The 2021-22 NSW Budget is about keeping the community safe, accelerating the state’s recovery, investing in people and transforming the economy.
Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott said record funding for education infrastructure, transport and major projects in the 2021-22 budget, was a key part of the government’s response to COVID-19.
“This investment will support jobs growth, increase the capacity of our public services and ensure our transport infrastructure and education facilities are world-class,” Mr Elliott said.
“The 2021-22 budget will also deliver more cost of living support for families, as well as a raft of small business measures to help boost cash flow and encourage small business growth across Baulkham Hills.”
Key 2021-22 Budget highlights for Baulkham Hills:
- A historic investment in education infrastructure including $2.2 million for new fit-for-purpose learning spaces at Matthew Pearce Public School in Baulkham Hills;
- $43.3 million for the Rouse Hill Health Service;
- $201.4 million for the Western Sydney Growth Roads Program which includes the Memorial Avenue upgrade;
- $2.9 billion to progress construction of the Sydney Metro West between Westmead and the CBD;
- A suite of small business support measures including an extension of payroll tax cuts and the fees and charges rebate scheme, plus an additional $13 million in funding for the NSW Small Business Commission;
- Learn to swim voucher program, which will provide a $100 voucher for every pre-school child in NSW aged three to six;
- An increase of $100,000 per year for the next two years to boost the Community Building Partnership Program in Baulkham Hills;
- $4.7 billion in funding for the NSW Police Force and $1.9 billion for fire and emergency services:
- More than $193 million over five years to double the number of koalas in NSW by 2050;
- $75 million over five years to continue the Saving Our Species Program to maximise the number of ecological communities and threatened species that are secure in the wild in NSW;
- More than $26 million over two years to implement key actions under the Land Management and Biodiversity Conservation framework including implementation of the Biodiversity Offsets Scheme, and biodiversity mapping, assessment and evaluation;
- More than $140 million to manage waste, clean-up and ongoing recovery works as a result of bushfires and floods; and,
- More than $80 million over three years to deliver new signature walking and tourism experiences in NSW national parks.