Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott has praised the 2017-18 NSW Budget as delivering the most important needs of the Baulkham Hills community.
“The jewel in the crown of this budget for the people of Baulkham Hills is the $16 million for the upgrade of Memorial Avenue,” Mr Elliott said.
“The community has been crying out for this road to be upgraded for years and I am delighted the Premier, Treasurer and Roads Minister have all come on board to ensure this vital piece of infrastructure will be what we need and deserve.
“While I am grateful for this funding, this will only be the start and I am looking forward to seeing more resources poured into making Memorial Avenue the road we need it to be.”
Mr Elliott also praised the focus of the budget in children, with investment in local schools for the construction of Bella Vista Public School and upgrades for North Rocks and Excelsior Public Schools along with a children’s sport rebate.
“Baulkham Hills has one of the highest populations of school aged children per capita in the state and the investment in the new Bella Vista Public School will not only benefit parents now but our community with innovative new facility sharing arrangements,” Mr Elliott said.
“Established schools in North Rocks Public School and Excelsior Public School will also benefit from the Government’s record infrastructure investment.
“However, children are the big winners with better schools and a new $100 rebate for parents to get children registered with local sporting clubs, ensuring we take a proactive approach to healthcare while getting our children outside, engaging with their peers and building healthy relationships with others.”
Mr Elliott also noted that major infrastructure items, such as NorthConnex and the Sydney North West Metro, received significant investments.
“Our wider road network will benefit from a $463 million investment in NorthConnex, alleviating the congestion on Pennant Hills Road, and Hills residents commuting to employment hubs can continue to look forward to the Metro line with $1.1 billion invested this financial year,” Mr Elliott said.
“This budget is not just the envy of all other states, but it is also the envy of governments the world over with record spending, tremendous economic growth and significant tax relief all part of the package.”