Baulkham Hills Liberal MP David Elliott said the NSW Government can now get down to work with rebuilding NSW after historic legislation to fund its $20 billion infrastructure plan passed the NSW upper house.
Mr Elliott said the long-term lease of 49 percent of the NSW electricity network means a once-in-a-generation opportunity to unleash the enormous potential of our great state
“Our $20 billion plan will deliver better infrastructure and a stronger economy for NSW,” Mr Elliott said.
“With this plan, we will no longer play catch-up on infrastructure, we can get ahead of the curve.
“While today is an historic day the real work now begins as we get to work to improve the lives of people in Baulkham Hills”
The $20 billion Rebuilding NSW plan will:
- Reserve $7 billion for Sydney Rapid Transit to fully fund a second Harbour rail crossing;
- Reserve $1.1 billion to invest in the WestConnex northern and southern extensions and the Western Harbour Tunnel;
- Increase the commitment of a Sports and Cultural Fund from $500 million to $1.2 billion, capitalising on our existing iconic assets and precincts and improving the presence of facilities in Western Sydney;
- Reserve $4.1 billion for investment in regional roads and rail to underpin economic growth across the whole State;
- Reserve $1 billion for regional and metropolitan schools;
- Reserve $1 billion for regional and metropolitan hospitals;
- Reserve $1 billion for water security for our regional communities; and
- Reserve $300 million for regional tourism and the environment.
For further information, please go to the following website: www.nsw.gov.au/rebuilding.