road intersections with the Pacific Highway and Tumbi Road
    • $31 million for commencing construction of the M1 Pacific Motorway widening between the Kariong interchange and the Somersby interchange
    • $93.7 million for continuing construction on the M1 between the Tuggerah and Doyalson interchanges and on the Pacific Highway widening between Lisarow and Ourimbah
    • $1.5 million in 2017-18 for the Empire Bay Drive, The Scenic Road and Cochrone Street intersection upgrade (planning)
    • $2.0 million over two years from 2017-18 for the Kariong Fire Station renovation and extension
    • investing an estimated total of $2.0 million in 2017-18 towards repairing the Coastal Wall at The Entrance
    • continuing with the relocation of 300 staff from the Office of State Revenue to Gosford by 2019.

New South Wales has no net Government debt. The strongest position in the country.

The Government is continuing with record levels of investment in infrastructure, with $72.7 billion committed over four years in this Budget.

The budget includes investment of $7.7 billion over four years for world-class hospitals and health infrastructure, and $4.2 billion over four years for new and improved schools.

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