Budget delivers for Western Sydney

20 June 2017

Families across Western Sydney are set to benefit from a record budget injecting billions of dollars in health, education, environment and transport infrastructure initiatives

Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the 2017-18 budget delivers huge boosts to roads, schools, hospitals and parklands to support residential and commercial growth and ensure Western Sydney remains the number one place to live and work.

‘When Western Sydney wins, everyone benefits and we’re investing now to power the next phase of economic growth in New South Wales,” Mr Ayres said.

“This year’s budget will deliver improvements large and small to connect communities, create jobs and deliver a better standard of living as we crack on with the game changing infrastructure like Western Sydney Airport and WestConnex.”

Key highlights from the 2017-18 Budget include:

  • A share in $4.2 billion over four years for new and upgraded schools infrastructure
  • $632 million to start new and continue major upgrades at Campbelltown Hospital redevelopment
  • $38.9 million for community based palliative care service in Western Sydney Local Health District
  • $485.2 million to continue building the Northern Road
  • $160.5 million toward the rebuild of Western Sydney Stadium at Parramatta $30 million to partner with the City of Parramatta and construct a new aquatic centre
  • $99.3 million for the upgrade of Bringelly Road
  • $43.9 million for the Schofields Road upgrade
  • $26.9 million to widen Narellan Road to six lanes from Camden Valley Way to Denham Court
  • $17.5 million for Campbelltown Road upgrade from Camden Valley Way to Denham Court Road
  • $16 million for Memorial Avenue from Old Windsor Road to Windsor Road
  • $13.4 million to progress the Jane Street and Mulgoa Road upgrade
  • $11.1 million for traffic improvements at Riverstone
  • $54 million over four five years for land management biodiversity conservation reforms and strategic conservation planning for Western Sydney
  • $11 million to further improve Western Sydney Parklands
  • $10 million for new business hubs at The Horsley Drive, Eastern Creek and Bringelly Road
  • $5 million for training equipment for new fire and rescue training academy at Erskine Park
  • An estimated $5.9 million for approved new fire stations at Oran Park and Marsden Park
  • $3.1 million to continue work on the new Mount Druitt Fire and Rescue Station
  • $4.5 million to widen Appin Road with intersection upgrades at Menangle Park
  • $2.4 million to upgrade systems at the Sydney International Shooting Centre
  • $740,000 to deliver the Youth on Track Program in Blacktown, Mount Druitt and Quakers Hill

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