The 2020-21 NSW Budget delivered on Tuesday was described as Christmas come early with some good news for communities in the Orange electorate.
NSW Nationals Upper House MP, Sam Farraway confirmed investment in roads, health, education and transformational in- frastructure across his electoratee.
He said the budget delivered vital funding across the electorate of Orange thanks to the community working together with the NSW Government to get the important projects over the line.
“Today I can announce $900,000,000 will be invested across regional hospitals and health services, ensuring our communities have access to the same world-class health services as those in the city.
“The $5,000,000 upgrade to the Newell Highway at Parkes will ensure better safety for all drivers, whether transporting food and fibre, travelling for leisure, or driving home after a long day at work.”
“Regional communities face unique challenges and we have had an incredibly tough few years with drought, bushfires and now COVID, but today’s budget is Christmas come early, ensuring vital funding for this incredible electorate and its communities which make it the best place in the world to live, work and raise a family,” Sam said.
Deputy Premier and Leader of the NSW Nationals John Barilaro said: “Today’s budget is about bridging the city/bush divide and this record funding will deliver legacy projects and significant benefits to regional communities for generations to come, because we know that the regions are unparalleled and there is nowhere else we’d rather be.”
The budget included a boost of $300 million to the transformational Regional Growth Fund bringing the fund’s total to $2 billion, to continue delivering grass roots projects across the regions.
For more information about the NSW Government’s 2020-21 Budget, please go to budget.nsw.gov.au