Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott today confirmed the NSW Budget for 2014-15 will be handed down on Tuesday, June 17.
Mr Elliott said the Budget for 2014-15 will continue the NSW Liberals & Nationals policies of responsible financial management that have helped turn around the NSW economy.
“State Labor left NSW in a financial mess, with expense growth running out of control and an infrastructure backlog to the tune of $30 billion,” Mr Elliott said.
“It is because of this infrastructure backlog that Hills residents have been left without the proper transport infrastructure they need.
“This budget will not only continue to bring expense growth under control, but will also ensure the North West Rail Link continues, as promised, on track for the first train to leave Rouse Hill in 2019.”
Mr Elliott said the key economic indicators reinforce the positive effect of these policies on the NSW economy.
“NSW, along with Victoria, is one of only two states to retain its AAA credit rating with both agencies,” Mr Elliott said.
“NSW was consistently at back of the national pack on both jobs growth and economic growth for a decade. Under the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government, NSW is once again the pacesetter on both measures.
“The NSW Government will continue to take responsible decisions to restore strength to our finances, and capacity to our balance sheet, while at the same time continuing to invest in those areas where it’s most needed,” Mr Elliott said.