Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott is today inviting the Baulkham Hills community to have its say on the NSW Government’s plan to unlock $20 billion in infrastructure funding by undertaking a long-term lease of 49 per cent of the “poles and wires” network businesses.
Mr Elliott said that a discussion paper has been released in what is the first step of the consultation process on specific issues or concerns regarding the Rebuilding NSW plan and the proposed partial lease.
“Rebuilding NSW is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to secure the long-term future of communities across NSW, including those in Baulkham Hills,” Mr Elliott said.
“The NSW Liberals & Nationals have put forward a clear plan to improve the daily lives of families across NSW by investing in our roads and rail networks, our schools and hospitals and our water infrastructure.
“I strongly encourage all of those interested to attend this consultation session to hear more about this exciting plan to transform our state.
“I want to hear from residents and stakeholders across the Hills on a wide range of issues including how the Government can help businesses and communities to better plan for the
opportunities made available as a result of new infrastructure investment.
“I am also looking for feedback on what potential projects would provide the greatest economic and social benefits, and whether there is further scope for consumers to benefit from greater efficiency in NSW’s electricity networks,” Mr Elliott said.
The consultation process established through the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) will:
- provide information to NSW communities on the conditions for partially leasing the assets and the strategic priorities of the Government;
- include meetings with key stakeholders and community groups across the state; and
- seek submissions on investment priorities and the proposed partial lease of the electricity networks.
Interested parties are invited to make an initial submission in response to the discussion paper by 19 September 2014.
DPC will report back to Government towards the end of 2014 with a Final Report detailing the outcomes of the consultation process.
For more details on this initiative, please visit www.rebuilding.nsw.gov.au