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  • Writer's pictureHannah Phillips

NSW Infrastructure Boom

The 2017-18 Half-Yearly Review has increased the NSW Government's infrastructure investment to around $80.1 billion over four years, which is being welcomed by Member for Albury, Greg Aplin.

Mr Aplin said the additional $7.4 billion dollars 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 our region 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 Aplin said.

“We are delivering new education facilities, 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.

Recent local projects announced or completed in the investment include the Riverina Highway, Emergency Department at Albury Wodonga Health, Brain and Mind Centre, new TAFE Complex at Corowa, hall for James Fallon High and improvements to Murray High School and there is more to expect through the NSW Government Regional Growth Funds.

“Our strong fiscal position means we can do more to help families meet the cost of living whether that’s expanded energy rebates, reductions in third party premiums and vehicle licences or getting more children into local sports and fitness activities." Mr Aplin said.

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